In fairness.

Artist, anyone?

Meanwhile

Yesterday.

Waterford city.

John Gallen writes:

A small teaser of three of the new walls to be seen for 2019’s Waterford Walls this weekend,

Of the three pieces pictured…

Artist: Taquen – image of a woman. Can be seen on Thomas Street .

Artist: Colour Hive – image under the archway.Can be seen under the arch on Great George’s Street.

Artist: Nina Valkhoff – green image with foxes. Can be seen on Gracedieu Road.

Waterford Walls

32 thoughts on “Up The Wall

          1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

            Ah Millie, I was born 100 yards from that… still no blue plaque mind you!

          2. millie vanilly strikes again

            Ah no I’m a true blue dub. My mother was born just off Mountjoy Sq. and my dad’s family are from the clontarf area. I just have no sense of direction.

            Bert, if I were to go knocking nowadays round them parts, would I be able to find you in a romantic meet-cute?

          3. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

            I suspect that, if I were ever to meet you, I’d go straight home and leave that day with all of my stuff in bin liners.

        1. paddy apathy

          I happened upon it last Sunday after the hurling heading from Gills to Cusacks. In truth I tucked down the lane to have a sneaky drunken pish but decided against it on seeing Behan. It might have been disrespectful but I’m sure Kavanagh would have approved.

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    1. Seamus

      Richmond Cottages. Between O’Connell Schools and Ballybough. Won’t get much in the way of passing traffic. Richmond Cottages is where the Scissors Sisters carried out their dastardly work.

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  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Behan’s tipple there looks like the champagne and sherry concoction he was rather fond of. Or is it a near-empty pint of porter?? Hard to make out.

    Fine mural.

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    1. Brother Barnabas

      mixed feelings around the behan and booze thing always being front and centre

      a great writer above all else

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        1. Otis Blue

          Well worth reading Michael O’Sullivan’s biography. Behan packed a lot into a short life.

          Ulick O’Connor’s book is decent also

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      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Yeah I know. A generation of oul fellas will testify that Behan was an absolute b when encountered in the streets, bars and buses of Dublin. Shure isn’t everyone when well-oiled, genius or not.

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        1. The Old Boy

          I had an uncle who was barred from all the same places as Behan and Kavanagh, so they ended up drinking together a fair bit. A right miserable shower of louts they were when in drink. Abusive, maudlin auld men stinking of their own wee.

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          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            Mind you, in true Irish begrudgery, many witnesses would be quite vocal about this loutishness in order to tarnish their talents somewhat, in the vein of ‘same as the next man’. There were a select embittered few Camden (London)-based folk who would do this with Amy Winehouse too, deriding her as she stumbled from pub to pub, happy that fame had its dark side exposed.

          2. The Old Boy

            True enough Spag – it was hardly unusual, but it was elevated to a sort of pedestal in case anyone got the idea that they might have been more talented than the rest of us.

            P.S. – If I knew I wasn’t allowed to use that word, i’d have said egesta.

          3. Otis Blue

            Wasn’t it your good self that mentioned the great story about Behan, Kavanagh and Flann O’Brien standing on Grafton St lamenting the lack of characters left in Dublin?

    1. Liam Deliverance

      I just googled it, nice colour for sure but his likeness is not quite right, I find it hard to be critical of these murals though, a wonderful art

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