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Millennium Child - Christchurch Place, Dublin, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 53° 20.566 W 006° 16.290
29U E 681637 N 5913872
Quick Description: This sculpture, "Millennium Child", was created and placed here to celebrate the millennium in the year 2000. The work is by the artist John Behan. The Irish Times reported the unveiling.
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date Posted: 4/18/2016 1:30:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMQZ6X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:

The Irish Times website informed its readers that:

Child sculpture for Peace Park.

John Behan's bronze sculpture Millennium Child John Behan, has been unveiled by President McAleese outside the Peace Park at Christchurch Place, Dublin. Intended as a collaborative symbol of hope for children and families for the next millennium, the piece was commissioned by the childcare agency Barnardos and supported by Tipperary Crystal.

Dr Thomas Barnardo, founder of the agency, spent his early life in the Christchurch area of Dublin and went to school in nearby St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School.

The bronze sculpture depicts three children holding hands with the two outer children holding the one in the middle in the air. It is located outside the Peace Park in Dublin and was unveiled on 8th November 2000.

The plaque, at the base of the sculpture, reads:

Millennium Child

Barnados
celebrating children in the new millennium
unveiled by
President of Ireland Mary McAleese
on 8th November 2000
supported by Tipperary Crystal

Artist: John Behan

Type of publication: Newspaper

When was the article reported?: 11/14/2000

Publication: Irish Times

Article Url: [Web Link]

Is Registration Required?: no

How widespread was the article reported?: national

News Category: Arts/Culture

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