I do not know how I missed this the last time i visited the park.
In June 2016 the late Seamus Heaney's brothers and wife joined the Lord Mayor of Dublin and poet Paul Durcan at the unveiling of a bust of the poet by sculptor Carolyn Mulholland in Sandymount Green.
Speaking about the unveiling, the Heaney family said, “We are deeply honoured that this bust of Seamus will be on public display in Sandymount, the place where Seamus called home for many happy years.”
Sheila Pratschke, Chair of the Arts Council remarked: “Seamus Heaney was ever a friend to artists, to the galleries, academies and public art buildings of this city and this island. His sense of social duty was generous and exemplary, and the Arts Council benefited constantly from his wisdom, his friendship and support.”
She continued: “We are delighted that this elegant and sensitive piece of sculpture by Carolyn Mullholand will be on public display in Sandymount Green. It is more than fitting that Heaney be remembered in a place of public resort, he who did so much to build a ‘Republic of Conscience’, he who was conscientious in so many ways, so committed always to the idea of the civil and the civic.”