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Marist Brothers Monument

Mark Rode

Athlone - Baile Átha Luain /  Marist Brothers Monument   Athlone - Baile Átha Luain /  Marist Brothers Monument


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

Athlone - Baile Átha Luain / Marist Brothers Monument


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Location (N 53°25'23" - W 7°56'4")

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Item Code: ie325; Photograph: 21 June 2014
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