Thursday, 14 December 2017

Remembering The Shawlies In Cork City.. First published in 2017.

I published this in December 2017.  There's a lot of talk about statues this week.  Here's one that celebrates ordinary people not politicians.


We went to Cork city yesterday and we noticed this statue called the "Onion Seller".  It's a sculpture by Seamus Murphy.  I wrote a blog last December about his statue : an speir -bean in Killarney.



 The statue commemorates the "shawlies" women market traders who use to sell their wares in the Coal Quay area of Cork City.  I think its great how the statue remembers working class people who lived there.

Update:  I Googled: The Shawlies and the Four Courts Press have published a book called The Shawlies, Cork women street traders and the merchant city 1901-50 by Susan Marie Martin.  It sounds fascinating!

Statues  can be controversial and stir emotions.  For me the 'Onion Seller' stirs warmth and dignity.  The  'Trinity' outside Old Trafford makes me happy.  A statue of someone like Margaret Thatcher makes me annoyed.

What do you think?

7 comments:

  1. I love that statue Dave. I am glad they are commemorated as part of the Cork life. It is not so long ago either. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi Rachel. I saw the statue and thought: "Oh great. That's a blog tomorrow."

    No its not that long ago. I have seen old photographs of the Cork Shawlies. They are fascinating. Thanks for commenting and I am glad you like the statue.

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  3. Love the name, Shawlies and the statue is touching. I can just imagine hwo this woman lived.

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  4. Hi LA. I am glad you like the Shawlies and the statue of theonion seller is very touching. They must have been really characters with an hundred one tales. Thanks!

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