Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Sneem - An tSnaidhm
Kerry - Ciarraí

North Square

Charles de Gaulle

(Lille 1890 - Colombey-les-Deux-Églises 1970)
President of France 1959-1969
(Wikipedia)
Alan Ryan Hall
1995

Sneem - <i>An tSnaidhm</i> /  Charles de Gaulle   Sneem - <i>An tSnaidhm</i> /  Charles de Gaulle

Description

Boulder with a flat side in which a portrait medaillon of De Gaulle and text.

Inscription(s)

Charles de Gaulle
1890 - 1970

En ce moment grave de ma longue vie,
j'ai trouvéici ce que je cherchais :
être en lace de moi même
L'Irlande me l'a offert
de laç la plus délicate,
la plus amicale
(18 VI 1969)

Information Sign

Charles de Gaulle
1890 - 1970

At this solemn moment of my long life
here I have found what I was looking for:
to be facing myself.
Ireland has extended it to me
in the most delicate,
the most friendly manner.

(18 VI 1969)

Annotation

Former French President Charles de Gaulle visited Sneem on several occasions.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°50'20" W 9°54'5"

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Item Code: ie207; Photograph: 17 June 2014
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