Reply To: The Spike
A monument to Brian Boru is twee…it has no relevance to modern Ireland whatsoever. I bet most people couldn’t tell you the first thing about Brain Boru past the the Battle of Clontarf…and even there their knowledge would be hazy and inaccurate.
As for Pearse – well there is a beautiful Pieta for Pearse at his grave in Glasnevin and their is also St Ednas as a less militaristic legacy. As for 1916 – we done all this to death in 1966. You have the GPO itself with its plaques and statue and gaudy friezes; a Garden of Remembrance; various plaques on a variety of sites around the city.
Lets get over it…. it’s 2003. lets just enjoy art for arts sake rather than sticking a tacky moniker to it.