The Street Art is "Girl Gang" by Claire Prouvost. It was inspired by friendship, empowered women, and the power and importance of being together for good moments. This piece tells the story of a warm July evening, and here you are watching the sun going down on the bay with some people you cherish. The bright colours are a staple of my work, and give a sunny and warm tone to the piece.
Claire is a French graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Dublin. She loves to paint women in a cubist inspired style, using gouaches for their vibrant colours. Her colourful work plays with shapes, contrast, and composition to show the simple beauty of things in our daily lives.
When I was at school one boy was "slagged" because he was from "Crap Town" ... at the time I did not give the matter much consideration as I did not realise that that there is a Knapton Road in Dun Laoghaire and that it is where he lived. Of course it is possible that they were referring to Dun Laoghaire in general.
Knapton Road is a residential road joining the southern end of York Road to The Slopes. It includes many really houses.
The title of Baron Knapton was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1750 for the first Viscount's de Vesci's father Sir John Vesey. The deVesci or Vesey family of Abbeyleix, were landlords in the area.
Samuel Bewley, the noted Dublin coffee merchant and owner of a chain of cafes in the city of Dublin lived in Knapton Road.
In Ireland Slag is verb used to make fun of someone in a nice way.