A Parishioner has two statues for anyone who would like to have them. Maybe someone interested in making a Grotto … or perhaps a religious institution? One statue is the traditional type statue of Our Lady in good condition but needing a little paint, the other is the Child of Prague, missing a little on the head. The Child of Prague is basically a statue of the child Jesus in decorative clothing, dressed as a king. This imagery was introduced to Ireland by a bishop in the 18th century, during Penal times. Throughout the 20th century, most Catholic households would have had a Child of Prague in their houses, usually placed in the window or on the dresser. This statue has some superstition or folklore in Ireland. It is believed that if you placed the Child of Prague outside in your garden on your wedding day, it would help hold off the rain, bring good weather and good luck.
If you are interested in these items, please contact Mary Margaret direct on 087-743-5838