From top: Dick Dowling plaque on the Town Hall in Tuam, County Galway; Christopher Columbus monument in Galway
People Before Profit has called on local authorities in Galway to remove monuments which the party claims ‘glorify’ slavery and racism.
It wants a monument to Christopher Columbus in Galway to be taken down and is also seeking the removal of a plaque in Tuam, honouring Major Richard (Dick) Dowling, who served with the Confederate army in the US.
The Columbus monument, close to the Spanish Arch, was erected to mark the quincentenary of his 1492 voyage to America.
…People Before Profit says an absence of any reference to Columbus’ “genocidal brutality” on the monument is disrespectful.
Pic via Visit Galway