Monday, August 15, 2011

Graffiti In Howth

Graffiti In Howth, originally uploaded by infomatique.

Among Howth's better known residents are Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Senator and retail pioneer Fergal Quinn and musicians Barney McKenna and John Sheahan of The Dubliners and Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy lived in Howth for a time.[3] The late politician and writer Conor Cruise O'Brien and his wife, the Irish poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi lived here for many years. Legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne lived close to the Bailey Lighthouse in Howth until 2008 and now lives in Sandymount. Actor Stuart Townsend was born in Howth. Author and philosopher Robert Anton Wilson resided there for six years in 1980s. Multiple Eurovision Song Contest winner Johnny Logan and his father, tenor Patrick O'Hagan lived for many years in Howth, and Lynn Redgrave and husband John Clark raised their family there in the early 1970s. Composer Brian Boydell was born in Howth and returned as an adult to live there with his family. Producer and Director team Moya Doherty and John McColgan of Riverdance live with their family near Howth Summit. Publisher Stephen Ryan and his wife, journalist and national Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly, live in Howth with their family.

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