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photoblog image "The Flight of the Earls"

"The Flight of the Earls"

 

On the 14th September, 1607, Hugh O Neill and  Rory O Donnell along with followers left Ireland from Rathmullan, signalling the end of Gaelic rule in Ireland for more than 300 years.  The sculpture, symbolically, shows the earls as large, well-dressed figures, and the people they left behind as small and emaciated.  The sculptor was John Behan.

"The Flight of the Earls"

 

On the 14th September, 1607, Hugh O Neill and  Rory O Donnell along with followers left Ireland from Rathmullan, signalling the end of Gaelic rule in Ireland for more than 300 years.  The sculpture, symbolically, shows the earls as large, well-dressed figures, and the people they left behind as small and emaciated.  The sculptor was John Behan.

comments (11)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2015, 06:54
Poignant stuff Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Chris - of course, the Earls never got back smile
it looks a little funny with all the hands up in the air
Tom Wilson: It's an altogether strange piece of work.
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 1 Aug 2015, 08:03
Was there wailing, and gnashing of teeth, Tom?
Tom Wilson: Probably rather less than legend has it, Ray smile
This is quite poignant Tom! Great image treatment here.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard - I thought that getting rid of most of the colour helped focus on the sculpture.
This is a stunning sculpture. Very meaningful too, I would say.
Tom Wilson: It certainly is, Mary.
I like his portrayal of the times Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Janet.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 1 Aug 2015, 13:21
Stunning sculpture, Tom
Tom Wilson: Placed between a children's playground and the Lough! I think it ought really to have been on a rocky outcrop with the sea on three sides - that would have been REALLY impressive.
And I bet the way this is made really shows just how things were at the time.
Tom Wilson: You're probably right there, Brian.
Fine sculpture--excellent processing...
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Larry.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 1 Aug 2015, 19:19
Almost Giacometti
Tom Wilson: One suspects an influence smile
Wow - powerful stuff. Great shot, Tom!

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