A proposed memorial for Ballybricken’s ‘Boy Soldier’ John Condon has been likened by one City Councillor to installing ‘pylons in the parlour’ of Warterford’s ancient city.
But it remains uncertain if the proposed erection of 35 columns to honour John Condon and Waterford’s other war dead in Cathedral Square, will get the green-light in its current guise.
This uncertainty has been added to by the withdrawal of a planned discussion on the memorial which had been scheduled for a City Councillors’ workshop yesterday (Thursday).
And given the controversy which surrounded the ‘Bar Stool’ public art proposal for Grattan Quay (which was subsequently replaced by a nautical-themed installation), considerable debate on the Condon Memorial may yet be required.
The pylon analogy was made by Fianna Fáil Councillor Gary Wyse, who stressed his support for greater public art provision for Waterford city to The Munster Express.
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