Sometime over the last week a “Mystery Man” has arrived on the South beach in Arklow.
The sculpture is about 3 metres in height, made of metal wearing a hat and is looking east out to sea, appearing to cover his eyes with his hand.
“The Watcher” on Arklow’s, South beach
It is not know how he got there or who put him there, a member of the Arklow Coast Care Group said “He appeared overnight and everyone is delighted with him, it is a total mystery and it looks like whoever put him there had it all planned for a while. He is well bolted to the stone, I hope no one touches him now.”
A post on Social Media said “Arklow now has its own Banksy, well done to whomever.”
It is not the first time a mystery object has appeared in Arklow, in December 2018 a carved owl showed up at the duck pond on the northside of the town.