An exact replica of the statue of famous Irish novelist and story writer Pádraic Ó Conaire was unveiled on Eyre Square in Galway by Irish President Michael D. Higgins today. The original was removed in 2004, due to concerns over ongoing vandalism.
Captured remembering pioneer of modern Gaelic fiction literature, author of 26 books, 473 stories, 237 essays and 6 plays Pádraic Ó Conaire, at his grave in Galway’s Bohemore cemetery are Mayor of Galway Cllr. Pearce Flannery, former Mayor Cllr. Pádraig Conneely, mayor of the Menlo Park City in California Kirsten Keith and the members of famous Irish poet’s family. Photo by Darius Ivan divmedia.ie #PadraicOConaire
Pádraic Ó Conaire (28 February 1882 – 6 October 1928) was an Irish writer and journalist whose production was primarily in the Irish language. In his lifetime he wrote 26 books, 473 stories, 237 essays and 6 plays. His acclaimed novel Deoraíocht has been described by Angela Bourkeas ‘the earliest example of modernist fiction in Irish’.