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If you are a Rory fan you must visit.

I've been a Rory fan for about 45 years and this was my first visited to Ballyshannon and I loved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nice sculpture even if you didn't know him by name

I didn't know the name Rory Gallagher when my host used this well-located statue as a landmark, but... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Deborah S
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a Rory fan for about 45 years and this was my first visited to Ballyshannon and I loved it. Getting the photographs and taking in The Home Town......was brilliant. Got to do it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I didn't know the name Rory Gallagher when my host used this well-located statue as a landmark, but when I happened upon it on my walk, I'd stopped to admire it. If you're a guitar fan you may know his name. You may know some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is a statue of the late rock musician Rory Gallagher (born 1948, died 1995). Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon. This life-sized bronze statue to him was unveiled in 2010. The statue was sculpted by Scotish sculptor David Annand at his Edinburgh studio. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dónal M
RoryFest, General Manager at Rory Gallagher Statue, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 3 September 2018

as artist Rory gallagher is Inspiring to me many portraits I made of him and now one of them is hanging in the Ballyshannon Museum , took a few pics with people we met at the statue to

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Berniepaintings
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Legendary musician, among the 100 best guitar players. Standing in the middle of Ballyshannon. Nice remembering.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zsy
Reviewed 18 July 2018

A life-sized bronze statue of the Irish blues and rock guitarist, Rory Gallagher, who was born in Ballyshannon in 1948, was unveiled in the town centre at a location called the Diamond, in June 2010. Cast in bronze, and standing at over seven feet tall,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

An interesting statue to honor the locally born rock star. Hard to miss if you're walking the downtown but I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kilted2
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Was here visiting while at the Rory Gallagher festival, lovely town with very friendly people. Very warm and welcoming, would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fussy-eater81
Reviewed 15 April 2018

How can you review a statue when there’s nothing enlightens to say about it. It’s just something that’s been erected to spend tax paying money. Displeasing.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank TheSilverOldie
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A must see for any music fan visiting Ballyshannon. This a fantastically detailed statue of the late great Irish blues/rock guitarist and singer Rory Gallagher.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Ben M
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