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.
Took delivery of this great painting if the 'Grave Diggers' from Chris today. He organized delivery of the painting to my present home in the US. Throughout the process Chris was very professional with frequent updates of the status of delivery. His work is very original and is now a show piece in my home office
A gift to my sister and her husband for their wedding. They were so delighted!! This was where they met. She said “it was a picture of warmth and everything she imagines about being at the Diggers”. They both love it. Thank you Chris.
Wedding present for my sister and brother in law. 2nd print I’ve gotten from Chris and been delighted each time. Fast delivery and very good communication with artist too. Thanks Chris.
Excellent service. Very fast delivery. Notification from Chris when order dispatched. Arrived in super condition, well wrapped. Thank you!!
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!
For over a hundred years, visitors to Glasnevin have slipped through the gates to the Gravedigger‚Äôs Pub. I was no exception. Chris McMorrow‚Äôs glorious print will always remind me of a magical September afternoon spent visiting Michael Collin‚Äôs 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!
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!
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.
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
Love the print. Great lighting and colors. Looks great. Another winner Chris!