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Specialist cleaning of Patrick Kavanagh statue required after vandalism

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Updated 15.45

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has said that specialist cleaning of the Patrick Kavanagh statue will be necessary after parts of the memorial were painted red.

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The Patrick Kavanagh statue, situated along the Grand Canal on Dublin’s south side has been defaced with what looks like red paint.

The memorial, which was commissioned for Dublin’s Year of Capital Culture in 1991 and crafted by artist John Coll, belongs to Dublin City Council.

A spokesperson for the council told DailyEdge.ie that specialists from Cast Bronze Foundry in Dublin will carry out the necessary cleaning.

Thanks to Anna Nolan for permission to use her image

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