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Laois Sundial

A modern 2012 Welsh slate dial, designed and made by sculptor Kevin McKeon, for a private garden in Co. Laois. The cast bronze gnomon replicates shards of broken slate. The dial, 400mm square by 150mm thick, mounted on an 800mm high Kilkenny limestone pillar has hour lines which extend from the root of the gnomon to the edge of the plate. They are labeled to tell solar hours from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Arabic numerals. The numerals themselves alternate in size and position on the hour lines giving an overall pleasing balanced effect. The quotation ...AT THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD around three of the sides is a line from 'Burnt Coker' by T.S. Eliot. On the fourth side is the latitude 53° 00' 50" between three incised 'spear heads'. A fourth 'spear head' on the plate points towards True North which is indicated by the letter 'N'

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