Visitors to Dublin can now take a call from well-known Dublin statues such as Oscar Wilde and Cú Chullain as actors Brendan Gleeson, Brenda Fricker and Gabrial Byrne voi
ce stories penned by authors such as John Banville and Roddy Doyle. This new , city-wide initiative, known as 'Dublin’s Talking Statues', was launched by Fáilte Ireland and Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Áine Clancy, at the GPO – Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin.
Using drama, humour and technology, Dublin’s Talking Statues breathes new life into a selection of Dublin statues and adds another layer to the visitor’s experience of Dublin. This pilot project, which is funded by Fáilte Ireland, commissioned by Art Producers, Sing London, and supported by Dublin City Council, animates ten Dublin statues which are a mix of important historical figures, contemporary art figures and famous Dublin characters.