Sculpture group depicting a Marist Brother pointing two students to a wider horizon. The younger boy symbolises the primary school and sport, while the older boy symbolises the secondary school and education. The younger boy looks up to the brother as a model, guide and protector, while the older boy looks in a different direction, as he takes what he has learned and imagines his own future.
This monument was erected to acknowledge
the pivotal role played by the Marist Brothers
in fostering education, culture and sport
In Athlone and surrounding areas over a 125 year period
This Marist P.P.U project was financed with
the assistance of
Athlone Town Council
Foundation Work by
Des Nally construction
Stone Work generously donated by
McEnroe Marble and Stone Works Lrd Codsan
Sculptor: Mark Rode
- Mark Rode,
Irish/Australian sculptor from Brisbane, now living in Foxford.
Sources & Information
Location (N 53°25'23" - W 7°56'4")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: ie325; Photograph: 21 June 2014
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