Sculptor Eamonn O’Doherty’s iconic Crann an Óir sculpture was unveiled by the then Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey on this day in 1991.
Although the Central Bank is due to move to new premises which should be finished by the end of the year, it was reported in August that the Crann an Óir will stay at its present site, despite earlier indications that it would be moved.
Derry-born sculptor O’Doherty, who died in 2011, lectured in architecture in DIT Bolton Street and elsewhere. He received a number of commissions for public sculptures including those in the slideshow below.
The Governor of the Central Bank, Philip R. Lane, is to host a lunch for family and colleagues of the late sculptor to mark the 25th anniversary of the statue’s unveiling.
Crann Oir outside the Central Bank in Dame Street. Eamonn O'Doherty's sculpture was unveiled 25 years ago today.
James Connolly Memorial
O'Doherty's James Connolly Memorial in Beresford Place
Great Hunger Memorial
O'Doherty's Great Hunger Memorial in Westchester, New York
The Emigrants sculpture in O'Doherty's native Derry.
This afternoon in the High Court before Mr. Justice Cross, Dr. Patrick Power, a pain consultant at Tallaght Hospital, gave evidence in the case of Thomas Hill who is suing Portlaoise Hospital and the Midland Health Board over damage to his ureter caused during an operation to remove kidney stones.
Earlier this year I spoke with Sean (Doctor) Millar about the resurrection of 90s cult band Doctor Millar And the Cute Hoors after a hitaus of 20 years or more since they formed in London in the early 90s.
We spoke about how they came together, how they then became a little known casualty of Italia ’90, and how they recently came back together and played and found that it was good.