Púca Finds Home on Burren

Following a year of controversy, Aidan Harte’s €30,000 Púca sculpture has been unveiled to the public in “a magical place”, a short distance from the birthplace of GAA founder Michael Cusack in the Burren.

A large crowd gathered at Poll a Phúca for the unveiling of the 2m-high bronze statue. In a reference to the controversy surrounding the statue, the deputy mayor of Clare, Fianna Fáil Councillor Joe Killeen told the crowd: "We know the statue hasn’t won universal praise for a variety of reasons. However, we believe it will enthral, entertain, and evoke an emotional response from all those who come here to engage with it, and that is the idea of art."

He said whether the Púca "frightens you or entertains you, you will have to make up your mind".