PHIL Lynott fans joined with his mother Philomena as his statue was unveiled once again.
The iconic statue took it’s rightful place again on Harry Street, just off Grafton Street.
The statue had been missing for the past three months after it was damaged during an incident, which saw it toppled from its plinth in May.
The sculpture had to undergo some repairs before it could make a return to its home outside Bruxelles Bar..
This morning hundreds of Lynott fans joined special guest, his mum Philomena, and Cllr Mary Freehill, who was representing Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn. “The Old Town just hasn't been the same without Phil,” joked Ms Lynott (82), namechecking 'Old Town' – her son's timeless tribute to his native city.
The unveiling kicked off a series of events in Dublin this week, from Thursday to Saturday, marking Phil Lynott's birthday on August 20. Ms Lynott (82) said she was thrilled the statue was back in place so that fans from at home and abroad “can get their picture taken with my Phil again.”
“It was the fans and their tireless efforts to raise funds for the statue that put it there in the first place and I will always be so grateful to them for that support.
“I want to thank Leo Higgins and the team in Cast Foundry for all the hard work fixing Philip, they have done a great job. I also want to say thanks to all who have helped.” Knocked from its plinth on May 10, a mystery donor paid the €4,000 cost to Leo Higgins, of Cast Foundry, to repair the landmark likeness