known as 'Lang Jack' due to his great height,
was a stonemason who came to the area
to work on the construction of the Chain Bridge,
and became known locally for his feats of strength,
including carrying the materials for his house
great distances from quarries.
When out 'on the spree' at public houses
he would leap in the air,
making holes in the ceiling with his head.
A statue erected in his honour during his lifetime
was moved from its original site outside his home
to its present site at the entrance to
Church Chare in the nineteen-seventies.