lauder wrote:The Gough statue is intact and in some relatives garden in England! Sure the council could buy it off him.
Or just re-cast it again.
"The Gough statue had been erected in 1880 as a memorial to Limerick- born Viscount Field Marshall Gough and eventually destroyed in an explosion in 1957. It's remains came into the possession of it's current owner Sir Humphrey Wakefield (a relative of Gough's) in the 1980's and was subsequently restored and re-erected in the grounds of his Castle at Chillingham in 1990. Sir Humphrey kindly gave me permission to make a copy the sculpture (which is 150% life size) A team from Bronze Age foundry in the east end of London travelled up to Northumberland and over a week, of long working days, made moulds of the horse. "
There's an interesting article by David Limond in History Ireland (March/April) on the topic of toppling statues which mentions this re-working. I believe it's erected in Ballymun now, is it in the Social Welfare Office? Apols if this is old news.