STATUE OF JOHN RINTY MONAGHAN [WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING]

STATUE OF JOHN RINTY MONAGHAN

Every time I visit Belfast it rains and this year the weather was even worse than previous years.

John Joseph "Rinty" Monaghan (21 August 1918 – 3 March 1984) was a world flyweight boxing champion from Belfast. He became famous in the post-war period, eventually rising to become undisputed world champion and a hero to many people in his home city of Belfast.

Belfast City Council erected a statue to Monaghan at Cathedral Gardens on 20 August 2015. The 10 foot high bronze statue on a granite plinth was designed by Alan Beattie Herriot and features Monaghan holding a microphone and singing "When Irish Eyes are Smiling"
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