Finally got some good news re the William Orpen Bronze sculpture. We have secured a site in front of the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan (ex Stillorgan Park Hotel). The sculpture will be visible from the Stillorgan Duel Carriageway and it will have the security required. This is actually a better position as the sculpture can be photographed without supermarkets and food outlets in the background.
Originally a house stood in the grounds of the hotel which could be seen across the fields from Oriel Lodge where William Orpen was born.
The unveiling and WW1 themed concert is on the 15th September 2018 and an exhibition plus an AV/Talk “The Life & Times of Sir William Orpen” will take place the following day – Sunday 16th Sept. also at The Talbot Hotel.
Concert tickets from Karen D’Alton 00353 1 2957708
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