Delighted to have my “One for sorrow” Magpie painting popup on the front cover of this Gorgeous home featured in the Jan/Feb 2019 edition of #houseandhome


A nice review by Michael McDermott from Le Cool, Dublin online magazine.

“My top tip for decorating would be just go for it and don’t care what people think. If you like it, then get it.

“Our philosophy is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on interiors, a few of our pictures are actually cut out from magazines – it’s as simple as framing a picture you like to add character.”

“We get a lot of art donated from various Irish artists who like seeing their work hung in our cafe.”

“We source most of our pieces locally – Irish artists like Orla Mellon, shops like Carraig Donn, Arnotts, Bargain Basement, Dunnes Stores, Next and All Rooms on Liffey St


Grogans Bar

The only problem prospective artists may encounter is to find a place on the wall to hang the picture. The walls at Grogan’s are nearly covered in canvases at the moment.

He points to two beautiful oil paintings towards the front of the pub. They are McMahons, he says. Further along the walls are works by Stewart Dunne, Orla Mellon, and Olwyn Gillespie.

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