Talking Statues

If statues could talk, what stories would they tell?

10 of Dublin’s most famous statues have been given the gift of the gab! Pass a Talking Statue, swipe your smartphone on a nearby plaque and presto, get a call back from James Joyce (written by Roddy Doyle and voiced by Gabriel Byrne), Oscar Wilde (written by John Banville and voiced by Andrew Scott), or Fidelity on the O’Connell Monument (written by Paula Meehan and voiced by Ruth Negga)! Each has a story to tell. Together, they tell Dublin’s story.


  1. Each Talking Statue has a blue plaque nearby.
  2. Scan the QR code on the sign using your phone’s QR reader or type the URL into your phone’s web browser
  3. Press the green button that says ‘Go!
  4. Your phone will ring.
  5. Answer the call and the statue will talk!


  1. JAMES JOYCE – Earl Street North
  2. JAMES CONNOLLY – Beresford Place
  3. JAMES LARKIN – O’Connell Street
  5. WOLFE TONE – St Stephen’s Green
  6. OSCAR WILDE – Merrion Square North
  7. MEETING PLACE – Liffey Street Lower
  8. CÚ CHULAINN – General Post Office, O’Connell Street
  9. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW – National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
  10. GEORGE SALMON – Trinity College Dublin, College Green


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