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Anthony Raftery - Antaine Ó Raifteíri

Kiltimagh 1779 - Craughwell, Co. Galway 1835
Irish language poet who is often called the last of the wandering bards
(Wikipedia)
Sally McKenna
2011

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Bronze statue of Antaine Ó Raifteíri in his worn travelling coat returning to Kiltimagh and stopping next to a Hawthorn bush. The tree, of corten welded steel and copper, is modelled from a Hawthorn at the sacred well "Tobar Chuimhine" in Kiltimagh. It is hollow inside but it still lives and bears fruit. It is a symbol of survival and has weathered the times just as Raifteíri did,

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1784-2011 | Antaine Raiftéri | The Last Bard | Sculptor | Sally McKenna

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Item Code: ie314; Photograph: 21 June 2014
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