Ronan Halpin - Sculptor of Drogheda Port Company Perpetual Trophies
The perpetual trophies for a myriad of maritime based annual events such as ‘The Boyne Swim’ and the ‘Outstanding Sailing Trainee Award’ to name two were commissioned by Drogheda Port Company and designed and created by well-known local sculptor, Ronan Halpin. Ronan is originally from the Rathmullen Road in Drogheda and has been a renowned sculptor for almost 30 years. He now resides in Keel, Achill Island where he showcases his stunning and unique artwork in his own public art gallery, opened in 1999.
Many of Ronan’s commissioned sculptures can be seen in various locations throughout Ireland, from his six-meter high ‘King and Queen’ in Trim, Co. Meath to his ‘Achill Eagle’ in the West. More locally his early work can be seen at the gates into St. Oliver’s Community College in Drogheda, where Ronan assisted students in designing and creating the very distinctive sculpture known as ‘The Source’.
These iconic art pieces are all reflective of the boyne river and the events for which they were commissioned.