Waterford Walls

Beautiful temporary street art from Waterford, Ireland, as found on Inese’s blog. It might be gone but it’s not forgotten.

Making memories

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Waterford Walls is a visual Street Art project in Waterford City, Ireland. Irish and International street artists and talented school students transformed old spaces into extended art gallery. The first image is the work of Joe Caslin, a street artist and art teacher from Roscommon who is known for his project “Our Nation’s Sons” – large scale portraits of young men from disadvantaged social backgrounds.

In the image below, a man stopped to touch the surface of the portrait. I will tell you why.  Joe Caslin paintings are done on biodegradable paper,  and will come down within a few weeks.  We are lucky with the weather, and I hope the paintings will last another month.


Another work of the same artist in Olaf Street. It is sad they won’t stay here too long.



I went around the city center to look for the other murals. First of all, I visited one of my favorite places in O’Connell Street and was pleased…

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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13 Responses to Waterford Walls

  1. inesephoto says:

    Thank you for reblogging!

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  2. jan says:

    Wow – another reason to visit Ireland!

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  3. Beth says:

    Wonderful! These add alot of life to the street scene. I love how art takes a much more prominent place in the culture in Europe. Kind of a “Zen” thing to do the thing anyway regardless of its impermanence.

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  4. mysm2000 says:

    Jean, That is SO amazing! I love outdoor wall murals and it’s wonderful that you’ve made a record of the work done on biodegradable paper. It is especially touching. I wonder why he does it that way rather than making it more permanent. I need to find out more about him. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  5. jesh stg says:

    Hope many will take pics of these art works!


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