Eamonn O’Doherty’s Crann an Óir Was Unveiled 25 Years Ago Today

Sculptor, Eamonn O'Doherty

Sculptor, Eamonn O’Doherty

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
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
Emigrants Sculpture
The Emigrants sculpture in O'Doherty's native Derry.