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St. Patrick's Park

An Pharáid Liteartha - Literary Parade

Leo Higgins & Colm Brennan
1988

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Description

Twelve bronze bronze portrait plaques of Irish writers each accompanied by a short biography, set into the arched alcoves of the red-brick east wall of St. Patrick's Park. Ten of the twelve plaques are behind an enclosed area with the date 1988 inscribed on the front.

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BECKETT

samuel beckett
dramatist
1906-1989
nobel prize winner
1969
 
molloy

waiting for godot

endgame
 

CLARKE

austin clarke
poet
1896-1974
flight to africa

twice around
the black church

mnemosyne
lay in dust

BEHAN

brendan behan
dramatist
1923-1964
the
burstal boy

an giall

the quare
fellow
Samuel Beckett
(Dublin 1906 - Paris 1989)
Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet (Wikipedia).
Austin Clarke
(Dublin 1896 - 1974)
one of the leading Irish poets of the generation after W. B. Yeats (Wikipedia).
Brendan Behan - Breandán Ó Beacháin
(Dublin 1923 - Dublin 1964)
Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish (Wikipedia).
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JOYCE

james joyce
novelist
1882-1941
 
dubliners

ulysses

finnegans wake
 
 

O'CASEY

sean o'casey
dramatist
1880-1964
juno and
the peacock

the plough
and the stars

the silver
tassie

SYNGE

john
millington synge
1871-1909
dramatist
riders
to the sea

shadow of the glen

playboy of the
western world
 
James Joyce
(Dublin 1882 - Zürich 1941)
Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century (Wikipedia).
Seán O'Casey - Seán Ó Cathasaigh
(born John Casey; Dublin 1880 - Torquay, England 1964)
Irish dramatist and memoirist (Wikipedia).
John Millington Synge
(Dublin 1871 - Dublin 1909)
Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore (Wikipedia).
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YEATS

william butler
yeats
poet
1865-1939
nobel prize winner
1923
cathleen
ni houlihan

the wild swans
at coole

the tower
 

SHAW

george bernard
shaw
dramatist
1856-1950
nobel prize winner
1925
 
john bulls
other island

pygmalion

st. joan
 

WILDE

oscar wilde
dramatist
1854-1900
the picture
of dorian grey

lady windermere's
fan

the importance of
being earnest
William Butler Yeats
(Sandymount, Co. Dublin 1865 - Menton, France 1939)
Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature (Wikipedia).
George Bernard Shaw
(Dublin 1856 - Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England 1950)
Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. (Wikipedia).
Oscar Wilde
(Dublin 1854 - Paris 1900)
Irish writer and poet (Wikipedia).
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MANGAN

james clarence
mangan
poet
1803-1849
anthologia
germanica

the poets & poetry
of munster

dark rosaleen
 

DILLON

eilís dillon
novelist
1920-1994
 
children of bach
 
across the bitter sea
 
the island of horses
 
 

SWIFT

jonathan
swift
satirist
1667-1745
a tale
of a tub

drapiers letters

gullivers
travels
 
James Clarence Mangan
(Dublin 1803 - 1849)
Irish poet (Wikipedia).
Eilís Dillon
(Galway 1920 - Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England 1950)
Irish author of 50 books. Her work has been translated into 14 languages (Wikipedia).
Jonathan Swift
(Dublin 1667 - Dublin 1745)
Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - An Pharáid Liteartha - Literary Parade

DUBLIN CORPORATION PARKS DEPT.

dublin millennium
988-1988
literary parade

one of dublin's major contributions to european
civilisation has been in the area of
literature. it is remarkable that so many
writers of world renkown were born here
including three winners of the nobel prize
for literature. this literary parade honours
some of our distinguished sons of literature.

st. patrick's park has been restored thanks
to the generosity of jameson irish whiskey,
and the publicans of dublin
[logo's]

Annotation

The plaque for Dillon – the only woman in this parade – seems to be added later, since it is out of the chronological order of birth years and of a slightly different design. It was added after her death in 1994 – without changing the general signs, which speaks of "distinguished sons of literature" (also Behan is slightly out of the chronological order, being the youngest, he should have been the first). Also Beckett, died in 1989, has to be added later.

Coll created the portrait reliefs while Brennan designed the plaques and the lettering.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - An Pharáid Liteartha - Literary Parade

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Brennan, Colm
  • Clarke, Austin
  • Dillon, Eilís
  • Higgins, Leo
  • Joyce, James
  • Mangan, James Clarence
  • O'Casey, Seán
  • Shaw, George Bernard
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Synge, John Millington
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Writer / poet
  • Yeats, William Butler
  • Locatie (N 53°20'24" - W 6°16'13")

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