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John MacBride - Seán Mac Giolla Bríde

Westport 1868 - Dublin 1916
Irish republican executed for his participation in the 1916 Easter Rising
(Wikipedia)
Peter Grant
Dublin Art Foundry
1982

Westport - <i>Cathair na Mart</i> /  John MacBride - <i>Seán Mac Giolla Bríde</i>   Westport - <i>Cathair na Mart</i> /  John MacBride - <i>Seán Mac Giolla Bríde</i>

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

i gcuimhne ar an maor
SEÁN MAC GIOLLA BRÍDE
major john mac bride,
vice-commandant
irish republican army,
major in the army of the south
african republic,
organizer of the transvaal
irish brigade,
WHO DIED FOR IRELAND
5th MAY, 1916
go ndéana dia trógaire ar a anam.

"no man can claim authority
to barter away the immutable
rights of nationhood; for irishmen
have fought, suffered, and died,
in defence of those rights.
and thank god, irishmen will always
be found, to snatch up the torch
from teh slumbering fire, to hold
it alof as a guiding light, and to
succeeding generation."

major mac bride;s address on the
manchester martyrs november 1914

Signature

peter GRANT 1982
dublin art foundry 1982

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 53°48'2" W 9°31'18"

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