Red Hugh O’ Donnell Commemorative
by Maurice Harron
Direct invitation after open competition and limited competition. This life size sculpture is made from bronze and is located at the Pier Area in Donegal Town.
Red Hugh O’ Donnell Commemorative, 2007
A work in progress that celebrates the life and legacy of Red Hugh O’ Donnell 1427 – 1505.
Maurice Harron was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. After studying at Ulster College of Art & Design, he taught at St. Joseph’s College of Education, Belfast, Convent of Mercy, Belfast, St. Columb’s College, Derry and Lumen Christi College, Derry. In 1983 he began working at painting and sculpture. He had one-man exhibitions in City Hall, Sligo in 1987, and Heritage Library, Derry in 1989.
For the last 18 years he has worked to address issues of belief, ethnicity and political tension through his sculpture. Working in public locations, he has made works which explore themes connected to social, historical and cultural identity.