Blog 2018-04-04T22:51:47+00:00


The aim of this blog is to give you an insight into the life and times of Stillorgan born artist Sir William Orpen. My research began nearly five years ago, when, just like Orpen I had a dream that Dublin would one day see fit to honor this fascinating Irish Artist. An exhibition of some 25 reproductions of Orpen’s works went on permanent display in Stillorgan Village Shopping Center in 2013 in the newly named Orpen Mall (1st floor). At the launch of that exhibition, the plans to erect a sculpture of Orpen were revealed. The Sculpture is now complete but we still require funding for the installation. If you wish to support this wonderful initiative in Stillorgan, Co.Dublin, please get in touch with the Orpen Project Manager – Dominic Lee, Stillorgan Chamber of Commerce – email or telephone 0872600755

310, 2018

Video of Paddy Cole singing ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Ball’ and ‘Darktown Strutters Ball’ accompanied by Fiachra Trench on Piano

Paddy Cole sings 'Alexander's Ragtime Ball' and 'Darktown Strutters Ball' [...]

2709, 2018

Video of Fiachra Trench & Cormac Breatnach at the William Orpen Weekend WW1 Concert in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, 15th Sept 2018. Fiachra Trench on Piano & Cormac Breatnach on Whistle [...]