Sunday, 15 March 2009

The Statues of Dublin and Their Numerous Nicknames

The Irish are well known for having a way with words. Less well known perhaps is their habit of erecting statues, notably in the capital city of Dublin - then quickly giving them nicknames so memorable that they are often adopted in preference to the original title. With Irish tongue often firmly in cheek, these are the statues of Dublin - and their numerous (often quite naughty) nicknames.

From the article:
Dublin is filled with statues. It seems close to a national obsession in Ireland to erect them. Perhaps not far behind is the predilection of the inhabitants of this fair city to give them nicknames. And what nicknames. In time for St Patrick's Day, take a quick tour of some of the notable nicknamed statues of Dublin.

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