Roger Casement Statue Unveiled

by Gazette Reporter

The Roger Casement Statue that will be sited at the end of the new jetty at the Dún Laoghaire Baths project was officially unveiled today by An Cathaoirleach, Úna Power.

The statue was commissioned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and commemorates Casement who was born in Sandycove in 1864 and was executed for his part in the 1916 Rising.

30th April 2021 – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Cathaoirleach, Councillor Úna Power unveiling the Roger Casement statue commissioned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the new public amenities at Dún Laoghaire Baths. Photo by Peter Cavanagh Must Credit No reproduction fee when used in connection with this event

Speaking at the event An Cathaoirleach, Úna Power said:

“I am delighted to unveil this striking commemorative sculpture of Roger Casement who was born in Sandycove and who is undoubtably one of the most interesting Irishmen of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and I congratulate Mark on his excellent work.”

The statue was created by sculptor Mr Mark Richards (FRSS) following an open competition and is a representational bronze, standing over 3m tall. It will eventually be sited at the end of the new jetty at the Dún Laoghaire Baths project which is currently under construction.

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The sculptor Mark Richards said that it was “One of the most challenging pieces I have encountered, I set out to convey the complex character of Roger Casement in a composition that suggests elements of his remarkable story.  I am very happy with the sculpture, not least for its sense of decorous defiance.”

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