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Statue of Luke Kelly
Luke Kelly head Sheriff Street 1.jpg
Artist Vera Klute
Completion date 2019
Medium Sculpture
Location Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates 53°21′01″N 6°14′26″W / 53.35029°N 6.24050°W / 53.35029; -6.24050Coordinates: 53°21′01″N 6°14′26″W / 53.35029°N 6.24050°W / 53.35029; -6.24050


The Statue of Luke Kelly is a large marble bust of Irish folk singer Luke Kelly. The statue is at the north end of Linear Park, on Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin.

History

The statue, designed by Vera Klute, was unveiled along with another statue of Kelly in 2019, after calls to memorialize the singer in his hometown.

Vandalism

Throughout the statues short existence, there have been a number incidents involving the statue being vandalized. In July 2020, the 7th incident of defacement resulted in a 40-year-old man being charged with vandalism. These repeat incidents have raised questions regarding the statues location, which have included suggestions to relocate it to a more public area.

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