Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Loughrea - Baile Locha Riach
Galway - Gaillimh

Barrack Street
(St. Brendan's Cathedral)

Michael Griffin - Micheál Ó Gríobhtha

Gurteen, East Galway 1890 - near Barna 1920
Irish Catholic priest, killed during the Irish War for Independence
(Wikipedia)
Michael Shortall

1926

Loughrea - <i>Baile Locha Riach</i> /  Michael Griffin - <i>Micheál Ó Gríobhtha</i>   Loughrea - <i>Baile Locha Riach</i> /  Michael Griffin - <i>Micheál Ó Gríobhtha</i>

Description

Monument shaped as a small turret topped by a statue of a woman, fáinne an lae (daybreak) (also the title of an Irish nationalist newspaper).
  1. Front: Bronze portrait medaillon of Father Griffin, and a relief of Christ and a text.
    Loughrea - Baile Locha Riach / Michael Griffin - Micheál Ó Gríobhtha Loughrea - Baile Locha Riach / Michael Griffin - Micheál Ó Gríobhtha Loughrea - Baile Locha Riach / Michael Griffin - Micheál Ó Gríobhtha

  2. Right: Relief n. brigid - Saint Brigit of Kildare (c.?451-525), one of Ireland's patron saints along with Patrick and Columba (Wikipedia).
  3. Back: Relief n. coireall- Saint Kerrill a.k.a. Caireall mac Curnain was a Christian missionary in what is now east County Galway, alive in the mid-to-late 5th century (Wikipedia). text: An t-aṫair Míċeal O Gríoḃṫa
  4. Left: Relief n. nioclas - St. Nicholas (4th century), Bishop of Myra (Wikipedia).
    Loughrea - Baile Locha Riach / Michael Griffin - Micheál Ó Gríobhtha
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    Loughrea - Baile Locha Riach / Michael Griffin - Micheál Ó Gríobhtha
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    Loughrea - Baile Locha Riach / Michael Griffin - Micheál Ó Gríobhtha
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Inscription(s)

Gogaḋ an leaċt seo i gcuiṁne
ar an
Aṫair Míċeál Ó Gríoḃṫa
Sagart De Ḟarca Cluanfarta &
Sémlíneaċ i bparáste an Raṫúin
i nGailliṁ

Na Gaill a rinne a Dúnṁarḃaḋ
An 15o lá De Ṡaṁain 1920
Tre n-a Ḋílreaċt D'Éirinn
Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam

Signature

M.J. Shortall | 1926

Sculptor

Tags

  • Brigit of Kildare, St.
  • Christ
  • Daybreak
  • Griffin, Michael
  • Kerrill, St.
  • Nicholas, St.
  • Priest
  • Shortall, Michael
  • Location N 53°11'48" W 8°33'58"

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