|The A.W.B. (Billy) Vincent Memorial
A memorial to Billy Vincent, whose family donated Muckross House and its Estate to the Irish State in 1932, was unveiled here in Muckross by Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D. on the 28th of June 2013.
Billy Vincent died in Monte Carlo in October 2012 aged 93, an extraordinary man, Billy had a close connection to Muckross which he kept throughout his life; this sculpture is a fitting tribute to his memory.
|The image of the Heart which represents Billy's generosity and kindness which faces the Park entrance.
|The image of the Butterfly, facing the House which represents Billy Vincent's gentleness and genius.
|Installing the Memorial
As time progresses the sculptures base will continue to naturally develop a beautiful, unique pattern, ever changing with nature itself. This picture was taken just one week after the unveiling and already the base has begun to change.
|This picture, taken a month on from the unveiling shows the development of the natural colouration on the base.