Harry Street, Dublin 2.
— Mike O’Donnell (@mikodonnell) March 20, 2020
St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin, Dublin.
President Michael D. Higgins (top and above right) with singer Brush Shiels (above) and, pic 2 from left, sisters Sarah and Cathleen Lynott, daughters of Phil Lynott, in the library which bears his name at his former school for the launch of the Central Bank’s new Phil Lynott Commemorative Coin.
The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a €15 silver commemorative coin to mark 70 years since the year of birth of Phil Lynott.
The coin will be officially launched by President Michael D. Higgins at St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin, Dublin – Phil’s former school – today.
Central Bank via Rollingnews
Paul Daly (above) and his famous Phil Lynott statue; a Philo miniature (top)
Are you a Thin Lizzy fan?
Artist Jim Fitzpatrick writes:
I know from my dealings with so many of you guys that you all have a great love for Philip and Thin Lizzy – and big, big, generous hearts.
Here’s a grievous wrong we ALL need to help put right.
Did you know that sculptor Paul Daly who made that wonderful statue of Philip outside Bruxelles in Dublin never received a single penny in royalties for all the hundreds of miniatures of his work that have been sold?
He is going thru a tough time right now and needs our help. He has the same miniatures of his Philip statue for sale at a ridiculously low price on his website right now so spread the word. Go to here.
Let’s try to help him out.
Pics via Paul Daly
Philomena Lynott at the Phil Lynott exhibition opening in the Green Gallery, Dublin in 2009
Philomena Lynott, the mother of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, has died aged 88.
She died on Wednesday morning, Hot Press has confirmed, after battling cancer for the past number of years.
RIP Philomena Lynott. Reunited with her son now. x pic.twitter.com/brwDiwmaBh
— Rare Irish Stuff (@RareIrishStuff) June 12, 2019
Sauvignon Blanc writes:
The great Philo has got a new niche. Should keep his Afro dry!
Name that location.
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Dan O’Neill writes:
On my way to work, I saw a middle aged builder walking towards me. A big, burly fella with tattoos. Not the kind of bloke you’d want to pick a fight with. No softy!
Anyway, he stopped dead in his tracks. Looked up at this cartoon image of Phil Lynott (above) on the wall and with childlike awe, placed his hand on the image. That moment, a massive smile burst across his face.
We could all learn from his ability to appreciate the little things in life and let the inner child peep out every now and then. A nice moment.
Phil Lynott, bassist and singer of Thin Lizzy, and the daddy of Irish rock departed this life on this day in 1986.
Streaming above: a session version of Cowboy Song, recorded for the BBC on the 12th of February, 1976.
The most iconic Lizzy tune?
Harry Street, Dublin 2.