The statue of Padraic O'Conaire (1882-1928) stands in J.F.K. Memorial Park, and was sculpted by Albert Power. Padraic O'Conaire, one of Galway's great writers, returned to the city in 1914 after finishing his education in Blackrock College, Dublin. He travelled the roads of Galway with his donkey and cart looking for material to put in his work, and would teach and tell stories on his travels. He died in a Dublin hospital in 1928. Padraic O'Conaire was one of the initiators of the Irish Literary Revival and is regarded as one of the finest Irish short story writers of the last century.
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