30 November, 2021

new sculpture

A new sculpture was unveiled in Gaoth Dobhair Sunday in honour of all young people who have passed away.
The powerful artwork – entitled Suaimhneas – is located in the garden to Páirc an Phobail (The Community Park) on Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair (Gweedore Business Park).

It was created by the community in loving memory of children, teenagers and young adults who died in the vibrancy of their youth, through illness or tragedies.

Credit goes to renowned Donegal sculptor, John McCarron, for the design of the impactful memorial. It now sits in a public space where people are welcome to visit, pause and remember those who are gone before us, but live in our hearts and memories.
Info courtesy of the Donegal Daily website.


 

49 comments:

  1. A very expressive and moving sculpture. I liked to see it, thanks, Bill. Nice greetings 🍀

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  2. Hello,
    A lovely touching memorial and sculpture. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  3. Paying tribute to those that have passed on too soon is a worthy cause.

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  4. Interesting how the artist represented/rendered the individual's torso.

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  5. Hi Bill.

    A very nice tribute to the young people.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  6. So great it can be there so close and personal in the lovely garden.

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  7. ...a powerful statement that life is often unfair!

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  8. Beautiful in its simplicity. Thanx Bill.

    God bless.

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  9. It certainly conveys the loss and emptiness well. A touching tribute.

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  10. One gets a heavy heart seeing it...

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  11. Art is all about love. This is the saddest statue I've ever seen.

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  12. It's so hauntingly sad.

    Happy Tuesday, Bill.

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  13. It looks so defeated. Sad indeed, Bill.

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  14. What a powerful piece of sculpture suggesting the sadness of loss.

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  15. Hola! es una escultura muy bonita y con mucho significado. Saludos

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  16. Wow! This statue is far out!

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  17. Very good shot of an emotional, beautiful and very original monument.

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  18. Este tipo de esculturas, se ha puesto de moda y se va extendiendo a diiversos países.

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  19. It is an inevitable fact that everyone will lose their life one day. However, those who die at a young age sadden people a little more. A well thought out and meaningful monument...

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  20. I like the fact that this sculpture has no personal identification on it, as it represents all who are going through the sadness of personal loss.

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  21. ohh soo sad with all the young people gone..Great sculpture!

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  22. Beautiful sculpture, a great tribute to all the young people who lost their lives too soon.

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  23. A beautiful statue and sad at the same time

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  24. A beautiful statue and it portrays sadness well!!

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  25. Thank you for sharing that Bill, my gosh, that brought out a lot of emotions for me.

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  26. A beautiful sculpture and one that I am sure will bring comfort to many.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Realmente é uma grande esculltura, mas triste por representar a uma triste realidade.

    Bill, tenha boa noite.
    Um abraço.

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  28. Diferente pero muy bella. Te mando un beso

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  29. Very beautiful and poignant sculpture.

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  30. Very beautiful and innovative sculpture cherishes the memories of their young ones.

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  31. That is very moving. I like it :-D

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  32. I love this, although it makes me sad.

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  33. Hola Bill, una escultura a la tristeza.
    Buen día.
    Saludos

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  34. Uma escultura que nos emociona! Gostei imenso de ver! Uma bela e tocante homenagem aos mais novos, que partiram bem antes do seu tempo...
    Um grande abraço!
    Ana

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