IRISH SKYDIVING CHAMPION

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If you ever visit Cluain Mhuire College in Galway, you might notice a peculiar statue at the entrance. It depicts a pair of legs sticking out from the ground, with the words “Irish Skydiving Champion 1976” engraved on a plaque beside it. You might wonder who this champion was, and what he did to deserve such a monument. Well, the truth is, he never existed.

The statue is actually a prank, believed to have been erected by students of GMIT college, which occupies the former Redemptorist Monastery of Cluain Mhuire. The students apparently wanted to poke fun at the lack of sporting achievements in the college, and decided to create a fictional hero who performed an incredible feat of skydiving. The monument has become a local landmark and a source of amusement for visitors.

The statue is also a testament to the creativity and humour of the students, who managed to pull off such a convincing hoax. The Irish Skydiving Champion monument is one of the most unusual attractions in Galway, and a reminder that sometimes, legends are born not from facts, but from imagination.

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