World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
Ireland
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
The Honorable John O'Brien
Consul General
Consulate General of Ireland
33 East 50 Street
New York 22, N. Y.
EL 5-4000
CONTRACT SIGNED
October 5, 1962
LOCATION
Block 28; Lot 5
International Area
AREA
10,000 sq. ft. + option
ARCHITECT
Mr. Andrew Devane
Robinson, Keefe & Devane
22, Lower Baggot Street
Dublin, Ireland
__and
Mr. Goerge Nelson
25 East 22 Street
New York 10, N. Y.
SP 7-4300
CONTRACTOR
James King & Son, Inc.

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The pavilion will be enclosed by a 7 1/2 foot wall faced with slabs of native Irish stone. Immediately inside will be a small court with flowers, vines, and outdoor sculpture. Engravings showing the names of Irish-American families and their places of origin will cover the entrance walls. In this area visitors will be introduced to the historical, cultural, and economic heritage of Ireland. The focal point of the display will be a large Celtic cross, a symbol of faith and of antiquity.

The economic and cultural evolution of Ireland will be shown in the main exhibit area. The literary exhibit includes a presentation of the Irish language; Irish music will add to the gay atmosphere of the pavilion.

From the main exhibit visitors can go to a cool garden to enjoy refreshments at tables of Irish marble. At one end of the garden is a small stage where occasional performances will be given.

Pavilion of Ireland

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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