On 25 October 1997 in Rory’s hometown of Cork City, Paul Street Plaza was renamed as Rory Gallagher Place and a memorial sculpture was unveiled.
The sculpture, by Geraldine Creedon, a childhood friend of Roryr’s. The sculpture takes the form of a guitar on one side, while the other side consists of intertwined lyrics from Rory’s Jinx album.
The sculpture was sculpted within a year of his death. “It’s a much more abstract piece, (than a statue) essentially because my mother at the time couldn’t cope with the idea of Rory being cast in stone or bronze. She just couldn’t face the idea of looking at Rory’s image.” Rory’s brother Donal Gallagher told journalist Paddy Clancy. (Source: Irish Times June 3rd, 2010)
- Outdoor Location
- City Centre
- Street sign “Rory Gallagher Place”
- Commemorative Sculpture