Limerick benefactor set to be honoured in bronze

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

A BRONZE bust is to be unveiled this Friday in honour of Peter Hogan the Limerick-born Savannah-based businessman.

A BRONZE bust is to be unveiled this Friday in honour of Peter Hogan the Limerick-born Savannah-based businessman.

Mr Hogan, a generous benefactor to many local organisations including UL and Mary Immaculate College, returns to Limerick on the date of his wedding anniversary every year.

And he will have extra reason to celebrate his 80th birthday, as a bronze bust is unveiled just yards away from a statue of his descendent Michael Hogan, the Bard of Thomond.

A constitutional law attorney, Peter Hogan bankrolled this statue, as well as the Hogan Park soccer ground on the the southside.

Cllr John Gilligan said a number of places were suggested for the location of the bust.

But it was he who persuaded Peter to locate it in the Bishop’s Palace in King’s Island. This is the location of the Bard of Thomond’s most famous work: Drunken Thady and the Bishop’s Lady. The unveiling takes place at 4pm this Friday.