Saturday 29 January 2011

Mick the Miller unveiled

Elizabeth O'Kane's life size bronze sculpture of Irish greyhound racing legend, Mick the Miller, was unveiled by An Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowan, on 29 January 2011 in Killeigh village green, County Offaly, where the dog was born in the 1920s.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this commission, not only because I am a dog lover but also because my father owned a champion greyhound when he was a young boy, Priceless Border, winner of the English Derby in 1948.
I spent a lot of time at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium and I had a real greyhound model for me in my studio."