SEPTEMBER 2021

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Patrick O’Reilly is famous for his large bronze teddy bears and this is a new addition to his collection however his bears have resulted in a claim that Dublin City Council is biased towards the Southside of the city at the expense of the Northside as demonstrated by the sculpture trail it promoted.
THE GARDENER ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BRONZE BEARS

Built as a Catholic school for girls in 1886 by G.C. Ashlin, it was extended in 1898 and 1908 by Ashlin and W.H. Byrne.

ST KEVIN
Different artwork but same message but "* u are not less" has been added or has replaced "* So Get Your Head Out Of Your Phone". I have also noticed that this version is not signed.
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I am willing to bet that you never heard of Pelletstown but the area has attracted much attention as it now has a new train station which I will find useful going forward especially as there is a train every 30 minutes in either direction. At peak times the frequency is higher.
SCULPTURE BY ELISABETH FRINK - TRIBUTE HEAD II
I am willing to bet that you never heard of Pelletstown but the area has attracted much attention as it now has a new train station which I will find useful going forward especially as there is a train every 30 minutes in either direction. At peak times the frequency is higher.
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TRICK OR TREAT [4 SICK CHILDREN]

#trickortreat4sickchildren

Trick or Treat for sick children: Hold a monstrously marvellous party in your home, workplace, school, creche or community and have some frighteningly good fun!

Every single day, hundreds of sick children and their worried families come through the doors of Temple Street in need of world-class medical care. The Children's Health Foundation Temple Street raise the funds needed to ensure that these children have access to the very best paediatric equipment, facilities and supports when they need it most.
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Below is the artist's biography:

"The journey into the world of craft began in the early 80’s with a diploma in musical instrument technology from the London College of Furniture. I then returned to the country of my birth, New Zealand, where I spent the first three years of my life. It was here I made the transition from working with wood to metal. This opened the floodgates of creativity and honing my existing skills to a new medium was exciting and challenging. Functional pieces such as chairs, tables, candle holders, mirrors, lamps, vases and bowls, sold in galleries throughout New Zealand.

Returning to Wicklow in ‘97, I exhibited at ‘Showcase’ for many years receiving an award for ‘Moon bowl’ and at ‘Sculpture In Context’ an award for ‘Vest’.

Now living in West Cork since 2001 I have been part of many joint exhibitions, including ‘10 Hands’ and ‘West Cork Creates’. Much of my work is commissions, bespoke awards and presentation pieces."
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Using a Zeiss Batis 135mm lens imposed some constraints but I very much like this lens.

I am due to visit Belfast within a few days and the last time I was there, early 2019, I had a bad fall and damaged two or three ribs as well as my Sony A7RIII camera and my Voigtlander 40mm lens. Not long after that fall I purchased a Sony A7RIV and even though I intended to use the RIII as a backup body I never used it again mainly because I could not get geo-tagging to work. In general I preferred the newer body.
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I have always found this difficult to photograph because of its location [height above road, angle of view, facing onto a main road from on high]. Today the Sony 90mm Macro lens produced better images than any of my other lenses have produced to date.
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I have always found this difficult to photograph because of its location [height above road, angle of view, facing onto a main road from on high]. Today the Sony 90mm Macro lens produced better images than any of my other lenses have produced to date.
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"sculptor and ceramic artist based in Dublin and Galway. At this moment I work mainly in steel, stainless steel and ceramic medium. I like to make large scale interactive pieces that invite a playful side to art."
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I have always found this difficult to photograph because of its location [height above road, angle of view, facing onto a main road from on high]. Today the Sony 90mm Macro lens produced better images than any of my other lenses have produced to date.
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Dublin's Coat of Arms is the identifying emblem of the City of Dublin and has been in use in one form or another for at least 400 years. The full Coat of Arms shows three burning castles on a shield, flanked by two female figures.
DUBLIN CITY COAT OF ARMS
Dublin City Council has spent at least €600,000 on contactless pedestrian button modifications for traffic lights in its battle to combat the spread of Covid-19.
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Kings In the pub The is located on the corner of Henrietta Street and Bolton Street.

I always sceptical when I see claims such as "established 1842" however Henrietta Street was developed by Luke Gardiner during the 1720
I decided if I could verify the claim [www.libraryireland.com/Dublin-Street-Directory-1862/135.php] and discovered that in 1862 Margaret O'Callaghan owned the Queen's Inns Tavern. This is interesting because King's Inns would have changed its name depending on whether there was a King or Queen in London so if Ireland was still part of the UK it would be Queen's Inns.
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Kings In the pub The is located on the corner of Henrietta Street and Bolton Street.

I always sceptical when I see claims such as "established 1842" however Henrietta Street was developed by Luke Gardiner during the 1720
I decided if I could verify the claim [www.libraryireland.com/Dublin-Street-Directory-1862/135.php] and discovered that in 1862 Margaret O'Callaghan owned the Queen's Inns Tavern. This is interesting because King's Inns would have changed its name depending on whether there was a King or Queen in London so if Ireland was still part of the UK it would be Queen's Inns.
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This year the organisers will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Sculpture in Context and 20 years exhibiting in the Botanic Gardens.
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Frank has been a full time Fine Art painter for the past sixteen years. Prior to that he worked as an award winning Theatre design artist, both in Ireland and internationally.
DRAGONFLY
Born in Newry Co. Down, raised in West Cork and Dublin, Martin O’Keefe is a visual artist who works primarily in the mediums of stainless and mild steel, aluminium, copper and brass.
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The minute I saw this I knew it was by Ken Drew.

Kenneth Drew is a practising sculptor with a studio in Ashtown, Dublin. He is also a sculpture tutor at Whitehall College, City of Dublin ETB. He works in a wide range of materials and scales from studio pieces to larger outdoor forms. He exhibits on a regular basis and works on private commissions for medium and larger scale sculptural forms. He has work in the Art for the State Collection and private collections in the US, Netherlands, Kuwait, UK Australia and throughout Ireland.
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This is the smaller of two similar items by Martin O'Keefe.

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Patrick O’Reilly (b. 1957 Kilkenny, Ireland) is a highly acclaimed Irish artist who studied at the Belfast school of Art. He has since achieved international fame for his innovative and dynamic visual works, having exhibited throughout Ireland & Internationally for over two decades.
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