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Father Mathew Statue

Patrick St., Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 3251
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A little bit of irony?

This statue commemorates the founder of the temperance movement in Ireland. For a country that... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
448andyk
,
Ottawa, Canada
Just a small statue

Why is this still listed? It is just a small statue at the top of Patrick Street in Cork. It... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Bryno
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Cork, Ireland
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17 Aug 2016
“A little bit of irony?”
18 Mar 2016
“Just a small statue”
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Patrick St., Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 427 3251
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This statue commemorates the founder of the temperance movement in Ireland. For a country that loves its pubs and beer, there's a little bit of irony in having such a statue prominently displayed on Saint Patrick Street. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that I...More

Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Why is this still listed? It is just a small statue at the top of Patrick Street in Cork. It can be seen as you walk by

Thank Bryno
Reviewed 17 January 2016

It is not a visitor attraction as such, unless you have a particular interest in the 'Apostle of Temperence' Father Theobald Matthew. Otherwise it is something you can view fairly quickly as you walk by or stop for a few minutes to thank him for...More

Thank Bryno
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This statue serves as an interesting landmark and a gathering point but not much beyond that. The statue commemorates a 19th-century priest who was a prominent figure in the Temperance Movement. It is hard to imagine such efforts would receive effusive recognition in current society....More

1  Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This is interesting to look at but I wouldn't class it a tourist attraction. It is not worth going out of your way to visit. But If you are walking through Cork City Centre it is worth a couple of minutes of your time

Thank keswalnut1
Reviewed 21 August 2012

As others have said, this is simply a statue in the middle of the street. it is not really an attraction, but might be of historical interest to those interest in the temperance movement.

1  Thank saravima
Reviewed 3 January 2012

It is just a small statue of Fr Mathew on Patrick street. It should not be listed here on TA

2  Thank Bryno
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Nothing much in the middle of Paticks street. YOu would get run down crossing the road to it

1  Thank snoopcamp
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