Survey Data

Reg No

15310207


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Historical


Original Use

Monument


In Use As

Monument


Date

1995 - 2000


Coordinates

243550, 252969


Date Recorded

01/07/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding memorial monument/sculpture, erected in 1997, comprising an irregular roughly-hewn granite slab, having a bronze plaque and three bronze hands to the front face (southwest), with a freestanding bronze mill wheel resting against the front face (southwest). Located on The Square to the east end of Dominick Street.

Appraisal

A memorial monument/sculpture commemorating the effects of The Great Famine (1845-c.1852) in Mullingar. This feature is well-cast in bronze with the mill wheel representing the town of Mullingar. It is a simple and poignant reminder of a traumatic event in Irish history and it adds interest to the streetscape of Mullingar. This piece was created by Gerard Leslie and represents a rare example of public art in Westmeath.