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4 Wooden Medieval Statues from Fethard, Co. Tipperary

4 Wooden Medieval Statues from Fethard, Co. Tipperary

David Gorey

Wood carving is a skill that was progressed during Medieval times. 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 has hand carved replicas of the four statues and displayed them in at his studio in Fethard. The aim was to keep the story and heritage of the statues alive. David has also facilitated wood carving classes with the next generation to ensure the skill is passed on.

Fethard Wooden Statues

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