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Ireland
Castlebar - Caisleán an Bharraigh
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Manannán Mac Lir

Sea deity in Irish mythology
(Wikipedia)
Peter Grant
1980

Castlebar - <i>Caisleán an Bharraigh</i> /  Manannán Mac Lir   Castlebar - <i>Caisleán an Bharraigh</i> /  Manannán Mac Lir

Description

Bronze sculpture of Manannán Mac Lir on a boat drawn by two horses. Manannán owned a horse called 'Enbarr of the Flowing Mane' which could travel over water as easily as land and he drove his chariot over the sea as if over land.

Inscription(s)

This sculpture by PETER GRANT
which depicts Manannan Mac Lir, 'The Sea God'
was presented to Castlebar
by the family of the late ERNIE O'MALLEY
author and freedom fighter
1897-1957

Signature

peter GRANT (bronze) 1980

Castlebar - Caisleán an Bharraigh / Manannán Mac Lir

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 53°51'16" W 9°17'51"

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