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The Sky Garden at Liss Ard Country House Estate is one of only two in the world designed by the American sculptor James Turrell.

Commissioned by a previous owner of Liss Ard the inspiration was drawn from a variety of sources and traditions including, Celtic, Egyptian and Mayan archaeological concepts and buildings but primarily the original Liss Ard (or high fort) close by the site on the actual estate.

Irish traditions and pisheógs (fairy curses) would never allow for the interference with that actual site for fear of disturbing the fairies or spirits that dwell there.

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