Draw the seaweed up the hill, Sow potatoes in the drill

7 February 2006

A while ago a statue was placed at the top of Grafton St., the hideous Lady Hare and Dog by Sophie Ryder. Anyways, was browsing and came across Dec’s Rambling’s which revealed that it had been replaced. Wahey!

So I took a stroll up thataways on Friday[1] and took a pic with the mobile[2]

picture102.jpg As you can see the quality aint great, but you get the vague idea right? Metal triangle thing, with a crouched figure in the middle. I quite like it. May take a closer look on some other occasion, but I rarely go up that side of Grafton St. anymore, seeing as I pass all the same shops on my walk home.

Oh, and this post’s title has nothing at all to do with anything, apart from the fact that I’m listening to The Two Conneeleys by Christy Moore at the moment[3]

Near the Atlantic’s seethe and swell
And hear the lonesome chapel bell,
God save their souls and mind them well.
The two fishermen Conneelys.

And yesterday at half past four,
They pushed their curragh from the shore.
One took the net, one took the oar.
The two fishermen Conneelys.

From Connor’s Fort and from Synge’s Chair
Towards Inishmore and Inisheer,
They scour the sea in silent prayer
As they go searching for their labours

Dia libh a bheirt iascairí bhreátha
Nach mbeidh ar ais ar bharr an trá
Go raibh sibh sona sásta ar neamh
A Tomás agus Seán Ó Conghaile

Draw the seaweed up the hill,
And sow potatoes in the drill.
Try to understand God’s will
And the loss of the two Conneelys

Near the Atlantic’s seethe and swell
And hear the lonesome chapel bell,
God save their souls and mind them well.
A Tomás agus Seán Ó Conghaile


  1. just plame procrastination okay
  2. the cell phone, for you USians
  3. full lyrics under the cut

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10 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Looks nice. Much better than that other statue, that's for sure.

  2. NineMoons says:

    Hell yeah. Now I can go to Grafton again.

  3. sally says:

    I like the statue…and the camera phone came out good!

  4. Kelly says:

    Now I want to see the OTHER statue, for curiosity's sake! But this one looks cool. Is he just crouching aimlessly, or is he reading? What's he reading? Can you recommend it? =o)

    Oh, and I always avoid justifying my blog titles, because they're not required to make sense. It's in the handbook.

  5. Fence says:

    But Anne, could anything have been worse?
    NM, you always could've closed your eyes around there :)
    Sally, it isn't too bad, but the quality isn't great either.
    Kelly, ask and you shall receive, click and you shall view.

    All my titles make perfect sense, just maybe not to most people. That's why I have a page of explanations/sources for the quotes. Although I'm terrible at keeping it up to date.

  6. ruairi says:

    i dont know if its art, but i like it

  7. Kelly says:

    Oh. My. GOD. What are they doing??? Is this ancient ROME???

    So, what you're saying is, you have a handbook of your own. Why didn't I think of that?

  8. Carl V. says:

    I like it alot, and its not really a bad pic at all for a camera phone.

  9. Fence says:

    Art is in the eye of the beholder Ruairi, hang on a sec, that's beauty isn't it :)

    Kelly I don't think we want to know exactly what that hare and hound are up to, just veer your mind away. That's right, veer away. No, not that far, you are coming full circle now.

    So Carl, that is all my blog visitors in favour of the new one. I wonder who is responsible for it?

  10. Carl V. says:

    The statue fairy?