Icon Factory

Icon Factory

Neighborhood cleanup is an one-day event. Working together can make a difference in our neighborhood. It helps to boost local pride and creativity, and helps to fight against social decay. 

This is the third year for Starbucks Ireland helping out as part of their Community Service Program. Thank you Starbucks crew for joining us this colourful afternoon!

The Icon Factory is delighted to present "Dis Connect" a new exhibition by artist Mahua Le Meur.

VIDA NA IRLANDA - Conhecendo a Irlanda (Knowing Ireland) : The Icon Factory. A great article by Tarsila Krüseo of Brazilian/Irish Blog - VIDA NA IRLANDA

VIDA NA IRLANDA semana passada foi inaugurada na área do Temple Bar uma iniciativa muito bacana chamada The Icon Factory. 

(Last week a very cool initiative called The Icon Factory opened in the Temple Bar area.)

The back lanes of Temple Bar might not usually be a place to hang out, but now perhaps you should! 

The Icon Factory & The Icon Walk crosses the ocean and makes talk of it in the United States in the highly renowned THE NEW YORK TIMES Arts section


NUI MAYNOOTH - MA in Geography supporting The Icon Walk

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EL MUNDO - Brazilian Blog celebrates "La factoría de los iconos"

Vagando con rumbo incierto por las calles de Dublín, al más puro estilo Leopold Bloom, uno llega sin querer hasta el mural erigido en el nombre de su creador, James Joyce, en los callejones ruinosos y sombríos de Temple Bar. 

(Wandering uncertainly through the streets of Dublin, in true Leopold Bloom style, one accidentally reaches the mural erected in the name of its creator, James Joyce, in the dilapidated and shady alleys of Temple Bar.)


Brendan Behan's poster on a Dublin alley wall has a message you might want to send to the Minnesota legislature, or the U.S. Congress: "I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the road safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer." Roads, anyone ? Food stamps ? Heating assistance ? 

Down the laneways and back alleys of Temple Bar large panels and murals tell the stories of the greats of Irish fashion, music, literature, art, sport, comedy and more. This is the Icon Walk.

A small laneway that I randomly spotted on a walk through the city of Dublin ended up being one of my favourite parts of Dublin.

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Temple Bar, Dublin 2 – Just off Fleet Street (Behind the Temple Bar Hotel, The Hard Rock Cafe and The Morgan Hotel)
Look For – Aston Place, Bedford Lane and Price’s Lane for the Icon Walk.