THE SHEARES BROTHERS A PAINT-A-BOX TRIBUTE BY HUGH MADDEN
The Sheares Brothers, Henry (1753–98), and John (1756–1798) were Irish lawyers and members of the Society of United Irishmen, who died in the 1798 rebellion.
PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART IN HAROLD’S CROSS – ST PATRICK’S DAY 2020
I had big plans for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and I had a media pass but unfortunately the week long festival was cancelled with little warning but to be honest I was not surprised.
PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART – AT AOKI SUSHI ON SOUTH RICHMOND STREET
The built environment in Dublin is changing faster than I can photograph the changes and there is an area on South Richmond Street that has caught me by surprise as many of the restaurants and shops have closed or disappeared.
Richmond Villas [now shown as Richmond Street South on Google Maps] was a place to visit if you were interested in Street Art but now it is dominated by a huge construction site [Charlemont Square where Amazon will be located] and I assume that the laneway will no longer exist once the building project has been completed.
Amazon employs more than 2,500 people in Ireland and announced plans last June to create another 1,000 jobs over the next two years, most of which will be located Dublin at Blanchardstown, Tallaght, North Count Dublin and the Portobello area of Dublin.
The Charlemont Square project is due to be completed in 2020. This mixed-use development is the second phase of a city centre regeneration project.
My understanding is that there will be a total 79 social housing units.There will also be 184 private residential units, bringing to 263 the total number of homes in the complex, in addition to significant commercial office space and retail units.
CITY BIO-DIVERSITY PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART BY MARIANNE O’DWYER
This is actually on Ball’s Bridge in Ballsbridge.
Ballsbridge is an affluent neighbourhood of the city of Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. The area is largely north and west of a three-arch stone bridge across the River Dodder, on the south side of the city. The sign on the bridge still proclaims it as “Ball’s Bridge”, in recognition of the fact that the original bridge on that location was built and owned by the Ball family, a well-known Dublin merchant family in the 1500s and the 1600s. The current bridge was built in 1791.