Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Tuam - Tuaim
Galway - Gaillimh

Bishop Street
(Cathedral Terrace)

William Burke

(d. 1834)
provided by his will for the establishment and endowment of a Convent of the Presentation Order in Tuam
Thomas Farrell
1873

Tuam - <i>Tuaim</i> /  William Burke   Tuam - <i>Tuaim</i> /  William Burke

Description

Statue of Portland stone depicting Willam Burke with in his hands a roll (his will?).

Inscription(s)

memoriæ perenni
GULIELMI BURKE
de domo corrachleach
apud civitatem tuamensem.
ingenita nobilitate, conspicui
quod
ardenti orca proximos caritate incensus
juventuti catholice instituendæ
orphanus sustentandis et erudiendis artibus
viduis, aliisque egentibus sublevandis
amplam precuniam annuam
testamento reliquit.
joannes machale, archiepiscopus tuamensis
pro tantis beneficius
gratum, animum profitens,
ac
debitis laudibus prosequens virum
de religione in ecclesia tuamensi
præclare meritum
erigendum curavit
an. dom. 1873

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 53°30'53" W 8°50'53"

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Item Code: ie284; Photograph: 19 June 2014
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