Two Working Men
Two Working Men - Ireland
Two Working Men is located in Oisín Kelly.
Two Working Men monument was established on 1969.
Primary threats to Two Working Men :
The statues consist of two men, one tall and thin and the other shorter and stout. The shorter man is shown wearing a cap and clasping his hands behind his back while the taller man's hands are placed on his hips. Both men are gazing skyward, ostensibly at the top of the building.
Historical facts of Two Working Men :
Two Working Men are a pair of statues made by the Irish sculptor Oisin Kelly. The piece took Kelly three years to create and was unveiled in front of the County Hall in Cork in 1969.The work was instead unveiled in front of Cork's new county hall building in 1969, which during the time the statues were being made had unseated Liberty Hall as the tallest building in Ireland. Both men are gazing skyward, ostensibly at the top of the building. The statue's key message is to profile the common "everyday Irish person" admiring the finished product of work in a modern Ireland. In the years after their unveiling, the statues became known locally as "Cha and Miah". The label derives from the names of two "everyman" Cork characters on the Hall's Pictorial Weekly television show which became popular in the early 1970s.