This sphere of welded interlinked chains and bars, 260 cm (about 8.5 feet) in diameter, houses an eternal flame in its center, powered by natural gas from the Kinsale Head gas field. It was commissioned by Amnesty International in 1995 and designed by Tony O’Malley. It represents the jails holding prisoners of conscience. (The locks appear to have been added by couples, not understanding the somber meaning of the monument, to declare their undying love.)

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