Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Dizzy Thin Lizzy fan Rachel Sanderson, from England, with the statue of Phil Lynott, who was born on this day in 1949.
Phil’s afro would later add four inches to his height.
Down At Dino’s Bar And Grill (Donal Clancy)
Artist Aine Macken’s tribute to Philo in Crumlin.
Colum Cronin twquotez:
“When I’m in England, I say, I’m from Ireland.
When I’m in Ireland, I say, I’m from Dublin.
When I’m in Dublin, I say, I’m from Crumlin.
When I’m in Crumlin, I say, Leighlin Road.
When I’m in Leighlin Road, I say, I’m a Lynott.”
Them wild-eyed boys.
Lock up your daughters/drink cabinets/heroin, etc.
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.
Phil Lynott statues (Paul Daly)
The Making Of The Phil Lynott Monument (Paul Daly)
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.
Phil Lynott’s mother Philomena has died aged 88 (RTÉ)
Phil’s corner, Harry Street, Dublin 2
Thanks Graeme Kelly
Rathmines, Dublin 6.
By artist and illustrator Jack Field (@jayfik).
Glass Chat Dublin tweetz:
Would Philo even recognise the old town? Some things changed for the better. Others not.