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Three Fates - Triúr Bandéithe na Cinniúna

Josef Wackerle
1956

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Description

Fountain with a bronze sculpture of the Germanic norns - female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men - Urðr (Urd), Skuld and Verðandi.

Inscription(s)

This fountain
designed by the sculptor Josef Wackerle
is the gift of the people of the German Federal
Republic to mark their gratitude for Ireland's
help after the war of 1939-45
The bronze group portrays the three
legendary fates spinning and measuring
the thread of man's destiny

Plaque added in 1997:

In Dankbarkeit für die Hilfe, die das irische Volk
deutschen Kindern nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gewährte

Le buíochas as an gcabhair a thug muintir na hÉireann
do pháisti Gearmánacha tar éis an Dara Cogadh Domhanda

With gratitude for the help given to German children
by the Irish people after World War II

Roman Herzog
Präsident der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Uachtarán Phoblacht Chónaidnme na Gearmáine
President of the Federal Republic of Germany
23.03.1997

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Three Fates - Triúr Bandéithe na Cinniúna

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Locatie (N 53°20'12" - W 6°15'28")

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