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St. Patrick's Close  
(St. Patrick's Cathedral - South Aisle)

Jonathan Swift

Dublin 1667 - Dublin 1745
Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
(Wikipedia)
Patrick Cunningham
1766

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  Jonathan Swift   Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  Jonathan Swift

Description

Marble bust in a niche, surrounde by a oval band with the text this bust is the gift of t. faulkner esq.

Inscription(s)

SWIFT

Annotation

The bust was made in 1766 for George Faulkner, a publisher and bookseller. The bust stood over Faulkner's shop door until 1776, when is nephew presented it to the Cathedral.

Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

"More than any other building in Ireland, Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral embodies the history and heritage of a nation and its people, from earliest times to the present day."
There are about 200 monuments in St Patrick's Cathedral, comprising everything from the big architectural monuments through brasses, marble statues, marble on the walls, and stained glass. On this website, we include the statues, busts and relief portraits.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Statues:

  1. Henry Richard Dawson (1792-1840), dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  2. Gerald Fitzgibbon (1837-1909), dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  3. The Marquess of Buckingham (1804-1876), grand master of the Knights of St. Patrick.
  4. James Whiteside (1804-1876), lawyer.
  5. John McNeill Boyd (1812-1861), sea captain.
  6. George Ogle (1742 - 1814), politician.
Busts:
  1. Edward Marks (1782-1869), minor canon.
  2. William Lecky (1838-1903), historian.
  3. Erskine Childers (1905-1974), president.
  4. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), satirist.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Relief portraits

  1. Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738), harper, composer and singer.
  2. Conolly Norman (1853 - 1908), physician.
  3. James Cooksey Culwick (1845 - 1907), musician.
  4. Douglas Hyde (1860 - 1949), scholar of the Irish language.
  5. Caesar Litton Falkiner (1863 - 1908), lawyer.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Location (N 53°20'22" - W 6°16'19")

Item Code: ie098; Photograph: 13 June 2014
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