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Patrick Kavanagh Sculpture, Dublin

Patrick Kavanagh Sculpture - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Patrick Kavanagh Sculpture
Wilton Terrace, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 2Map
Grand Canal
Neighborhood: Georgian Dublin
Overview

At one with its tranquil surroundings, the sculpture of Patrick Kavanagh on Dublin's Grand Canal pays appropriate tribute to one of Ireland's best-loved bards. Peacefully seated on a tree-shaded bench, the poet surveys the dark, slow-moving water—as he did in life—and there's plenty of room beside him for those who wish to join in the meditation. This understated acknowledgment was suggested by Kavanagh himself in "Lines Written on a Seat on The Grand Canal, Dublin", and the gentle repose of the scene chimes beautifully with the poem that inspired it: "O commemorate me with no hero-courageous Tomb – just a canal bank seat for the passer-by." – Gareth Thornton

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Bus #10, 10a, 15x, 49x, 50x, 51d, 51x, 66x, 67x
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