Although it’s only nine years old, since so many former street-art hotspots have been lost to new development, it’s one of the oldest street murals in the city.
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Brushing Up: A Misunderstood Spiderweb Sculpture
It’s nothing to do with Marvel’s Spider-Man, says artist Kathleen O’Brien. Its meaning is rooted in the history of its north inner-city neighbourhood.
At Leinster House, a Historically Significant Monument Lies Overlooked
The Cenotaph receives little public or media attention – but behind the towering icon lies a wealth of Irish history.
Brushing Up: The Hexagons on North Strand Road
The inspiration for “Hexagon” came from nature, says artist Steven Doody. It teaches us that the hexagon is the most efficient shape.
Brushing Up: The Blue Crane at Dublin Port
The blue crane that stands proudly at Dublin Port isn’t just any crane. It’s Crane 292. And it has a history.
Brushing Up: an Old Weathered Doorway with a Dublin Crest
Most agree the doorway, in the heart of what has historically been the markets area, once belonged to a prison.
Brushing Up: The Art Deco Library on Emmet Road in Inchicore
The library, built in 1935, is unusual on the outside. It’s one of a trio sharing the same style in the city.
Brushing Up: Road Signs from a Horse-Drawn Era
You might have noticed the milestones dotted along some of the city’s main roads.
Brushing Up: The Buddhist Shrine in St Patrick’s Cathedral
Under the ribbed vaults of a Gothic cathedral in Dublin’s city centre, a sculpture serves as a reminder of the complex relationship between Dublin and Rangoon.
Brushing Up: The Devil of Rialto Bridge
A worn little face, large-eared and deep-eyed, sits unassumingly on a building, tacked on to the old warehouse at Grand Canal Harbour. It used to have another home.