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Ireland
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath

O'Connell Street Lower

James Larkin

Liverpool 1876 - Dublin 1947
Irish trade union leader and socialist activist
(Wikipedia)
Oisín Kelly
Dublin Art Foundry
1977

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  James Larkin   Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  James Larkin

Description

Bronze statue of Larkin in the middle of one of his speeches, waving his hands in the air.

Inscription(s)

JIM
LARKIN
1874-1947

les grands ne sont grands que parce
        que nous sommes à genoux: levons-nous!

ní uasal aon uasal ach sinne bheith íseal:
éirímis.

the great appear great because we are
        on our knees: let us rise.

…he talked to the workers, spoke as only jim larkin
could speak, not for an assignation with peace, dark
obedience, or placid resignation; but trumpet-tongued
of resistance to wrong, discontent with leering
poverty, and defiance of any power strutting out
to stand in the way of their march onward.
sean o'casey
and tyranny trampled them in dublin's gutter
until jim larkin came along and cried
the call of freedom and the call of pride
and slavery crept to its hands and knees
and nineteen thirteen cheered from out the utter
degradation of their miseries.
patrick kavanagh

Sculptor

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Location (N 53°20'56" - W 6°15'35")

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