A stolen piece of art has returned to Cork after a two-year hunt

A two-year hunt for an animal sculpture that was stolen from a public art facility in Cobh has successfully ended with the wire art heron recovered by the local Gardaí.

The wire art heron, sculpted by Emma Jane Rushworth, was stolen from the wildlife scene at the Velvet Cross roundabout in Cobh in July 2020.

The wire art heron, sculpted by Emma Jane Rushworth, was stolen from the wildlife scene at the Velvet Cross roundabout in Cobh in July 2020.

Posting on Facebook, Cobh Tidy Towns said that thanks to an anonymous tip, the wire art heron was recovered by Cobh Gardai.

CTT said the artwork needed a bit of
CTT said the artwork needed a bit of “TLC” before being reinstalled at the roundabout, but promised the heron would take pride of place later this summer.

CTT said the artwork needed a bit of “TLC” before being reinstalled at the roundabout, but promised the heron would take pride of place later this summer.

The voluntary organization, which funded and planned the public art installation, of which the heron was a part, thanked everyone involved in returning the artwork.
The voluntary organization, which funded and planned the public art installation, of which the heron was a part, thanked everyone involved in returning the artwork.

The voluntary organization, which funded and planned the public art installation, of which the heron was a part, thanked everyone involved in returning the artwork.