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Chair Inscription

This chair is erected in memory of my Mother to whom I made a vow when I was ten years old that one day I would own the Saltee Islands and become the  First Prince of the Saltees.

Henceforth my heirs and successors can only proclaim
themselves Prince of these Islands by sitting in this chair fully garbed in the Robes and Crown of the Islands and take the Oath of Succession.  - Michael The First



The Obleisk is inscribed on all four faces

Nothing is impossible to the man who can, will, then do.
This is the only law of success. This monument was erected by Prince Michael the First as a symbol to all children that by hard work, perseverance, their dreams and ambitions may also be realised.

No man is free who does not set freedom above all else.

No state can be justified in encroachment on the God given rights of these Saltee Islands.

Let my successors guard and protect these Saltee Islands as a father would his children.


Portrait Michael the First (Front of Obelisk)



The aerial view of the Obleisk is in the shape of the Maltese Cross 

The Maltese Cross is made from four, straight lined, pointed arrowheads, meeting at their points, with the end of the arms consisting of indented V's. The eight points of the Maltese Cross symbolises:

  • Loyalty
  • Piety
  • Frankness
  • Bravery
  • Glory and honour
  • Contempt of death
  • Helpfulness towards the poor and the sick
  • Respect for the church





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