PHOTO BLOGBY WILLIAM MURPHY

URBAN EXPRESSION AND DEPRESSION IN PHIBSBORO

Categories: Street Art Urban Culture Urban Expression Urban Decay Urban Depression Murals Laneways Back Lanes

Unfortunately the quality of the street art has gone down hill over the last five or six years but there are one or two interesting murals at Dalymount Park.

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24 JANUARY 2022 VISIT TO PHIBSBORO ROAD

Categories: Streets Of Dublin Phibsboro Road Phibsborough Road Sony A7RIV FE 20mm F1.8 Lens

Since the post-war expansion of Dublin city, Phibsborough along with Glasnevin and Drumcondra provided amenities to the north city business district in the way that Ranelagh, Rathmines and Harold's Cross did to the south city.

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STREET ART AT THE BACK PAGE PUB ON PHIBSBORO ROAD

Categories: Streets Of Dublin Back Page Pub Phibsboro Murals Urban Expression Street Art

Back in 2018, when I felt much younger, Time Out magazine named the Phibsborough area as one of the coolest city neighbourhoods in the world.

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CELTIC OR HIGH CROSS IN PHIBSBOROUGH OUTSIDE ST PETER'S CHURCH

Categories: St. Peter's Church Celtic Cross High Cross Phibsboro Phibsborough

In 1984 Bernard Neary wrote: "You could hardly be called a Dubliner if you hadn't heard of St. Peter's Church, Phibsborough. Standing proudly on Dublin's Northside, each stone of this noble landmark bears the story of hundreds of Irish people of many generations who dared to dream a dream."


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IRISH VOLUNTEER MONUMENT IN PHIBSBOROUGH

Categories: Volunteer Monument Phibsboro Water Fountain Phibsborough Sony 20mm F1.8 G Lens

Dublin City Council refer to this as the ‘Irish Volunteer Monument in Phibsboro’.

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THIS IS GRAND CANAL QUAY

Categories: Dublin Docklands Grand Canal Quay Grand Canal Docks

Grand Canal Quay is at the west side of Grand Canal Dock, a popular area for the arts and enterprise, making the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, 3Arena and a host of international companies from Google to Accenture part of the neighbourhood.

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DAME COURT JANUARY 2022

Categories: Streets Of Dublin Dame Court The Dame District Purple Flag DublinTown

Hely's Printing Works was located in the immediate area and that is where Leopold Bloom the fictional hero of James Joyce's Ulysses worked. Hely’s was fulfilling a contract to print large numbers of recruitment posters for the war effort when they were warned that the business would be burned if they continued to print “British Propaganda”.

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