Last August I noticed one of those “Missing\Have you seen” posters on my way into work. A young guy, John Ryan, was missing and his friends were asking for help finding him. A couple of days later I came across a small news item that explained that he’d, unfortunately, been found dead earlier i in the week. Apparently he’d been a well known, and obviously well loved street artist and his friends have been commemorating him by creating memorials all over the city.
Over the past few months I’ve come across a lot of these memorials, in locations as far apart as Killiney and Laytown. It’s nice to see them, and a shame that he couldn’t see for himself how appreciated he was. Hopefully it may help others realise that their are always alternatives. Not many of us have made this sort of impression on others. Just 20.
Crow St Temple Bar , Liberty St.
More from Liberty St.
From the south side on Killiney beach up to County Meath on the beach near Mosney looking south to the Gormanston firing range.
Along the promenade in Clontarf.
Island St. behind Usher’s Island.