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  Camera: EOS 5d Mk ii   |   Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm(@300mm) f/4-5.6 L IS USM

  1. 18 th October 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 17 th July 2014 Achieved its first feature in the group A Place to Call Home

A painted cow whose style was inspired by Irish and Scottish dance.

This painted cow is part of Derry’s Cow Parade in Ebrington Square, Derry.

Each of the cows in the parade was painted by a different artist. Each artist was paired with a community group and worked with them to identify a theme.

This one is the Commonwealth Youth Summit cow. It was inspired by Irish and Scottish dance. The artist involved was Amy Murray.

The Cow Parade is said to be the largest participative art project in the world. Having been seen by 300m people world-wide it certainly has a claim to that title! In fact there are many cow parades.

The organisers provide plain white fiberglass cows – mostly in three characteristic stances – and artists and community groups in a local area come together to decorate their cow in a way that highlights a locally relevant theme.

There are twelve, or more of these cows in Ebrington Square and a few others scattered around Derry.

Ebrington Square was formerly Ebrington Army Barracks. Under the guidance of Ilex (the local Urban Regeneration Company) it has been transformed into a public open space. You can see Derry City centre in the distance across the river.

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 18 th October 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  2. 17 th July 2014 Achieved its first feature in the group A Place to Call Home
  3. 13 th July 2014 View Count reached 2,004
  4. 9th December 2012 View Count reached 1,000
  5. 9th October 2012 View Count reached 504
  6. 26th Sep 2012 View Count reached 289
  7. 5th Sep 2012 View Count reached 101
  8. 26th Aug 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  9. 4th Aug 2012 Photograph shot in Ebrington Square, Derry

Photographic Details
    Camera: EOS 5 d Mk ii
    Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM (at 300mm)
    Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 250
    Post Production Processing: Minimal cropping etc in Apple Aperture


  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    Great shot. Interesting project and I like all of your pics on this subject.

  • Sandra,
    Thank you. I still have a few more of these images on their way. I have been working on the processing of another panorama today that is focused on the Gilt Coloured cow. I have just lined it up for a final stitch and blend having fixed some problems masking out shadows and moving people and so on. So if you like these stay tuned … I am about half way through my photographs of this project.

    – George Row

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago

    Super image!!!

  • Biddumy,
    Thank you.

    – George Row

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    Will stay tuned George. Oh I see others. Will check them out.

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Peters5 months ago


  • Lori,
    Thanks for featuring this photograph in A Place to Call Home and especially thank you for all the work you do on behalf of the group.

    – George Row

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