Sculpture to be unveiled in sculptor’s home town

A sculpture by the celebrated artist Edward Delaney is to be unveiled in his native town of Crossboyne, County Mayo next Saturday, July 6. The unveiling speech will be done by the artist’s son, author Eamon Delaney.

The sculpture entitled ‘Integration’ comprises an abstract steel globe and has been donated by the family. It will be placed beside Crossboyne church in a special park also donated by the family. Edward Delaney, a major figure in Irish art, was born near Crossboyne in 1930 and later moved to Dublin and then to Europe where he was educated in art institutes and foundries. He is most famous for his Wolfe Tone statue in St Stephen’s Green and Thomas Davis memorial in College Green. He died in Connemara in 2009 and was buried in Crossboyne cemetery.