Moore Street, Big Apples and Airbrushing

Something for us all to think about…and speak about.

Scéalta Ealaíne

small oil painting of Halloween Apple by Eoin Mac Lochlainn Halloween-Apple-no.2, 20 x 20cm, oil on canvas

You know of course that Irish apples are the nicest, sweetest, juiciest apples in the world.  I did a series of apple paintings a while ago.  I was working on a project about Moore Street at the time.  But wait’ll I tell you what’s been happening on Moore Street since then.

You know that Moore Street is inextricably linked with the Easter Rising of 1916. This is where the last stand of the revolutionaries took place. Five of the signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic spent their last hours of freedom here. But would you believe that there are plans now to turn this historic area into a gigantic shopping mall?

Of course there was protests. There was even a case against it in the High Court. The court ruled that the entire Moore Street battlefield site constituted a National Monument…

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6 Responses to Moore Street, Big Apples and Airbrushing

  1. benmadigan says:

    here’s a vid or 2 recounting Moore st history, its supporters and descendants of the 1916 Fallen

    https://eurofree3.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/moore-st-birthdeath-place-of-the-irish-republic/

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  2. Monochrome nightmares says:

    I’m off on another visit.

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  3. Lovely apple painting! Going to visit this site!

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  4. Amazing artwork…it’s so lovely…hard to believe it’s a painting. Kudos to the artist… 🙂

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