Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Bandon - Droichead na Bandan
Cork - Corcaigh

North Main Street

Seán Hales - Seán Mac hAol

Ballinadee 1880 - Dublin 1922
O.C. Bandon Battalion of the old IRA 1918-21, a TD in South Cork 1921-22 and Brig. General in the New Free State Army 1922.
(artist?)
1930

Bandon - <i>Droichead na Bandan</i> /  Seán Hales - <i>Seán Mac hAol</i>   Bandon - <i>Droichead na Bandan</i> /  Seán Hales - <i>Seán Mac hAol</i>

Description

Statue of Hales in uniform.

Inscription(s)

Erected by a grateful people
in proud and loving memory of
BRIGADIER-GENERAL SEÁN HALES T.D.
Volunteer, Soldier, Statesman and Patriot.
and in recognition of his services
to the cause of Irish Freedom.

born at Ballinadee 30.th march 1880,
killed in Dublin 7.th december 1922.

May the Lord have mercy on his soul.

Let him sleep in the breast of his dear land
Wrapped in sward from his own native dales
For the fame of his valour shall garland
With Glory, the tomb of SEÁN HALES.

Tógaḋ an leac seo le hurraim agus onór
do Seán Mac hAol T.D.
óglaċ-ṫaoiseaċ, ríog aċt fhear 7 tír-gráḋṫóir
mar ċúireaṁ ar a ṡaoṫar
ar son saoirse na hÉireann

rugaḋ é i mBaile na Daiḃċe an 30ad lá ṁárta 1880
do marḃuiġeaḋ i mbaile áṫa Clíaṫ e
an 7ad lá de ṁí na no dlag 1922

Go ndeiniḋ Dia trócaire ar a anam.

Id ċodlaḋ cé táir a Ṡeáin go tláiṫ lag tréiṫ
Agus fuar-ċré an ḃám id ġárda ó ṡoillse an lae
Ní imṫiġṫe táir ód ċáirde cumainn is cléiḃ
Mar mairfiḋ do ċáil gan ċáim
go dtiocfaiḋ lá'n tsléiḃe

Annotation

The statue was made in Genua, commissioned by Hales' brother Donal.

Bandon - Droichead na Bandan / Seán Hales - Seán Mac hAol

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°44'48" W 8°44'7"

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