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.

Portobello – Villages of Dublin


A4 or A3 Poster of Portobello – Villages of Dublin
Printed 250g/m² art print paper
Artist: Roger O’Reilly

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A bit of history

Portobello is named for the capture by Admiral Edward Vernon in 1739 of Portobelo, Colón on Panama‘s Caribbean Coast, during a ten year conflict between Britain and Spain which was popularly known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear. Jenkins, a captain with the Royal navy, had an ear severed when Spanish coastguards boarded his vessel. This outrage was the pretext for the conflict.

Portobello came into existence as a small suburb south of the city centre in the 18th century and the area centred on Richmond Street became a favoured destination for Jewish refugees fleeing from pogroms in Eastern Europe. It quickly inherited the sobriquet “Little Jerusalem” .

The hotel at the harbour was opened in 1807  and was popular among officers visiting the nearby Portobello Barracks, however facilities were not to the exacting standards of an 1871 version of “Mr Angry of Sandymount”, promting a stern letter to the Irish times, lamenting the state of service in its dining room.


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