Hands - Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 52° 50.521 W 008° 58.998
29U E 501124 N 5854696
Quick Description: Sculpture of human hands on the grounds of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.
Location: Ireland
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 6:04:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMAHEM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 8

Long Description:

The limestone sculpture of two humans hands by Shane Gilmore were placed in May, 2008. The hands were dedicated to several concepts as shown on the plaques below the sculpture: 

Hands sculptured by Shane Gilmore

Hands of Welcome – acknowledging the presence of emigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and fellow EU citizens in our community.

Hands of Peace – marking a new era of peace on the Island of Ireland.

Hands of Co-operation – celebrating Ennis Ireland’s tidiest town in 2006.

Hands of Healing – remembering walk of reconciliation by Bishop Willie Walsh for Jubilee 2000.

Hands of Faith – recognizing the faithfulness of parents and grandparents for handing on the Christian faith to the next generation.

Also has quote from Bible:

“I will not forget you, I have carved your name on the palm of my hand” Isaiah 49:15

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Hands

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Shane Gilmore

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: May 2008

Materials used: Limestone

Location: Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

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