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Ireland
Galway - Gaillimh
Galway - Gaillimh

Claddagh Quay
(Saint Mary's Priory)

Naomh Máirtín de Porres

St. Martin de Porres

Lima 1579 - Lima 1639
Lay brother of the Dominican Order who was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI and canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony
(Wikipedia)
James McKenna
1989

Galway - <i>Gaillimh</i> /  Naomh Máirtín de Porres   Galway - <i>Gaillimh</i> /  Naomh Máirtín de Porres

Description

Grey granite statue of St. Martin de Porres showing him in the act of pouring soup into a bowl for a hungry child while laying a comforting hand on the youngster's head.

Inscription(s)

Naomh Máirtín De Porres O.P.

Comóradh cois Chladaiġ
1488 - 1988

Signature

James McKenna

Annotation

Unveiled in April 1989 at the occasion of 500 years Dominicans in Galway.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°16'6" W 9°3'20"

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