Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath

St. Patrick's Close  
(St. Patrick's Cathedral - North Aisle)

George Ogle

1742 - 1814
Irish Tory politician.
(Wikipedia)
John Smyth
after 1814

Dublin - <i>Baile Átha Cliath</i> /  George Ogle   Dublin - <i>Baile Átha Cliath</i> /  George Ogle

Description

Marble statue.

Inscription(s)

Inscription on a tablet behind the statue:
THIS STATUE
OF THE RIGHT HONble GEORGE OGLE
is erected by his country men and friends,
as a tribute
of affectionate veneration for the man,
WHO
by a combination of transcendant qualities
shone conspicuous
among the highest the brightest and the purest
of the age in which he lived.
for twenty eight years,
he represented the county of wexford in parliament;
during which period,
the incorruptible integrity the brilliant talents
and the ardent patriotism with which he discharged
the duties of that sacred trust,
secured to him the unalterable attachment of his constituents:
followed by whose unfeigned regret
he withdrew from public life in the year 1796.
in 1798 a memorable æra,
he was called from his retirement
by the spontaneous and unamimous choice
of the citizens of dublin,
to the representation of that loyal city:
a distinguished and unsolicited mark of confidence,
founded on the undaunted and unvarying firmness
he uniformly displayed,
in supporting with almost chivalrous enthusiasm
the constitution in church and state.
in private life
he shed a lustre on every society in which he moved:
to the attractions of an accomplished scholar,
he added a suavity of manners a scrupulous sense of honour,
and a steadiness of friendship peculiarly his own:
he lived as he died enthroned in the hearts of all
who had the happiness of his intimacy or acquaintance.
of such a man
it may be truly and usefully recorded,
that he exhibited a perfect model of that exalted refinement
which in the best days of our country
characterized the irish gentleman.
nat. 14 octr 1742
ob. 10 augt 1814.

Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

"More than any other building in Ireland, Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral embodies the history and heritage of a nation and its people, from earliest times to the present day."
There are about 200 monuments in St Patrick's Cathedral, comprising everything from the big architectural monuments through brasses, marble statues, marble on the walls, and stained glass. On this website, we include the statues, busts and relief portraits.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Statues:

  1. Henry Richard Dawson (1792-1840), dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  2. Gerald Fitzgibbon (1837-1909), dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  3. The Marquess of Buckingham (1804-1876), grand master of the Knights of St. Patrick.
  4. James Whiteside (1804-1876), lawyer.
  5. John McNeill Boyd (1812-1861), sea captain.
  6. George Ogle (1742 - 1814), politician.
Busts:
  1. Edward Marks (1782-1869), minor canon.
  2. William Lecky (1838-1903), historian.
  3. Erskine Childers (1905-1974), president.
  4. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), satirist.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Relief portraits

  1. Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738), harper, composer and singer.
  2. Conolly Norman (1853 - 1908), physician.
  3. James Cooksey Culwick (1845 - 1907), musician.
  4. Douglas Hyde (1860 - 1949), scholar of the Irish language.
  5. Caesar Litton Falkiner (1863 - 1908), lawyer.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / St. Patrick's Cathedral

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°20'22" W 6°16'17"

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