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.
A new marble statue of Luke Kelly has been unveiled on King Street South in Dublin pic.twitter.com/aiqLbMqt6J
— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) January 29, 2019
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