JACKIE OH MURAL BY FIN DAC AT THE KINO ON WASHINGTON STREET IN CORK FIRST PHOTOGRAPHED JULY 2016
This is Jackie Oh!, a woman is wearing a T-shirt of Cork band The Frank and Walters and features a tattoo on her left arm of Gregory Peck and Moby Dick in a nod to the movie filmed in Youghal. When I was young Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was frequently referred to as “Jackie Oh” but I do not know if it refers to anyone in particular in this instance
I first photographed the mural in July 2016 and have always liked it but when I visited in May 2022 I was disappointed to discover that it had been replaced. However when I checked my photographs from August 2021 I discovered that Jackie Oh had already been replaced … I do not know how I missed that.
Recently, not sure when, the Kino cultural complex reopened as a fully-licenced bar and nightclub. The 250 person capacity venue, which has functioned as an arthouse cinema and gig venue, is now being marketed as nightclubbing space . To the best of my knowledge it operated as a coffee shop in recent years.