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Final Journey

Magdalen Women Memorial
Mick Wilkins
2009

Galway - <i>Gaillimh</i> /  Final Journey   Galway - <i>Gaillimh</i> /  Final Journey

Description

Limestone sculpture of a woman lifting a veil from her head. It features inscribed poetry by playwright and poet Patricia Burke Brogan, who is internationally known for her award-winning play “Eclipsed” about the Magdalen Women. A quote of her poem is on the plinth of the statue, the full poem is inscribed on a stone nearby.

Inscription(s)

in memory of the
Magdalen Women

'Make visible the Tree
its branches ragged
with washed oud linens
of a bleached shroud'

Patricia B. Brogan

Final Journey
by mick wilkins
commissioned by
Galway City Council
kindly supported by
Anglo Irish Bank
8 march 2009

Signature

wilkins 2008

Annotation

Unveiled on International Women's Day 8 March 2009 by the Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.

Galway - Gaillimh / Final Journey

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 53°16'31" W 9°2'46"

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