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Ireland
Kiltimagh - Coillte Mách
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Anthony Raftery - Antaine Ó Raifteíri

Kiltimagh 1779 - Craughwell, Co. Galway 1835
Irish language poet who is often called the last of the wandering bards
(Wikipedia)
Sally McKenna
2011

Kiltimagh - <i>Coillte Mách</i> /  Anthony Raftery - <i>Antaine Ó Raifteíri</i>   Kiltimagh - <i>Coillte Mách</i> /  Anthony Raftery - <i>Antaine Ó Raifteíri</i>

Description

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Bronze statue of Antaine Ó Raifteíri in his worn travelling coat returning to Kiltimagh and stopping next to a Hawthorn bush. The tree, of corten welded steel and copper, is modelled from a Hawthorn at the sacred well "Tobar Chuimhine" in Kiltimagh. It is hollow inside but it still lives and bears fruit. It is a symbol of survival and has weathered the times just as Raifteíri did,

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Signature

1784-2011 | Antaine Raiftéri | The Last Bard | Sculptor | Sally McKenna

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 53°51'2" W 8°59'53"

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