Trees or no trees? Grass? College Green Plaza

Stephen James Smith please stand up at the Freedom Lookout.

Brenda Malloy Please play your harp on the Grass.

Ciaran Cuff please ride your bicycle.

Support Celtcia!!!



Freedom Lookout #collegegreenplaza

Freedom Lookout!

A carved stone Megalithic art public speaking platform with spoken word competitions and photographic lookout and vantage point for College Green Plaza. Thank you Stephen and John for supporting the independent artists we hope to celebrate with you at College Green Plaza one day!


Stephen James Smith @sjsWORDS | Twitter
Credit: John Soffe Photography ©
#celtcia ©





'Member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland'


An Overseas Membership MIID Application was made on the 31/10/2016 for a team member! Looking for foward to the future!!!

Benefits of IDI membership include:

Exclusive right to the title 'Member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland' (MIDI / FIDI / GIDI / UIDI)
The right to display and present a certificate of IDI Membership
Listing in the online IDI Directory
The right of use of the IDI Member logo
The opportunity to apply to the Register of Professional Designers in Ireland
Future progression to Chartered Designer
Access to senior designers and practice leaders within the IDI Membership
Access to IDI run mentoring and professional development opportunities
Opportunity to enter the annual IDI Design or Graduate Design Awards
Invitations to attend IDI seminars, exhibitions, lectures and discussions
Skillsnet member discounts on all courses now available to IDI Members
Access to IDI resources, training materials and guidance
Access to IDI recommended professional services
Access to job listings and internship opportunities
The IDI Code of Professional Conduct
Access to Research publications

Here is a list of few core things the IDI does:

Represent the design community at a government level
Lobby for legislative action supporting job creation, training and education for design
Promote excellence in design through the Irish Design and Graduate Design Awards.
Manage the Registered Designer in Ireland process and lobby for Chartered designer
Support Continued professional development through training
Provide access to key design research publications in collaboration with the UK Design Council
Support the publication of Iterations, Ireland’s only Design Research Journal and Practice review. 
Collaborate with other stakeholders to run National events like Irish Design 2015. 
Link industry to education, graduates and future research. 
Collaborate with members on EU research in the Design sphere. 
Post jobs in Design
Help, promote and run design talks and conferences. 
Represent you, as a designer, protecting your career and your future income.


€3,000,000.00 Architectural Competition:

3,000,000.00 Architectural Competition:

Celtcia has announced a three part architectural design competition regarding College Green in Dublin, Ireland. To ensure the best architectural outcomes are achieved Celtcia are offering generous competition to try and find the best result for one of the most important architecture and urban design set pieces in history.

Email one A3 page at 150dpi of your design to Include your name and contact details in the email. Entries must be received prior to the 17th of March 2016 1:00am St Patrick's day. Three entries will be shortlisted. This shortlist will be labelled “trinity”.

a)       Entries that are shortlisted will be offered a surprise one way ticket to a destination in Europe.

b)       If any entrants can successfully license their or celtcia’s designs  exclusively to in the next 12 months with a successful and funded business case. Celtica will award 3,000,000.00 from this case to the winner.

c)       For every time you blog/messageboard/facebook or get press or media you will receive one bonus point. The keywords are luas cross city, college green, bus gate , 2016, Dublin City Council, Architecture, Design, Urban Design, Public Space, Proposed Part VIII Application , Christopher Manzira, Senior Executive Engineer, Roads & Traffic Planning, Cuffe ,

In 2009 Celtcia released a photo montage of College Green. 2 years later President Barrack Obama and his First Lady visited Ireland and spoke in the middle of this design concept. This competition is open to the public.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a civic space that we can be proud of as a national civic space,” said Cuffe. “We’ve got to get it right.”



4 quarters of Irishmen's honest opinions on the work of Celtcia...

7th of September Panama canal close to 100 years and an estimated cost of US $5.25 billion in 2006...

Shane B:

"I like the idea of incorporating the shamrock into a new style of modern Irish architecture to give us back our own sense of identity" 

Shane D: 

"Having spent New Years on College Green last year I love the idea of developing the area in a way which makes it more Irish, Similar to O'Connell St"

Mark B:

"Very tasteful modern architecture that embraces our cultural symbolism"

Derry O N: 

"I really like this idea and I feel that this proposal really captures a sense of Irishness that Irish people will be proud of" 

Arts Council do not have the resources to support a Celtic Revival or Decade of Commemorations with Celtcia

According to the Art's Council a Decade of Commemorations with Celtcia is not a funding priority. It also highlights that Visual materials supplied by Celtcia are not architectural in their content or ambition this is despite the content appearing in an Advertising Architecture exhibition at an international venue. Has the Arts Council ever supported architecture with Celtic or Irish Symbols? I guess we will never find out...

Celtic or Irish symbols that make Indigenous Irish Architecture are not a priority for the Art's Council with it's engaging architecture program. Ireland needs to come out of it's medieval obsession with hope and a Celtic Revival might just be the answer...

Since its revival in the 1850s, the Celtic cross has been used extensively as grave markers. This was a departure from medieval usage, when the symbol was more typically used for a public monument.