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Lusitania Peace Memorial - Cuimhneachán síochána an Lusitania

Jerome Connor
1952-1970

Cobh - An Cóbh /  Lusitania Peace Memorial - <i>Cuimhneachán síochána an Lusitania</i>   Cobh - An Cóbh /  Lusitania Peace Memorial - <i>Cuimhneachán síochána an Lusitania</i>

Description

Bronze Angel of Peace, with her foot in a sword, with the text 'Síothcháin in ainm dé' (Peace in the name of God). The angels stands on a pedestal, with a frieze of birds, with in front of it two fishermen who had worked to recover the living and the dead from the Lusitania.

Cobh - An Cóbh / Lusitania Peace Memorial - Cuimhneachán síochána an Lusitania Cobh - An Cóbh / Lusitania Peace Memorial - Cuimhneachán síochána an Lusitania
Cobh - An Cóbh / Lusitania Peace Memorial - Cuimhneachán síochána an Lusitania

Inscription(s)

Under the Angel of Peace:

to the memory of all who perished by
the sinking of the lusitania may 7 1915
and in the cause of universal and
lasting peace

Under the fishermen:

laborare est orare
they helped in the rescue gave aid and comfort
to the survivors and buried the dead

Information Sign

S.S. 'LUSITANIA'
the cunard liner, torpedoed and sunk by u boat u20
off the cork coast on 7th may, 1916.
with the loss of 1198 lives.
many survivors and dead were brought ashore here.
170 of the victims were buried in the nearby
clonmel (old church) cemetery.


jerome connors peace memorial honours the memory of
those who helped in the rescue, gave aid & hope to the survivors
and buried the dead

Annotation

Wikipedia:
While working on the Hubbard statue, Connor received a commission to create a memorial for all the Lusitania victims. It was to be erected in Cobh, County Cork where many of the victims were buried. The project was initiated by the New York Memorial Committee, headed by William H. Vanderbilt whose father Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, like Elbert and Alice Hubbard, perished on the Lusitania. Connor died before the Lusitania memorial was completed and based on Connor's design its installation fell to another Irish artist.
The pedestal and the two fishermen were placed in 1952 and the memorial stood many years unfinished. On the initiative of sculptor Domhnall O'Murchada (Donal Murphy), who had salvaged the wax model of the Angel of Peace from Connor's studio, the Angel was finally cast and placed on the monument in 1970.

Cobh - An Cóbh / Lusitania Peace Memorial - Cuimhneachán síochána an Lusitania

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Location (N 51°51'1" - W 8°17'42")

Item Code: ie133; Photograph: 15 June 2014
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