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After a prolonged saga, a replica of the original statue of Pádraic Ó' Conaire is to return to Eyre Square following an eleven year absence. The original statue of the famed Irish literary giant dominated the top of the Square since it was unveiled by Eamon de Valera in 1935. The sculpture was a top attraction for visitors to Galway, many of whom had their photograph taken alongside the writer.
Disagreements have broken out over finding a new location for the Crimean War cannons which are currently on display in the front grounds of City Hall.
It lasted only an hour, but for a generation of Galwegians it was a momentous occasion, one that gave a city and a population emerging from the oppressive 1950s, a much needed boost of confidence. It was the day US president John F Kennedy came to visit.
The Glamour of Galway, a tourist promotional film from 1957, will be screened in the Galway City Museum, this Saturday at 12 noon.
City Hall has been accused of “pleading the poor mouth” for stating it does not have enough money for a replica statue of Padraic Ó Conaire in Eyre Square.