Today, like all the best Supermarkets I offer two for the price of one!
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.
When you walk round the stone pillars the other side tells a very different story:
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.