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    Default 100 foot tall statue for top of Croagh Patrick?

    Thoughts on this?

    Surely it would need planning permission? And risks being an eyesore ?

    Famed sculptor plans largest St. Patrick statue in the world



    Schmalz hopes that as news of his idea begins to spread, North Americans might become interested in the project and be tempted to sponsor it. He plans to surround the bronze statue with clovers engraved with the sponsors names.


    Although he is still in the planning stages, including how the structure will be put together, Schmalz plans to have the statue erected by St. Patrick’s Day 2015.
    Not forgetting that Christianity isn't exactly favour of the month?


    As I stood on Croagh Patrick I thought “Yes, this is it. Over there across the Atlantic is America.” And I thought to myself “Wouldn’t it be amazing to connect to two countries. To have the statue as a thank you from America for all of the culture and as an icon of Christianity standing tall and proud facing the United States.”

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    He has unfinished business to do.

    FF are rising again.

    Still a few snakes to banish.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    It would make a nice target. That mountain does not belong to the catholic church.
    Whenever understanding exists, accepting or rejecting is unnecessary. (Fundamentals of a Gnostic Education).

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    DUP are pushing for one of big Ian to be erected on Slieve Donard (facing south giving the bird signal)...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    DUP are pushing for one of big Ian to be erected on Slieve Donard (facing south giving the bird signal)...
    Had to chuckle at that brother.

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    It could look across at McNamara's Achillhenge across Clew Bay,which is still standing i think. Large column in Octagen in Westport, there was a statue of Glendenning who built the town on top of it . It was pulled down and Patrick put on top of it. That should be enough vandalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LamportsEdge View Post
    It would make a nice target. That mountain does not belong to the catholic church.
    Patrick wasn't a catholic - would you use the statue in Rio for target practice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    DUP are pushing for one of big Ian to be erected on Slieve Donard (facing south giving the bird signal)...
    I thought he'd be facing north and mooning us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Patrick wasn't a catholic - would you use the statue in Rio for target practice?
    Thanks for the delicious thought.
    Whenever understanding exists, accepting or rejecting is unnecessary. (Fundamentals of a Gnostic Education).

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