The "Three Fates"
This fountain, erected in 1956, is situated near the Leeson Street entrance to the park. It consists of a group of three bronze figures – Nornenbrunnen, representing the Three Fates, who weave and measure the thread of man's destiny.
The monument was the gift of the German Federal Republic to mark its appreciation of the help and generosity of the Irish people during the time of distress and hardship after the Second World War. The work was designed by the Bavarian Sculptor, Professor Josef Wackerle.
This fountain, designed by the sculptor Josef Wackerle, is the gift of the people of the German Federal Republic to mark their gratitude for Ireland's help after the war of 1939-45. The bronze group portrays the three legendary fates spinning and measuring the thread of man's destiny.
Bronntanas ó mhuintir Phoblacht Chónaidhme na Gearmáine mar chomhartha buíochais i gcomaoin[?] na cabhrach a thug Éire dóibh i ndiaidh chogadh 1939-45 is ea an scardán seo a dhearaigh an dealbhóir. Josef Wackerle. léiríonn na dealbha cré-umha triur bandia na scéalaíochta
In Dankbarkeit für die Hilfe, die das irische Volk deutschen Kindern nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gewährte
Le buíochas as an gcabhair a thug muintir ná hÉireann do pháistí Gearmánacha tar éis an Dara Cogadh Domhanda
With gratitude for the help given to German children by the Irish people after World War II
Präsident der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Uachtarán Phoblacht Chónaidme na Gearmáine
President of the Federal Republic of Germany
[Gaelic and German transcriptions are best efforts]
Erected 1956 by Federal Republic of Germany.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Peace • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 53° 20.209′ N, 6° 15.466′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Leinster, in County Dublin. Memorial is about 150 feet north of the entrance to St. Stephen's Green off Leeson Street (National Road 11) and Earlsfort Terrace. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Countess Constance Markievicz (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Haslam Memorial Seat (about 150 meters away); Thomas M. Kettle (about 150 meters James Joyce (about 150 meters away); St. Stephen's Green Bandstand (about 150 meters away); James Clarence Mangan (about 180 meters away); Theobald Wolfe Tone (about 210 meters away); William Butler Yeats (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
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