Jerome Connor
 

 

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Jerome Connor 1876-1943

Born in Annascaul, Co Kerry. His family moved to America when he was young. He had many jobs before he became a sculptor. He opened a studio in Syracuse, New York. His work included a statue of Walt Whitman and a statue of Robert Emmet for the Smithsonian. A copy of the Emmet statue is in St Stephens Green. He came back to Ireland to work on the monument for the Lusitania. He was declared bankrupt following problems with his monument to the Four Kerry Poets. He was befriended by a Dublin man James Digby. Connor died in total poverty and it was Digby who arranged for his burial. Digby’s niece arranged for the stone to be placed on his grave. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book