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Wood carving four medieval statues from Fethard, Co. Tipperary

David Gorey

Wood carving is a skill that was progressed during Medieval times. Hand carving is a specific skill that requires patience and creativity. Wood carving was used to make many artworks and religious artifacts. There are four well-known late medieval wooden statues from Fethard on display in the National History Museum. The statues represent Christ on Calvary, God the Father, St. John Baptist and the Madonna and child. They last visited Fethard in 1960. Project organiser David Gorey will hand carve the four statues and display them in Fethard. As part of the project he will share the skill of woodworking with young people explain the history and discovery of the statues. The project will be shared by video on social media.

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