Bronze statue of pope John Paul II embracing two kneeling children, based on a photograph taken at the pope's visit in 1980. At one of the Papal Masses, a boy and a girl knelt before the pope to present their gifts. The pope reached out his arms and drew the children towards himself in a gesture of affection.
IMOGEN FECIT 1987
Around the statue is a Heritage wall with the text that the monument in 1993 was dedicated to commemorate the generosity to Maynooth of those of Irish descent whose names together of those of their families are recorded on the Heritage Wall.
Sources & Information
- Desmond Forristal, The Pope John Paul Sculpture at Maynooth, The Furrow 38, Oct., 1987, pp. 648-651 (On-line preview of p, 648).
Locatie (N 53°22'53" - W 6°35'54") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: ie333; Photograph: 22 June 2014
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