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Call made to move iconic Limerick statue to O’Connell Street

The Patrick Sarsfield statue in Cathedral Place - hope has been expressed at a move

The Patrick Sarsfield statue in Cathedral Place - hope has been expressed at a move

  • by Nick Rabbitts
 

A CALL has been made to move a statue of one of Limerick’s most historical figures to the main thoroughfare.

At the moment, the statue of Patrick Sarsfield sits hidden away in the grounds of St John’s Cathedral.

Now, with the Gathering set to take place next year, northside councillor Cormac Hurley wants to see the statue moved to a more central location.

Speaking at this week’s sport and culture special policy committee meeting, Cllr Hurley said: “Only this morning, a man asked me about the potential movement to a more appropriate location elsewhere. It is in the grounds of St John’s at the moment. It would be more suitable if, in time for the Gathering, Sarsfield would be located in O’Connell Street.”

Director of service Kieran Lehane said he would like councillors to lead the debate on the matter.

“This is an extremely sensitive topic as regards the relocation. It is a very fine statue, and it is a shame it is hidden at the moment behind the Cathedral walls. Perhaps members of the council might discuss moving it. I would like to see the members take the lead on this issue,” he told councillors.

 

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