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Michael Hogan - The Bard of Thomond

Thomondgate, Co. Limerick 1828 - 1899
Irish poet, whose first volume of works, Lays and Legends of Thomond, was published in Limerick in 1861
Séamus Connolly

Limerick - Luimneach /  Michael Hogan - The Bard of Thomond   Limerick - Luimneach /  Michael Hogan - The Bard of Thomond


Bronze statue of the Bard of Thomond reading from a book Lays & Legends of Thomond.


the bard of thomond
1826 - 1899

Statue erected by Peter James Hogan in memory of his
father peter john hogan of 47 Mary Street, Limerick City,
cousin to the Bard, wounded by sniper's bullet during the Irish
Revolution from British rule during 1916 - 1922, while in the
military service to his country in the Irish Republican Army

The descendants of the carpenter and coach building family
of Hogans (1820 - 1970) of No. 2 Carr Street rejoice in honouring

Michael Hogan, the Bard of Thomond

Sculpture by Jim Connolly - 2005

Unveiled by
Mayor Diarmuid Scully in the company of
'The Friends of the Bard'
Maureen Sparling
John Gilligan
Billy Hogan
Michael Toomey
On November 26th, 2005

The Lays and Legends
of Thomond

"I was the funniest idle fool
That ever graced
a Christian school
I never learned
a common rule in any book
For I, like every headstrong mule,
My own way took"

M. Hogan


Jim Connolly 2005


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Location (N 52°40'12" - W 8°37'29")

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