BO BY AINE MACKEN [PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART NORTH BRUNSWICK STREET]
Bo is the Irish for cow.
When I first saw this I did not fully appreciated its relationship with the area and it was only when I came across the Cowtown Cafe on Manor Street that the penny dropped. Nearby is Red Cow lane and also Stoneybatter. Back in the 1950s the Dublin Cattle Market, located on Prussia Street in Stoneybatter (nicknamed 'Cowtown'), was the largest weekly livestock sale in Europe. Some people have found memories of the cattle sales and associate activities. My recollection is totally different, because of British cheap food policy the prime cattle were shipped live to the UK where the profits were made by wealthy dealers and the treatment of livestock was terrible.