Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife Statues in Waterford, Ireland

This pair of bronze sculptures celebrates the marriage of Strongbow to Aoife MacMurrough. Do not feel bad if you were not invited. The arranged wedding occurred in 1170. Strongbow was a Norman conqueror of Waterford and other parts of Ireland and she was an Irish Princess, the daughter of King Dermot MacMurrough. The nuptials created a political bond between the Irish Gaelic and the Anglo-Normans. The sculptures by Eithne Ring and Liam Lavery were unveiled in Bishop’s Palace Garden in 2014.

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1 Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland

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