Kildare Arts Service : Public Art : Public Art Entries : 1798

1798 Rebellion, Commemmorative Sculpture


Edward Fitz 300x400

Title: 1798 Rebellion, Commemmorative Sculpture – Lord Edward Fitzgerald.

Artist: Annette McCormack

Year of installation: 1998

Location: Market Square, Kildare Town

Medium: Bronze

Size: 1.5 times Lifesize

Artist’s Statement:
Kildare County Council ran an open competition inviting artists to submit proposals for a three dimensional sculpture of Lord Edward Fitzgerald to commemorate this famous leader of the 1798 rebellion.
Lord Edward lived in Kildare with his wife Pamela for some years, so Kildare town this was an obvious choice for siting the sculpture.