Maurice Harron

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Red Hugh overlooking Curlew Pass

Maurice Harron (born 1946) is an Irish sculpturer.

Harron was born and grew up in Derry, Ireland and was educated at St Columb's College. At the Ulster College of Art and Design in Belfast, he studied sculpture.

Much of his work is public art sculpture and he has works sited in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. His commissions include Reconcilition/Hands Across the Divide in Carlisle Square, Derry, overlooking the Craigavon Bridge crossing the River Foyle.

His work Let the Dance Begin, dating from 2000, is sited near the Lifford Bridge in Strabane, County Tyrone and was commissioned by the Strabane Lifford Development Commission. It features 5 semi-abstract figures, a fiddler, a flautist, a drummer and two dancers, each 4 metres high and is made of stainless steel, bronze and ceramic tile mosaic.

The Workers is a monument made from stainless steel and stone and is located at The Dry Arch Roundabout in Letterkenny. The monument was created in 2001 and commemorates a generation of men who worked on building the original bridge and train track at the Dry Arch. He also created The Rabble Children monument in Letterkenny.

He also has work sited in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he created the Irish Famine Memorial on Cambridge Common, Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was dedicated on 23 July 1997.


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