'ALEC THE GOOSE'
- NORTHERN IRELAND -
This statue honors a beloved bird that once roamed St. George's Market.
“Alec the Goose” is a sculpture dedicated to a popular goose who used to waddle around this area of East Belfast in the 1920s. During his short life, the goose was a regular at St. George’s Market, as he belonged to a local poultry vendor.
The statue was rather poorly received when it was unveiled in 2009. The Markets’ Development Association accused the Department of Social Development of choosing to splurge on the artwork instead of funding social and environmental improvement projects.
Clancy's comment: Long live Alec.