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Irish Sculptor, Noel Hoare, designs Battle of Clontarf Commemorative Gold Coin The Battle of Clontarf Commemorative Gold Coin 1014 – 2014 : Designed by Artist and Sculptor Noel Hoare and launched by Minister Brian Hayes in the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street. Not many Irish Artists can boast of winning public commissions for one of the largest and for one of the smallest artworks in the Irish state. Noel Hoare can! Last week, the artist spoke at the launch of the Central Bank’s latest commemorative coin – The Brian Ború: Battle of Clontarf 1014-2014, €20 Gold Proof, limited edition coin, which was designed by Noel. In his speech he contrasted his struggle with craving the largest known (3metres by 3metres) piece of solid Granite for the Beaumont Hospital campus in the early 1980’s, with designing a coin only 11 millimetres in diameter. Noel Hoare A.N.C.A., Hons A.T.C. is an established Irish artist with over forty years of experience in the Arts in Ireland. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. At home he has been active as a...