Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Recess - Sraith Salach
Galway - Gaillimh

N59

The Connemara Giant

Ireland's only late 20th century ‘antiquity'
Mark Joyce
1999

Recess - Sraith Salach /  The Connemara Giant   Recess - Sraith Salach /  The Connemara Giant

Description

Statue made from cast concrete of a crouching giant with a long beard.

Inscription(s)

this is
CONNEMARA
(conn son of the sea)
BUILT IN 1999
by joyces craft shop
for no apparent reason

Annotation

Except for this statue built 'for no apparent reason' Joyce's Craft Shop has built a monument 'on this site in 1897 nothing happened' (behind the statue) and on its facade a sign 'For those of you who like this sort of place this is the sort of place you like'.

Recess - Sraith Salach / The Connemara Giant

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 53°27'59" - W 9°44'21")

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