The Gravediggers Pub, Glasnevin - 737
A painting of the Gravediggers Pub, Prospect Square, Dublin. A wonderful old style atmospheric traditional Irish pub with lots of wooden partitions and nooks and crannies, old weather beaten wooden floors, and has featured in many films and advertisements over the years. Indeed it is a favourite for interior subjects for both artists and photographers. It has been in the Kavanagh family for six generations since Victorian times in 1833. The pub has never changed hands but been passed down to each generation.
The Gravediggers name is pretty self-explanatory as it is built into the wall of Glasnevin Cemetery where after working long shifts the gravediggers would come to drink.
The Gravediggers is a pub for drinking and nothing more. When Luke Kelly of the Dubliners died in 1984, he was to be buried at Glasnevin Cemetery. The rest of the Dubliners folk band along with the Chieftains and U2 poured into the Gravediggers along with their instruments. Ciaran Kavanagh, the current owner, and who was working in the bar at the time then aged fourteen, remembers his dad Eugene saying “We don’t allow it” as music wasn’t played in the Gravediggers. “It’s just a place to drink, it’s always been about drinking “ Ciaran said.
This painting is available as a Limited Edition run of 200 prints using Epson Archival inks on supreme quality Hahnemuhle Traditional Fine Art paper. See dropdown menu above to see size, price and framing options.
Thank you Chris for providing such an easy shopping experience. I got the gravediggers pub picture for my sister and brother in law as it was the first pub she took him too when he landed in Ireland from Australia and they are very happy with it!
The Gravedigger’s Pub
For over a hundred years, visitors to Glasnevin have slipped through the gates to the Gravedigger’s Pub. I was no exception. Chris McMorrow’s glorious print will always remind me of a magical September afternoon spent visiting Michael Collin’s grave, and later drinking pints at the bar and learning the history of the pub from the bartender. Ordering from the website was easy, and Chris even followed up to make sure my package arrived safely. Excellent customer service!
Gravediggers Pub, Glasnevin 737
I love this picture, and my wife loves it as well. For an expat living in Canada it is wonderful to have a small reminder of all our great nights in the Gravediggers. I'll definitely be looking for another one soon enough. Chris did a wonderful job shipping it, it arrived in time for an anniversary and I really appreciated the personal touch of an email follow up. Great all around and I would recommend Chris to everyone.
I have special memories of The Gravedigger's because it was one of my Granddad's local pubs. He is now buried next door and finding this print was so special to me. It is great quality. I told my brother about it and will soon be ordering one for his birthday. I emailed Chris a couple times with questions, and they were always answered promptly and courteously. I live in Texas, USA and the shipping was very fast. I highly recommend ordering from this site.
A Gravediggers Gift
Bought a gift for my mother in law of her own pub John Kavanagh The Gravediggers Dublin. She is an avid fan of Chris's work & has a few already however this one she has displayed in the sitting room praise indeed. Wonderful light and fantastic colours drawing you in just like the pub itself. Thanks Chris