Finally got some good news re the William Orpen Bronze sculpture. After a very disappointing ‘NO THANKS’ from the previous proposed location, 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.
Next step is to arrange a date for the unveiling and WW1 themed concert- Aug/Sept (not during the Pope’s visit – Aug 25th & 26th).
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