Renowned artist passes away leaving a legacy of work in Glenties

Artist Nell Pollen has died at age 84 in her native Wexford.

Her career as a ceramicist, woodcarver and sculptor spanned four decades and took her from Ireland to Italy, Germany, Finland, and in 1981 to the United States.

She will be remembered as one of several outstanding artists who worked during a remarkably creative period in Irish art.

Many churches throughout Ireland, including several designed by architect Liam McCormick, contain a variety of works by this talented group.

She produced work for two Liam McCormick-designed churches in Co Donegal and set of stations and three statues for St Conal’s Church, Glenties.