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My intention is to keep adding to the collection. I’m constantly out sketching and drawing this fascinating country of ours and I hope in time to have a poster for each county, north and south and for most of the larger towns in between.

Davy Byrne’s- Pubs of Ireland

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A2 Poster or A3 / A4 Print of  Davy Byrne’s – Pubs of Ireland
Poster printed on 170g/m² art paper
A3 / A4 Prints printed 250g/m² archival matte paper
Artist: Roger O’Reilly

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A bit of history

Beloved of Leopold Bloom, of students and politicians and other such chancers, of business types, artists and highfalutin ladies, Davy Byrne’s pub on South William Street  was founded by a Wicklow man of the same name and first opened to the public in 1889. During its long history  it has hosted numerous famous imbibers including the guerrilla leader Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, the pro-monarchy founder of Sinn Féin, who met there frequently, as did the provisional cabinet.

Strictly speaking, the name over the door, writ large in neat, flowing script, should read Davy Byrne’s, given that it was the premises of Mr Byrne, and not one of a pair. But as the apostrophe was absent from Ulysses, subsequent custodians thought better of correcting Joyce.

The ground floor bar is a classic of understated Art Deco beauty and the place is a  go-to destination every June 16th. Bloom would surely be happy, on his or any other day, munching away on his Gorgonzola sandwich washed down with a glass of burgundy.

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