The Statue

On 10 October 2014 Cork City Libraries launched 'The Statue', written by Antóin O'Callaghan. The book is a history of the commissioning and erection of the monument to Father Theobald Mathew, the 'Apostle of Temperance'. The book can be purchased in any branch of Cork City Libraries for €10. Below is a short film shown by the author at the launch, which marked the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of the Father Mathew Statue in St Patrick's Street.

Statue thoughts

During his research for the book, Antóin O'Callaghan interviewed several Cork personalities to record their thoughts on what 'The Statue' means to them. View a video clip of their interviews by selecting an appropriate thumbnail below, or alternatively read a transcript of their interview by selecting the PDF icon below their name.

Billa O'Connell Bishop John Buckley Brian O'Connell Conal Creedon

Billa O'Connell

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Bishop John Buckley

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Brian O'Connell

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Conal Creedon

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Diarmuid Scully Micheál Martin Jennie O'Sullivan Pat O'Connell

Diarmuid Scully

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Micheál Martin, TD

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Jennie O'Sullivan

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Pat O'Connell

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Jerry Buttimer John Spillane Ronnie Herlihy Dermot Lynch

Jerry Buttimer, TD

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John Spillane

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Ronnie Herlihy

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Fr Dermot Lynch

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Michael Lenihan Tim Keane Colm Crowley‌‌ Pat Poland

Michael Lenihan

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Tim Keane

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Colm Crowley

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Pat Poland

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