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Skibbereen - An Sciobairín
Cork - Corcaigh

O'Donovan Rossa Park

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin Rosa

Rosscarbery, Co. Cork 1831 - New York 1915
Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood
(Wikipedia)
Eamonn Lowney
1949

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Description

Statue of O'Donovan Rossa with his arms folded and elegantly dressed, looking to the town of Skibbereen. The statue stands on a arched vehicular double gateway. Directly underneath the arch is gold-painted metalwork in a Gaelic typeface, which spells out the words 'Pairc Ui Dhonabhain Rossa.' Underneath this lettering is metalwork incorporating a harp, two shamrocks and Celtic interlacing. The pair of wrought-iron gates shows two rows of fleur de lis. All the metal and wrought-iron work is by Pat Whooley, The Forge, Shreelane, Skibbereen, from 2001 replacing the rusted originals.

Skibbereen - An Sciobairín / Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin Rosa

Inscription(s)

Diarmuid Ó Donnaḃáin Rosa
1831           1915
Coisde cúiṁneaċáin
Uí Donaḃáin Rosa do
ṫog an leaċt so.
Fógṁar 1949.
Á Ḋiarmuid Ui Ḋonaḃáin
Rosa
Onóir agus molaḋ
do d'ainm
Ba ċalma an fear
ṫu a Diarmuid.
Is tréan d'fearais
cat ar son cirt do
cine. is ní beag ar
fhuilingis, agus ní
ḋéanfaiḋ Gaeḋil
dearṁad ort go
bráṫ na breiṫe.
Pádraig Mac Piarais
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Skibbereen - An Sciobairín / Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin Rosa

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Location N 51°33'12" W 9°16'17"

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