Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Waiting on the shore

No, this is not a lighthouse but may be the missus of one! It is said by some around Rosses Point that occasionally the Metal Man comes ashore and saunters around. If this is true, it’s probably to visit yer wan standing on the sea front, gazing out to sea with grief etched over her face. Carved in bronze by Niall Bruton, she is a memorial not only to all the Rosses Point men lost at sea but also to the women left behind, watching in vain for a sail on the horizon.

The engraved plaque reads:-

“Lost at Sea, Lost at Sea
Or in the Evening Tide.
We Loved You, We Miss You.
May God With You Abide.”

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