Tintean Dublin

Oil painting by Eoin Mac Lochlainn: Tinteán Tréigthe, 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas, 2017

Oil painting by Eoin Mac Lochlainn: Tinteán Tréigthe, 50 x 50cm, oil on canvas, 2017

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2 thoughts on “Tintean Dublin

  1. Memories and as the song goes ‘so easy to forget’. Irish history needs preservation especially in O’Connell Street and its environs. Your painting takes me back to a time as a child when I used to look at a fireplace which was in a stable. Times were different by the 1960’s; people had cars but for a child the stable was a place of adventure both in the physical sense and the imagination. Who slept in the room with the fireplace? Why would people sleep beside the horses? To your painting Eoin. Yes, it is about a memory that is being destroyed by development. Moore Street – is an integral part of our history and we need to ensure that if the developers descend to destroy that we at least have some protection, vision and plans to pass to future generations.

    I have written on WordPress about Moore Street under the heading of Citizen Journalism Ireland

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I’ve been painting old fireplaces in abandoned homes, mostly in the West of Ireland. Your mention of stables reminds me of the many times that the old houses were given over to the cattle, when the new house was built. But yes, I agree with you about the O’Connell Street area. I sincerely hope that they won ‘t do a gentrification of it – like what happens all over the place. Thanks for your comment, eoin

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