The Irish Nation

1 March 24  – 31 March 24
Irish Mancunian

The Irish Nation is a trail of mosaic artworks created by world renowned mosaic artist Mark Kennedy. The original pieces of work will be on public display in a series of cultural and leisure venues throughout Manchester in March 2024 to coincide with the Manchester Irish Festival.

Each artwork will have a plaque with a QR code taking you to more information about each Irish Icon and highlights any specific links they have to the city of Manchester.

We are proud to be a supporter of this project delivered by Irish Mancunian.

About the trail

The trail will feature the artist’s striking images of James Joyce, John F. Kennedy, Luke Kelly, Eileen Gray, George Best, Brendan Behan, Seamus Heaney, Constance Markievicz, Morrisey, Sinead O’Connor, Shane MacGowan, Oscar Wilde, Katie Taylor, Samuel Becket, Phil Lynott, Bridget O’Donnell (Famine Mother & Children) and an image from the film The Quiet Man.

About the Artist

Widely regarded as Manchester’s Mosaic Master, Mark Kennedy has been creating work for over 30 years. He is presently the artist-in-residence for Manchester City FC, his work covers several sides of Affleck’s Palace, sits on the walls of many hospitality establishments throughout the city, as well as hanging over hundreds of fireplaces across the globe.