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Rory Gallagher Statue

Main St, Ballyshannon, Ireland
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Rory'd contribution to Northern Ireland has not been forgotten.

A life-sized bronze statue of the Irish blues and rock guitarist, Rory Gallagher, who was born in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John M
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Lyon, France
Hard to miss

An interesting statue to honor the locally born rock star. Hard to miss if you're walking the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kilted2
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Charlotte, NC
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  • Average6%
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Main St, Ballyshannon, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A life-sized bronze statue of the Irish blues and rock guitarist, Rory Gallagher, who was born in Ballyshannon in 1948, was unveiled in the town centre at a location called the Diamond, in June 2010. Cast in bronze, and standing at over seven feet tall,...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting statue to honor the locally born rock star. Hard to miss if you're walking the downtown but I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it.

1  Thank kilted2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here visiting while at the Rory Gallagher festival, lovely town with very friendly people. Very warm and welcoming, would definitely recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

How can you review a statue when there’s nothing enlightens to say about it. It’s just something that’s been erected to spend tax paying money. Displeasing.

3  Thank TheSilverOldie
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A must see for any music fan visiting Ballyshannon. This a fantastically detailed statue of the late great Irish blues/rock guitarist and singer Rory Gallagher.

2  Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Everyone who loves Music needs to see this beautiful Statue of the late Rory Gallagher . He was a world famous guitarist and was born in Ballyshannon.

2  Thank Deaglàn P
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Lovely piece of work and worth taking a good look at as it is so detailed. A famous Son who is also famed in my County.

2  Thank EmerCork_Ireland
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It is a famous landmark of Ballyshannon and therefore needs to be ticked off the list. Tricky to park up as it's in the centre of a busy through road but take the time to stop and have a photo.

2  Thank theharrogatelady
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The statute in the centre plaza of Ballyshannon, oft referred to as "The Diamond" is a life size and realistic effigy of the world famous guitarist, and most popular with visitors who wish to take a selfie with their idol. It is easily accessible and...More

1  Thank StanM53
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Statue is a magnificent piece of art. Have a photo taken at it made our weekend. The Rory Gallagher festival certainly in the premier division as far a s small festivals go. Well organised with a super selection of rock and blues music. Irish Tourist...More

1  Thank Sean_Steinbeck
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