People across the country are being encouraged to visit sculpture in their localities today as part of International Sculpture Day.

The day is a worldwide event designed to help the understanding of sculpture and its contribution to society.

Now that people can travel around their county, there are a number of online resources available to help them appreciate the public art they see.

In the capital, Sculpture Dublin has designed a range of online talks and interviews as well as a 'sculpture trail' to help people in the city learn more about the art they pass every day.

In all, 18 sculptures are on the trail, an initiative of Dublin City Council.

They are categorised in themes including 'Where are the Women?', 'Iconic', 'Posers' and 'Look up, Look Down'

Details on how to access the information can be found on www.sculpturedublin.ie

James Larkin, by Oisín Kelly