Ha’Penny Bridge, County Dublin, is at the heart of Dublin City. The HaÂ’Penny Bridge has had names over the years; originally it was called The Wellington Bridge after the Duke followed then by, The Liffey Bridge (which was its official title)| then it went on to be known as The Penny HaÂ’Penny Bridge and now finally as we know it, The HaÂ’penny Bridge. Before the Ha’penny Bridge was built there were several ferries across the Liffey. A footbridge was commissioned and built but with it came the right to extract a ha’penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. A further condition of construction was that, if the citizens of Dublin found the bridge and toll to be “objectionable” within its Âfirst year of operation, it was to be removed at no cost to the city. The toll was increased for a time to a Penny Ha’penny (one and a half pence), but was dropped. Nowadays young (and old) lovers tie messages onto the bridge, for reasons of romance! This was one of the scenes I captured as a result of my epic 1400 mile tour weaving around Ireland in February 2013.
Each of our ‘Captured Memories’ are in their own way unique. Hand rolled porcelain, cut, ripped & stamped, delicately drawn pencil sketches, lovingly crafted in our Belfast studio. Timeless landscapes and memories, captured forever in porcelain.
- Small Porcelain (framed) – 26.5cm x 26.5cm (Gift Boxed)
- Large Porcelain (framed) – 34.5cm x 34.5cm (Gift Boxed)