The Sheep on the Road is a sculpture located in the heart of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Built on the banks of the river Lagan, on Lanyon Place, it represents six sheep and their shepherd. A sculpture as surprising as it is amusing, which marks all the attachment of Northern Irish people to their history and culture!
No, you’re not dreaming: it’s bronze sheep and a life-size shepherd that occupy the place de Lanyon in Belfast. A tribute above all, since it was on this very spot that the cattle market was once held!
But that’s not all: this sculpture is also intended as a tribute to the cultural and social heritage of the whole of Ireland. It allows the inhabitants of Belfast to remember that cattle breeding is still an important part of the economy in Ireland!
Made in 1991, the sculpture was signed by the sculptor Deborah Brown. It is of course free of charge: we leave it up to you to show your imagination as to the possible photos to be taken!