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A statue of the late Terry Wogan was unveiled in Limerick today

first_img Fantastic day honouring the late great #TerryWogan in his home town of #Limerick today #ThisisLimerick pic.twitter.com/WmlyT1aMcR— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) June 24, 2017 Jun 24th 2017, 6:11 PM Source: Limerick Council/Twitter 23,668 Views By Sean Murray 67 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Although considered a national treasure in the UK for his popularity across TV and radio, his heart remained in his home county and country with President Michael D Higgins commenting following his death: “Always proud of his origins in Limerick, he made many returns to his native country for television and radio projects.”Last September, it was announced that Wogan would receive a posthumous Irish diaspora award in honour of his contribution abroad.Read: A statue of Terry Wogan is coming to Limerick city centreRead: Graham Norton paid a heartfelt tribute to Terry Wogan during the Eurovision last night Share534 Tweet Email1 A statue of the late Terry Wogan was unveiled in Limerick today The bronze statue is located at Poor Man’s Kilkee by the River Shannon. Source: Alan PlaceSpeaking to TheJournal.ie when the plans for a statue were announced, Limerick city Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon said: “I was over in Westminster Abbey for Terry’s memorial service when the idea came about. He was a great ambassador for Ireland and I was fascinated by the amount of people who had such high regard for Terry.I felt a fitting tribute would be some kind of statue for him in Limerick.A freeman of the city, Wogan frequently spoke his affection and warmth of Limerick.In attendance at the ceremony in Limerick today were fans and colleagues of Wogan, including Charles Nove, an early morning newcaster on his radio show from the early 1980s. Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 6:11 PM http://jrnl.ie/3462305 Source: Alan PlaceTODAY, A BRONZE statue of the late broadcaster Terry Wogan was unveiled in his native Limerick.Designed by sculptor Rory Breslin, it depicts the presenter seated on a chair, microphone at the ready and a book in hand.Adjacent to Sarsfield Bridge, the statue is located at Poor Man’s Kilkee on the Shannon quayside. Short URLlast_img read more

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