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This morning.

Dun Laoghaire, county Dublin.

Street artists putting the finishing touches to a series of large murals as part of the ‘Dún Laoghaire Anseo’ project funded by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, with the assistance of Creative Ireland.

It challenged 14 artists to paint their interpretation of “the essence of the town” on its walls and buildings reflecting Dún Laoghaire’s ‘maritime heritage, its local characters and its wildlife’.

Any excuse.

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Murals inspired by mythology and alchemy from Bordeaux-based anonymous artist duo MonkeyBird: clean, industrial stencilling, accented in gold and detailed with elements of classical architecture, clock workings and weighing scales.

From top: Decazeville, France (and detail); Waterford (2018); Fanzara, Valenciana, Spain; Le Locle, Switzerland; Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Germany (x2) and Penellas, Cataluna, Spain.

colossal

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For the day that’s in it.

Peter O’Brien writes:

“Blooms Hotel Temple Bar commissioned artist James Earley to give the hotel exterior a Joycean makeover, using it as his canvas, to showcase his interpretation of the main characters of James Joyce’s Ulysses.Similar to the mural, the video (above), by Event Junkies tells the story of Ulysses in a contemporary manner. The footage of the painting coming together is intercut with shots of several Dubliners reciting a quote from the book at key locations mentioned in the text.”

Meanwhile…

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Christy Burke Lord Mayor of Dublin with Joyce-a-like John Shelvin on North Great George’s Street, Dublin today.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)