Monday, October 21, 2019

monday mural

I saw this mural when I was on the bus passing through Sligo.  The gantleman is Joe Carroll, a local resident of Sligo.  Unfortunately it was raining when we passed it.

Joe was a regular sight around Sligo town with his navy trench coat and famous cap.  He was often mistaken for a garda or traffic warden as he liked to direct the town's traffic on certain occasions.  His own mode of transport was a black bicycle which was a regular sight around Sligo in the eighties and nineties.  Info courtesy of independent.ie 


the photo below courtesy of the Sligo Champion


to see other mural from around the globe, stop by Sami's ColourfulWorld

40 comments:

  1. Nice such a glorification of the common man with a slightly different habit.

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  2. What a nice tribute to a local wellknown man!

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  3. Good to memorialize a local fellow in this way.

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  4. Wow, that is some tribute! When I was a kid there was an elderly Turkish woman, we all called her Aunt Lina.
    No murals back then.

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  5. A lovely tribute to a local resident. I thought he was a policeman with that cap. Thanks for contributing Bill.

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  6. What a great portrait of a well known local gentleman, he looks like quite a character! Every town should have someone like that. someone that everyone knows and is easily recognisable!

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  7. A beautiful and amazing tribute to a local figure from Sligo.

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  8. Hello, wonderful mural of this local man. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

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  9. Love That First Capture - Way Cool

    Cheers

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  10. Such character in that face. Great mural!

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  11. Loved the ladder going up towards the signature in the last shot. And that you captured it in the rain also!

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  12. It's a lovely mural and a great tribute. Have a lovely new week.

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  13. It's nice that someone made a mural of a man who was such a well known person in the town.

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    1. Forgot to say that the artist is very talented, it's an awesome mural!

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  14. Well, isn't he a wonderful chap? I love him.

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  15. I love your rain-spotted photo. It's very artistic. I wonder if he would be impressed to see this mural.

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  16. Huge mural--look how tiny the ladder looks. Great shot
    MB

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  17. You can tell that he was loved by his community!

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  18. Looks he’s popular over there to depict as wall mural! Nice

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  19. The rain gives an interesting aspect to your pic, Bill!

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  20. This is such a nice mural, pleased you shared it here Bill.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Hello.
    A very interesting mural.
    Greetings

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  22. A lovely tribute to a man who took on responsibility without question.

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  23. Hey, that's really cool to have a mural painted of him.
    Perhaps one day someone from my town will paint one of me, 'the walker lady'. : )

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  24. Lovely mural and interesting history.

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  25. The rain added a nice effect to your photo. Great mural and it sounds like he was/is an interesting character.

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  26. Sounds like he was a character who followed his own tune.

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  27. Every small place has characters like this, though mostly they are only recalled in people's memories. Nice to see a more permanent memorial.

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  28. Oh I looooove this one Bill, he looks like such a lovely character. Your shot with the rain drops is marvelous 💙

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  29. Rain or shine, this is a beautiful mural and a tribute to a man who must now be a legend.

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  30. That’s quite an unusual and striking mural to Joe.

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