THE DOCKERS MONUMENT IN LIMERICK BY MICHAEL DUHAN
Hopefully I travel to Limerick tomorrow [18 June 2017] but I am a bit worried about the weather as the forecast is not good and with one exception every time I visited the city it rained to the extent that photography was more than difficult. This time I am equiped for wet weather but I would much prefer that it does not rain.
The photographs shown below are from my 2017 visit – I think that there was one rain free day.
According to Google Maps this can be found at Howley’s Quay in Limerick but according to the City Council it is “Located on Spokane Walk, opposite Bishop’s Quay”. My understanding is that the small stretch of waterfront outside Clohessys Pub is called the Spokane walk, in honour of Limerick’s sister city in the US.
This sculpture was commissioned by Limerick City Council and funded by The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government under The Limerick Main Drainage Percent for Art Scheme
Limerick born artist Michael Duhan was selected to make a permanent tribute to the Limerick Dockers, as his father was a docker and worked on ships. The dockers performed one of the most difficult and challenging ways to earn a living in the City. This life size bronze sculpture reflects with honesty and integrity the physical work and the camaraderie that existed between the Dockers