Once upon a time there was some writing on the wall at Viking Place near the offices of the Lilliput Press on Sitric Road.

The writing in question? Three sets of quotations by the Irish writer John Moriarty, from “Walk naked to Tara and inherit your royalty” to “We are more than transformed groceries”.

"Look not with a Medusa...". One of the three quotations on the wall

Walk naked to Tara and inherit your royalty

We are more than transformed groceries

Lucky I took a few photos of them before the council intervened…

Have they really nothing better to do? At least we still have his books. And a few recordings of the man. Here’s Moriarty himself reading a story…

Yeah, we could do with a lot more inspirational writing on the wall  by the likes of John Moriarty or Hubert Butler or…