Statues - Hither & Thither

Maynooth - Maigh Nuad
Kildare - Cill Dara

NUI Maynooth South Campus
(John Paul II Library)

Pope John Paul II

born Karol Józef Wojtyła (Wadowice, Poland, 1920 - Rome 2005)
Pope from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005
Imogen Stuart

Maynooth - <i>Maigh Nuad</i> /  Pope John Paul II   Maynooth - <i>Maigh Nuad</i> /  Pope John Paul II


Bronze statue of pope John Paul II embracing two kneeling children, based on a photograph taken at the pope's visit in 1980. At one of the Papal Masses, a boy and a girl knelt before the pope to present their gifts. The pope reached out his arms and drew the children towards himself in a gesture of affection.

Maynooth - Maigh Nuad / Pope John Paul II Maynooth - Maigh Nuad / Pope John Paul II




Around the statue is a Heritage wall with the text that the monument in 1993 was dedicated to commemorate the generosity to Maynooth of those of Irish descent whose names together of those of their families are recorded on the Heritage Wall.

Maynooth - Maigh Nuad / Pope John Paul II


Sources & Information


Location N 53°22'53" W 6°35'54"

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