I recently had the chance of spending a couple of days in Ireland, since it was my first experience in the island I went all trough with the typical Guinness and leprechaun’s trip, even more than normal since i was the during the St. Patrick’s weekend.
One of the things that was a really good surprise was a small store on one of the side streets of temple bar called “The Icon Factory”.
The Icon Factory is an non-profit, volunteer-based artist co-operative, that can show us with their creations that Ireland is so much more than leprechaun’s, Guinness and shamrocks.
They show us the musicians, writers and all the others that marked Ireland history re-inventing them in a way that make us wanting them all over or living room.
Not only did they changed the souvenirs market but they also created an amazing outdoors gallery with the “The Icon Walk”.
And just how they say in their Facebook page:
“The Celtic Tiger turned out to be a pussy cat so now its time for Gaelic Lions to roar, to roam the midland boglands and the sidewalks of Temple Bar.
We will honor you if we love you and mock those whom we disrespect.”