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Thursday 31 July 2014

Three Little Pigs better watch out!

Dingle 'banksy' strikes again

Published 03/04/2013|05:36

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'Big Bad Wolf' street art by an unamed artist which has appeared on Dingle's Goat Street. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? The age old question is laid bare for all to see on the gable of 'an Siopa Fial' on Dingle's Goat's Street with the appearance of some interesting street art.

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The work, which occupies almost the entire gable of Dingle's second-hand shop, has caught the attention of locals and visitors alike and is thought to be the work of the same unnamed artist who raised the question of 'Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road' with a piece of graffiti art on Strand Street early last October.

Dingle's very own 'Banksy' has been causing quite a stir with his thought provoking work that has been popping up all over the place. While the artist is keeping a low profile there been much local speculation about his/her identity and the names of likely candidates are doing the rounds.

A little further up the road on Goat Street a seemingly 'drunk Smurf' can be seen on the gable of another house while the exterior of McCarthy's Bar is home to another Smurf, who this time appears to be brandishing a cigarette – perhaps a nod to the smoking ban that has seen groups of smokers congregate at the doors of public houses. Yet another Smurf is somewhat appropriately stationed at the entrance to the Blue Zone on Green Street.

With the Big Bad Wolf now occupying a large space on Goat Street, locals are pondering if, when and indeed where the 'Three Little Pigs' will crop up and more importantly, what they will be doing...


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