Galway City Museum
Fáilte chuig Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Pádraic Ó Conaire Statue

Albert Power's iconic statue of Galway writer Pádraic Ó Conaire was unveiled by Irish leader Éamon de Valera in Eyre Square, on Whit Sunday, June, 1935.

Padraic O Conaire

Symbolically, the statue replaced that of Lord Dunkellin, a local landlord who was seen as part of the former ruling British establishment. In 1922, Dunkellin's statue was pulled down and dragged through the streets to the sound of a fife and drum band playing 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'. It was finally dumped into the River Corrib from Nimmo's Pier.

Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882 - 1928) is regarded as one of the foremost writers in the Irish language, and a significant contributor to the revival of Gaelic literature in the early 20th century.

Location: Level 0