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A statue of the late Terry Wogan was unveiled in Limerick today

The bronze statue is located at Poor Man’s Kilkee by the River Shannon.
Jun 24th 2017, 6:11 PM 23,961 65

Terry Wogan Statue 010 Source: Alan Place

TODAY, A BRONZE statue of the late broadcaster Terry Wogan was unveiled in his native Limerick.

Designed by sculptor Rory Breslin, it depicts the presenter seated on a chair, microphone at the ready and a book in hand.

Adjacent to Sarsfield Bridge, the statue is located at Poor Man’s Kilkee on the Shannon quayside.

Terry Wogan Statue 012 Source: Alan Place

Speaking to when the plans for a statue were announced, Limerick city Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon said: “I was over in Westminster Abbey for Terry’s memorial service when the idea came about. He was a great ambassador for Ireland and I was fascinated by the amount of people who had such high regard for Terry.

I felt a fitting tribute would be some kind of statue for him in Limerick.

A freeman of the city, Wogan frequently spoke his affection and warmth of Limerick.

In attendance at the ceremony in Limerick today were fans and colleagues of Wogan, including Charles Nove, an early morning newcaster on his radio show from the early 1980s.

Although considered a national treasure in the UK for his popularity across TV and radio, his heart remained in his home county and country with President Michael D Higgins commenting following his death: “Always proud of his origins in Limerick, he made many returns to his native country for television and radio projects.”

Last September, it was announced that Wogan would receive a posthumous Irish diaspora award in honour of his contribution abroad.

Read: A statue of Terry Wogan is coming to Limerick city centre

Read: Graham Norton paid a heartfelt tribute to Terry Wogan during the Eurovision last night

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