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Donegal County Council Public Art Programme in association with Coillte, the Irish Architecture Foundation, and Earagail Arts Festival present: Jeffry’s House

Mon 14th July Onwards

Jeffry’s House by Dublin based architect Thomas O Brien and Donegal artist Emily Mannion, is a folly made from thatch on a wooden frame, named after Jeffry’s Lough, a little known lake in Ards Forest Park. The folly is a place of shelter, to sit in and look out to the mouth of the bay. This is the first architectural commission in a forest in Ireland and the vision is to demonstrate the exciting potential of asking architects to respond to an invitation to create unique interventions in the natural landscape. The project is commissioned by Donegal County Council in partnership with Coillte who own the park and the Irish Architecture Foundation who managed the competition.

“O’Brien and Mannion created the potential for a magical conversation between the folly, the landscape and the public.” Competition Assessors Statement