The King of Tyrconnell: Hugh Roe Ó Donnell by rickvohra

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The King of Tyrconnell: Hugh Roe Ó Donnell by 

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.


  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanx Jax! :)

    – rickvohra

  • DNapolitano
    DNapolitanoalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful image! congratulations!

  • Thanks Danilo :)

    – rickvohra

  • George Row
    George Rowover 4 years ago

    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?

    – rickvohra

  • George Row
    George Rowover 4 years ago

    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.

    – rickvohra

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyover 4 years ago

    Congrats you’ve been featured in Celtic Realm


  • Woohoo! Thanks Fino :)

    – rickvohra

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 4 years ago

    May we have this in Sculpture?

  • Hi there! you wish me to add this to the sculpture group? will do :)

    – rickvohra

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 4 years ago

    Yes,sorry! here’s the link again: RB Sculpture group

  • Done! :)

    – rickvohra

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much!

    – rickvohra

  • wildone
    wildoneover 3 years ago

    amazing shot

  • Thanks! :)

    – rickvohra

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