Davy Byrnes Pub , Dublin - 390
Davy Byrne's 'famous literary pub' on Duke Street, Dublin city centre, is famed for being a frequent haunt of Irish writer James Joyce and is mentioned in his tome 'Dubliners'. The original of this painting hangs proudly in the pub. Despite the cold and damp outside some Dubliners don't mind braving the elements to sit outside and have a cigarette, as you can see in the painting.
Davy Brynes was opened by the man of the same name in 1889. James Joyce as well as being a regular iwas also a close friend of the man himself, whom he mentioned in both Ulysses and his short stories Dubliners.
“He entered Davy Byrnes. Moral pub. He doesn’t chat. Stands a drink now and then. But in a leap year once in four. Cashed a cheque for me once.Davy Byrne came forward from the hindbar in tuckstitched shirt-sleeves, cleaning his lips with two wipes of his napkin. Herrings blush. Whose smile upon each feature plays with such and such replete. Too much fat on the parsnips. And here’s himself and pepper on him, Nosey Flynn said. Can you give us a good one for the Gold Cup?I’m off that, Mr. Flynn, Davy Byrne answered. I never put anything on a horse. You’re right there, Nosey Flynn said. Mr Bloom ate his stripes of sandwich, fresh clean bread, with relish of disgust, pungent mustard, the feety savour of green cheese. Sips of his wine soothed his palate. Not logwood that. Tastes fuller this weather with the chill off. Nice quiet bar. Nice piece of wood in that counter. Nicely planed. Like the way it curves.”
Davy Byrnes was also frequented by the writer Brendan Behan. Byrne was a stout Irish nationalist and let Michael Collins use the room above the pub for meetings of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
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I'm really happy with the painting and the customer service from Chris was really good. I received the painting very quickly after purchase. I will definitely buy more paintings in the future from Chris.
The print was bought as a surprise gift for my son and his other half. They were absolutely thrilled with it. They thought the quality was excellent and the print itself and it’s vibrancy captured Davy’s and what it means to all the family. My daughter in law actually said she like to wallpaper a whole wall in the house with Chris’s Dublin Pub prints. They’re awesomely brilliant and really capture the reality of each pub.
I found out about this print after Davy Byrnes published a note about the original hanging on their wall. My wife and I always make it a point to visit that pub when we're in Dublin because we love the atmosphere and history, so acquiring a copy was important to us. Chris somehow managed to capture the essence of that establishment in his piece. When I sit and look at it, it magically transports me back to Dublin, enjoying a pint and people watching. If you've been there, you will love this print.
So glad I was able to order this fantastic print of the Iconic Davy Byrnes Pub in Dublin. The image captures the feel of the location and brings back great memories when I see it. Chris Morrow did a great job on shipping it to the USA for me.
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I love my painting of Davy Byrne's Pub. It hangs in my living room and brings fond memories of my dad, who used to call in to his favourite pub for a Guinness every time he visited Dublin. I bought two paintings and these will eventually be passed on to my two sons. They are not only beautiful paintings but have special meaning and a story behind them, which ensures that our Irish heritage will not be forgotten despite living in Vancouver. It was so easy to browse the website and order, and I knew exactly which paintings I was looking for. The beautiful colours bring the painting to life. Chris ensured that they arrived in Vancouver in perfect condition with expert packing. He also emailed me when they were despatched and again when they arrived in Canada. Delighted with paintings and wonderful service- Thank you.