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Sligo - Sligeach
Sligo - Sligeach

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O'Higgins monument

Ambrosio: Sligo c. 1720 - Lima 1801, Irish-born Spanish colonial administrator (Wikipedia)
Bernardo: Chillán 1778 - Lima 1842, South American independence leader (Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1994

Sligo - Sligeach /  O'Higgins monument   Sligo - Sligeach /  O'Higgins monument

Description

Stone with a plaque with two portrait medallions.

Inscription(s)

AMBROSIO O'HIGGINS
viceroy or peru
governor of chile
marquis of osorno
father of bernardo o'higgins
born in sligo (ballenarry) 1720
died in lima (peru) 1801
BERNARDO O'HIGGINS
captain general libertator &
first president of republic of chile
advanced the cause of
independence in spanish america
born in chillan (chile) 1778
died in lima (peru) 1842
this plaque was made
possible by a donation
from banco o'higgins
chile
embassy of chile
o'higgins institute of chile
1994

On the stone:

presented by the republic of chile
to the people of slig and ballinary
in recognition of the .... of ireland to chile
unveiled by his excellency the ambassador of chile
señor hernan errazur...
in the year of sligo's ...th anniversary
.. november 199..

Sligo / Sligeach - O'Higgins monument

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Location (N 54°16'18" - W 8°28'22")

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