Road Art 1

The Gaelic Chieftain


The Gaelic chieftain, sculpted in metal near Boyle, Co Roscommon by Maurice Harron, photographed on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2009.

The sculpture represents Aogh Rua (Red Hugh) O’Donnell, who lead a rebel Irish force against the English under Sir Conyers Clifford in 1599 at The Battle of Curlew Pass. The English were ambushed and routed while marching through a pass in the Curlew Mountains, near the town of Boyle.

The Gaelic Chieftain road art sculpture on the Roscommon border.

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.