The Steel Tree
President O’Dalaigh was honoured by the people of Israel , who presented the village with a stainless steel tree sculpted by Israeli artist Tamara Rickman as a tribute to his memory. The tree was unveiled in the North Square fair green by President Chaim Herzog of Israel in 1985.
Mr. Herzog, who was born in Ireland, had known Cearbhaill O’Dalaigh who had close associations with the Jewish community in Dublin. The stainless steel tree is a symbol of friendship between the two nations and forms part of Sneem Sculpture Trail.