The Starry Plough ©John O’Grady
20″ x 20″ x 1.75″ oil on canvas, ready to hang


To enjoy a fabulous view of Dublin city by night, drive up to Montpelier Hill in the Dublin Mountains.

The city will be spread before you in all its splendour.

On the right, Dublin Bay, the Howth peninsula behind it and if it’s a clear evening, its light house.

On the left, the city lights. They suggest a rich tapestry of life laid out before your eyes, almost as if each light flickering denotes a human presence.

In the sky, the stars echo the lights below the horizon line.

On this night, you can clearly see the ‘Starry Plough’, the ever present symbol of hope and freedom for the working people of Dublin.

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