A sculpture of Hugh Roe Ó Donnell that guards the Curlew Pass, as he did in the late 1500s and helped defeat the English occupation in the Nine Years War ( Thanks to George Row for this information).
Featured in Celtic Realm (May 2010).
This modern sculpture was built by Maurice Harron whose other work can be found here, including a stereo panorama of Hands Across the Divide by George Roe.
This image has also been used creatively by VampVamp in her work called: Night Rider.
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Thanx Jax! :)
beautiful image! congratulations!
Thanks Danilo :)
Rick, I am pretty sure that this sculpture is by Maurice Harron. I have a shot in my collection of another of his pieces:
I wouldn’t have known that George, so thank you! do you want to cross reference this one too?
PS the sculpture of the man on the horse depects Hugh Roe O′Donnell, an Irish clan chieftain who lead an Irish army that defeated an English force at a battle in 1599, at Curlew Pass, in the mountains near the site where the statue stands. The sculpture is known either as “Red Hugh” or “Chieftain”.
Thank you for the research and information George. You’ve got me all interested in the history now, so evidentially Hugh Roe O’Donnell was the King of Tír Chonaill who teamed with Hugh Ó Neill and led the “Nine Years of War” to victory!
The sculpture seems even more majestic not that I know it honors that noble hero.
Congrats you’ve been featured in Celtic RealmFino
Woohoo! Thanks Fino :)
May we have this in Sculpture?
Hi there! you wish me to add this to the sculpture group? will do :)
Yes,sorry! here’s the link again: RB Sculpture group
Thanks so much!
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