The Gealic Chieftain - Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WW.Wilma
N 54° 00.810 W 008° 17.318
29U E 546614 N 5985257
Overlooking the N4 and the Curlew mountains.
Waymark Code: WM4CVA
Location: Ireland
Date Posted: 08/06/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 88

The plaque on the monument reads:
"Inspired by The Battle of the Curlews faught in 1599.
Sculptor Maurice Harron
Unveiled by Mr. Noel Dempsey T.D., Minister for the Environment and Local Government on April 12th, 1999."

From Wikipedia: The Battle of Curlew Pass was fought on the 15th of August 1599, during the campaign of the Earl of Essex in the Nine Years' War, between an English force under Sir Conyers Clifford and a rebel Irish force led by "Red" Hugh O'Donnell. The English were ambushed and routed while marching through a pass in the Curlew Mountains, near the town of Boyle, in northwestern Ireland. The English forces suffered heavy casualties. Losses by allied Irish forces were not recorded but were probably minimal.

Identity of Rider: Gealic Chieftain

Name of artist: Maurice Harron

Date of Dedication: 12 April 1999

Material: Other

Unusual Features: Welded together from metal pieced. Abstract and yet real.

Position: All Hooves Planted

Identity of Horse: Not listed

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