Special offer today.

Today, like all the best Supermarkets I offer two for the price of one!

Theobald Wolfe Tone 1763-1798

Theobald Wolfe Tone
1763-1798

Theobald Wolfe Tone ~ Bronze
Sculptor ~ Edward Delaney

As you approach St Stephen’s Green from the North East Corner A large sculpture of Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763 – 1798) stands guard today. Commonly known as Wolfe Tone, he was one of the founding members of the United Irishmen and is regarded as the father of Irish republicanism.

Cyclists resting at the feet of the father of Irish republicanism. I wonder what they are scheming?

Cyclists resting at the feet of the father of Irish republicanism. I wonder what they are scheming?

When you walk round the stone pillars the other side tells a very different story:

Hungry Heart Famine memorial  ~Edward Delaney

Hungry Heart Famine memorial
~Edward Delaney

Hungry Heart Famine memorial ~ Bronze
Sculptor ~Edward Delaney

Hungry Heart: Edward Delaney‘s “Famine Memorial”

The two parts are all one sculpture and you can read more about them in this obituary for Edward Delaney from The Guardian in 2009

This eight-minute video on Dublin, Ireland’s St. Stephen’s Green and sculptor Edward Delaney’s “Famine Memorial” (1967) gives more information.

Back on August I featured the work of Edward Delaney, with his piece Four Angels.

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10 thoughts on “Special offer today.

  1. Thank you for showing these Grannymar. Such powerful sculptures. My family has Irish roots as do many of us in the USA and I like to share with my grandkids. Four of them are homeschooled and I teach them art and reading. I like put history into the reading, it is more memorable when its personal, and this week in art we will be using clay. Delaney’s work Is a great example of expressing your history, heart and feelings with your art.

    • This series on sculpture has really opened my eyes to what is around me and having a camera and or phone in my pocket makes them easy to capture.

    • Glad to have connected them for you. Stephen’s green has an amazing amount of sculpture to enjoy these days compared to when I was a child.

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