Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.
The Irish Tourist Board will not like me saying this, but anti-social behavior has become a problem in Dublin and works of public art now need protection from vandals and metal thieves.
In St. Patrick's park there is the Literary Parade of Irish Writers which was crafted by Colm Brennan and John Coll and commissioned in 1988 by Irish Distillers to commemorate the Dublin Millennium in 1988. The plaques featuring sculptured heads are set into the arched alcoves of the red-bricked east wall of the park. Unfortunately, it is not easy to photographs them as they are now protected by metal railings.
The twelve oval plaques feature Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Jonathan Swift, John Millington Synge, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, Eilish Dillon, James Clarence Mangan and Austin Clarke.