The Echo Boy

The Echo Boy

The Echo Boy

The Echo Boy ~ Bronze
Sculptor ~ Barry Moloney

This memorial is for the Echo Boys.

Poor and often homeless children who sold the newspaper The Evening Echo & on the streets in Cork City.

Evening Echo newspapers for sale

Evening Echo newspapers for sale

Barry Moloney (1935 – 1992) was principal of the Crawford School of Art. Unfortunately, I had little success in finding information about Barry Moloney.

Plaque on the wall behind the Echo Boy.

Plaque on the wall behind the Echo Boy.

“The Echo Boy”
Commemorating
150 years of
The Cork Examiner
And 100 years of the
Evening Echo

The sculpture was
Unveiled 8 December 1991 by
Councillor Denis (Dino) Cregan
Lord Mayor of Cork

Barry Moloney
Sculptor

Relocated from Cook Street to
Saint Patrick’s Street 2004

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20 thoughts on “The Echo Boy

    • Some public sculpture will almost call out to me to take a picture, this was one of those moments. I love the representation of real life as it comes through in this one. The socks round the ankles, the over-sized jacket (probably a hand-me-down) with the out of shape pocket stretched out of shape by all the pennies paid for the papers!

    • The old and the new, I did not plan that to happen, but it shows a difference in clothes style and the modern well fed, care free life of children today.

    • We still have people selling evening newspapers in Dublin these days, they stand at traffic lights and walk between the lines of stopped cars in the hope of selling their papers. Nowadays they are adults and immigrants, mainly of African origin.

  1. Your photograph’s composition with the show windows back drop and the young lad at the background with one foot up on the sill is simply outstanding.

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