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Irish Cultural Garden Fountain

Irish Cultural Garden Fountain Ceremony
Cleveland Ohio
October 30, 2010

The Irish Cultural Garden was originally dedicated on October 29, 1939. A massive restoration effort culminated in the rededication of the Irish Garden on October 3, 2009.

On Saturday October 30, 2010 a grand new addition to the Irish Garden was dedicated - a 3 piece, 13,000 pound granite fountain.

Cleveland Irish Cultural Garden - new fountain

The ceremony began with Irish Garden Club founder Ed Crawford introducing Cleveland City Council president Martin Sweeney.

Cleveland City Council president Martin Sweeney

Cleveland City Council president Martin Sweeney

Ed Crawford then thanked Charlene Crowley and Sheila Murphy Crawford for their invaluable help with the Garden.

Char Crowley and Ed Crawford

Char Crowley and Ed Crawford

Sheila Murphy and Ed Crawford

Sheila Murphy and Ed Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford, Ed Crawford and Charlene Crowley

Sheila Murphy Crawford, Ed Crawford and Charlene Crowley

Notice that the name Lennon is inscribed on the fountain. John Lennon, son of fountain honoree Fred Lennon, told how his father was a simple man but would have loved the fountain.

John Lennon

John Lennon

Ed Crawford with Lennons

Ed Crawford with Kelly and Ken Ryan

The official ceremony concluded with a blessing prayer from Father Jim O'Donnell as the fountain water was turned on.

Father Jim O'Donnell

Father Jim O'Donnell



Father Jim O'Donnell blesses the fountain

Irish Cultural Garden crowd

Congratulations to the Irish Garden Club and all those involved with the new fountain in the beautifully restored Irish Cultural Garden. Enjoy these photos from the dedication. Contact us for high-resolution photos or videos from the event.


Gerry Quinn at the Irish fountain

Gerry Quinn


Lennon family members

Lennon family members


Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson, Tim McCormack and City Council President Martin Sweeney

Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson, Tim McCormack and City Council President Martin Sweeney


Father Jim O'Donnell and Pat Dowd

Father Jim O'Donnell and Pat Dowd


Anda Cook and Debbie Hanson

Anda Cook and Debbie Hanson


Tom McCauley and Bob Crawford

Tom McCauley and Bob Crawford


Jon Sustar and Kevin Gorman

Jon Sustar and Kevin Gorman


Jack Coyne

Jack Coyne


John O'Brien and Fr. Jim O'Donnell

John O'Brien and Fr. Jim O'Donnell


Bob Crawford, Pat Dowd and Gerry Quinn

Bob Crawford, Pat Dowd and Gerry Quinn


John Lennon and Ed Crawford

John Lennon and Ed Crawford


Anda Cook and Sheila Murphy Crawford

Anda Cook and Sheila Murphy Crawford


Mary Crawford

Mary Crawford


Debbie Hanson, Tim Collins and Gerry Quinn

Debbie Hanson, Tim Collins and Gerry Quinn


Jack Coyne and Son Terry

Terry and Jack Coyne


Martin Sweeney and Dan Hanson

Martin Sweeney and Dan Hanson


Gerry Quinn and Sheila Murphy Crawford

Gerry Quinn and Sheila Murphy Crawford


Tim McCormack and Ed Crawford

Tim McCormack and Ed Crawford


Irish Cultural Garden with new fountain




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