Thursday, March 3, 2016

Red Hugh O' Donnell

We were in Donegal Town this afternoon for about an hour.  I remembered this statue and wanted to get a photo.  The last time I was in this area was in June when a friend visited.  It was very crowded so I took a quick photo but didn't like it and I didn't have any info on it.  I got some today :)

Red Hugh was  ”Principal of the great royal family, who ruled the Kingdom of Tir Conaill (Donegal) from 1200 until 1601.  It was built on a bend on the Eske for defensive reasons, the river protecting it on two sides.”  




The River Eske looking toward the center of town,  The Bank Walk Trail is on the left.


The statue is down near a car park straight ahead where you can see a lone car.  The boat ramp is for the tourist boats that cruise the river in the summer.  The trees you see here on the right is where the Bank Walk Trail is which I showed you with the little fairy doors.

12 comments:

  1. I never got a chance to photograph the statue, merely drove past it...

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  2. He looks like the sort you don't want to pick a fight with. Looking at the inscription, one item stands out- they couldn't have come up with a better word than Scheme?

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  3. Quite a noble looking fellow!

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  4. Red Hugh is good looking dude but I wouldn't want to cross swords with him.

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  5. What a great looking "model " you are showing us today.
    I like it. Great artistic work put in to this.

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  6. Fantastic location for this impressive sculpture.

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  7. Red is a striking looking man Bill. It's a wonderfully executed sculpture and what a view Hugh has forever more!

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  8. Red is a striking looking man Bill. It's a wonderfully executed sculpture and what a view Hugh has forever more!

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