Padraic O'Conaire and Eyre Square
Photographer:Briggs, Stan
Description:A photograph of the statue of Padraic O'Conaire in Eyre Square in Galway. Padraic is a well known author in the Irish language. He lived from 1882 to 1928. He is best known for his short stories. Padraic is sitting and he is wearing a hat. There is a plaque at his feet which was erected by The Old Galway Society. The plaqure reads, "Padraig O Conaire whose pioneer work in modern Gaelic literature included numerous short stories best known of which is M'asal Beag Dubh born Galway 20th February 1882 died Dublin 6th October 1928." M'asal Beag Dubh means 'my black donkey'. Beyond the statue, the square is visible. There are trees and a few people on the square. There is a walkway through the green of the square. The Railway Hotel can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken around 1993.