The Big Tom McBride commemorative statue - work in progress

The design maquette in plaster


6th April 2018

A meeting with the team I will be working with; Craig Connolly, Orlagh Meegan-Gallagher, Margo O'Donnell and Greth McMahon at the Civic Offices to plan a schedule for the sculpture.


2nd November 2017

I first met Tom at his lovely home in Oram in late 2017.  We were introduced by Margo O'Donnell and I enjoyed a couple of hours in their company.  Thank you Tom for your warm welcome; you made me feel immediately at home.


2nd November 2017


My first port of call is Margo O'Donnell, the celebrated Irish Country singer who is key to the project.  Margo's office is decked out with photographs from Margo's rich and varied career - Margo with Chrystal Gayle, Margo with Dolly P., goes on.  What a treat.