President Michael D Higgins Unveils Luke Kelly Statues In Dublin!


President Michael D Higgins unveiled two Luke Kelly statues today. The effigies mark the 35th anniversary of the musician’s death.

One sculpture is a marble portrait head of Luke Kelly, made by the award-winning artist Vera Klute and it was unveiled on the Royal Canal, at Guild St and Sheriff St.


The other sculpture was created by one of the country’s most well-known sculptors, John Coll. Coll made the city’s Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan statues.

The statue is a life-size bronze, Luke Kelly singing and playing the banjo and was given to the city by the late Gerry Hunt and was unveiled on South King St.

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