Maser’s Portrait of Anne Devlin

Flooding a previously grey wall with colour and resonance in the acknowledgment of a heroic Liberties woman, Maser‘s portrait of Anne Devlin has people talking!

Completed yesterday on the corner of Meath Street and Carman’s Hall, this Liberties Festival 2012 commission has received an unanimously positive and joyful response from the local community and all passers-by.

Read more about the inspiration behind this beautiful artwork here.

Today – Historian Liz Gillis leads Walking Tour

A bonus event, not on our brochure, starts soon. Historian Liz Gillis leads a walking tour – ‘Republicans in the Liberties’ – departing from SICCDA, 90 Meath Street @ 3pm.

Liz’s walking tour at last year’s Festival was fantastic, and yesterday’s ‘Walk and Talk’ with Pat Liddy had over 170 people take part. So don’t miss today’s tour! Free.

Postponement | The Traders Vs The Gardaí

The annual football match between the Traders and the Gardaí, scheduled for Wednesday July 18th @ 7.30pm, has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. This is the 24th year of this traditional and fun event, with the Traders leading 15 to 8,  and it will be rescheduled. Our apologies for any disappointment. This post will be updated with the new date as soon as it is confirmed.

Taking Liberties

Taking Liberties, a Liberties Festival 2012 commission by photographer Shane McCarthy, opens at Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis Street, next Wednesday, July 18th, and runs until Saturday, July 21st. Thank you to the wonderful team in Gallery Zozimus who are so generously hosting this exhibition.

We’re very excited about Taking Liberties and invite you to come and view it.

Meanwhile, want a sneak preview? Click here: Liberties Festival Taking Liberties Exhibition Posters.

And click here for further information on Taking Liberties.

Four Exciting 2012 Events

We’re busy finalising the Liberties Festival 2012 programme and will announce full details shortly.

Meanwhile, here’s some information about four of the events that already have people talking!

Poems of the People – we want you to help us create a poetic picture of Ireland. Send us your poem. Read about this innovative public participation poetry project here.

Festival Commission – Maser’s portrait of Anne Devlin which will reflect  important local history and enrich our street scape. Read more about it here.

Festival Commission – Taking Liberties, a series of stunning images of the people and places of the Liberties by photographer Shane McCarthy. Read more here.

Nighthawks at the Guinness Storehouse – Featuring nine top bands, comedians and writers: Vyvienne Long, Kevin Barry, Jarlath Regan, Fiach, Little Xs For Eyes, Pearse McGloughlin, Willie White, Colm Keegan and Ellie McMahon. Last year, tickets to Nighthawks at the Guinness Storehouse sold out in advance so don’t miss out in 2012! Click here for details.