Grace O’Malley Whiskey gifts single malt whiskey to Prince Albert II
Stephen Cope, founder of Grace O’Malley Whiskey, gifted a bottle of limited edition 18YO Single Malt Whiskey – Cognac Cask Finish to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the unveiling of the Grace Kelly statue in Newport, Co. Mayo earlier this month.
The statue was produced by local sculptor, Mark Rode, whose works include the statue of Barack Obama at Moneygall Co. Offaly and the Titanic Memorial at Addergoole, Co. Mayo.
Grace Kelly has ancestral roots in the West of Ireland and frequented Newport on a number of occasions. The upcoming statue comes as part of a plan to be seen at the town of ‘the two Graces’ with Rode currently working on the statue of Grace O’Malley with the planned unveiling scheduled for 2024.
The statue of the famous Irish pirate queen is to be located close to the junction of Medlicott Street and Melcombe Street. Sitting on the site is an old boat used as a flower bed, but the plans are to replace it with the bronzed sculpture of Grace O’Malley looking out from the ship.