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

72 x 70 x 40 cm
30" x 27" x 14"

Cathedral Square, Waterford City
Commissioned by Waterford Treasures Museum.

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.