A Dublin Street Art Tour

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Canvaz Street Art on the walls of Dublin

It has been a while since I have written about a photo tour so last week's walk around Dublin with Em from Australia makes a good reintroduction to the story of the day.

Em had previously lived in the UK but had never visited Dublin, or Ireland. What a shame, and Dublin is so close to London! Anyway, these trips are always better late than never.

We met at the Spire on Dublin's O'Connell Street. A great meeting point because it is visible from all over the city and very central, it is at the centre of Dublin after all. Actually I have mixed feelings about the Spire but that is for another time! Em commented on how narrow the base of the Spire is in relation to its great height of almost 121m yet only 3m in diameter at its base. For the metrically challenged among you that is 400ft high and 10ft in diameter.

We took a great stroll around the city, not sure how much we covered but based on my previous outings where I covered 21km of Dublin's streets on a full day of walking and clicking I would say today was about 7km.

At various places we passed a protest against the introduction of water charges, kids jumping into the Grand Canal Dock, street artists painting new works on walls in the city with whom we chatted and many of the sites of the 1916 Easter Rising. Em wasn't really in need of an early morning start or evening finish, a good tour of the city and some insights were the order of the day. 

By the following day Em had this post up - have a look at her Twitter post below where she shares some nice street art images from the tour in Dublin including a few pieces by Canvaz. Dublin has a burgeoning street art scene and a walk through the city will reveal plenty of urban art.

And I suppose it sums up Dublin, a walkable city that suits many interests from the urban cool to landscapes, pubs and history.

Come and see Dublin for yourself - take a photo tour, and yes Panoramic Ireland's photo tours of Dublin are suitable for any level from beginner to advanced and we cover all interests from street photography to traffic trails to coastal seascapes.


Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.


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