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The newly opened Cork City and County Archive Building on Great Willaim O’Brien Street is to be named the Seamus Murphy Building after a recent vote by CCC.
Seamus Murphy was a sculptor from Mallow who worked on Watercourse Road in Blackpool. He designed The Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool and completed most of the sculptural stonework in the building himself.
His work is also evident in many busts, plaques and commemorative stones (including gravestones) around the country, as well as numerous statue pieces. The 110th anniversary of his birth will take place in 2007 and this is part of CCC’s commemoration of that year.
New Archives Centre in Blackpool
Blackpool Church, Seamus Murphy’s masterpiece