Sculpture 'John J. Hearne' Sculpture 'John J. Hearne'

John J. Hearne

1893 - 1969
Architect of the Irish Constitution 1937
First Irish Ambassador to the United States 1950-1960

Bronze
Unique
72 x 70 x 40 cm
30" x 27" x 14"
2017

Cathedral Square, Waterford City
Commissioned by Waterford Treasures Museum.

The Irish Embassy, Washington DC
Bronze replica to be unveiled in April 2018

One and a half times life size bronze bust of John Joseph Hearne who drafted the Irish Constitution in 1937. Born in Waterford City, Hearne was barrister and a diplomat and was the first ever Irish Ambassador to the United States of America, and famously started the tradition of presenting shamrock to the American President on St. Patrick's Day.

Unveiling of the sculpture by Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, 2017.

Sculpture 'John J. Hearne'