CAINNEACH BY SATURIO ALONSO

CAINNEACH BY SATURIO ALONSO

The sculpture is named Cainneach (Saint Canice - patron of Kilkenny) and it was made by Spanish sculptor Saturio Alonso in 1999.

I think that I saw it at a different location when I first visited Kilkenny a few years ago. I could be wrong but I believed that it was located outside a bank on Parliament Street the last time I saw it and it was a water feature.

It is now located on Vicar Street at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.


Born in Spain (1954) and a resident in Ireland, Saturio Alonso is a sculptor with a background as a painter and graphic designer. Attracted by the puzzling and compelling relationships between technology and biology, Saturio Alonso uses a variety of prefabricated industrial materials, combined with more traditional ones, such as stone and wood, to create his sculptures.


It is now located on Vicar Street  at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.  001
It is now located on Vicar Street  at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.  002
It is now located on Vicar Street  at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.  003
It is now located on Vicar Street  at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.  004
It is now located on Vicar Street  at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.  005
It is now located on Vicar Street  at the bottom of the steps leading to St. Canice’s Cathedral.  006
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