As part of our Digital Media module, we were assigned teams and each team was given either a place, a statue or a plaque to look up and do research on. My team was given the task of looking up the Richard Harris Statue in Limerick.
We gathered up together at the Stables and patiently waited for the bus into town. It was quiet at first, as we did not know each other but soon conversation was spiked up and before long we were chatting away together like good friends.
We ventured into Limerick City in search of the Statue and found it on Bedford Row, standing next to the Bank Of Ireland. Thankfully, it wasn’t that hard to find.
This image was taken from Google maps but unfortunately when I searched Google maps for the Richard Harris Statue it did not find it. So, I searched for the street that it is on and that is the red spot marked ‘A’ on the map
Richard Harris is an Irish actor, born in Limerick, who is most famously known by the younger generation for playing Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films before sadly passing away. As well as that, he is know for playing the Roman leader Marcus Aurelius in 2000′s “Gladiator” starring Russell Crowe. While the statue is a life size statue of him as King Arthur in “Camelot”.
Our only problem on that little trip was at the end. We had to get a bus back to the University and the three of us stood – in the cold – outside a drop off point for over half an hour without realizing it! We had thought there were no more buses! Until, a kind man told us otherwise and pointed us in the right direction. It would have been a long walk back otherwise