Kevin Freeney 1919-1986 was a Signwriter from Dublin, Ireland.

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"Dublin Street Life & Lore" by Kevin C. Kearns said of Kevin:
"Signwriting goes back at least three generations in his family. Back in the 1930's he rambled through Dublin's streets on a bike or with a pushcart carrying his paints and brushes. In that period the city's streetscapes were elegantly embroidered with handwritten shop and pub fascias. Having done "at least 700 pubs and shopfronts" in Dublin, the most famed streets — O'Connell, Henry, Grafton, and Capel— all carried his personalised three-dimensional relief lettering and ornamentation. His fellow craftsmen hailed him as a "Master".

Kevin was a proud father and loving husband who's family meant everything to him, but this profile is here firstly to showcase and remember his work and secondly because he himself would have been a Flickr member, because of his love of photography and gadgetry.

A lot of the content of this Flickr account was originally posted by Kevin's eldest son Kevin as a Group on Flickr and I, his son Paul had taken it over when I thought it might be best to give Kevin his own profile.

We (Kevin's family) do sometimes come across his work that we had not known about, but as time goes on and Dublin changes it happens less and less.
Kevin loved his city passionately and I believe it would break his heart to see it now changed beyond recognition and not for the better either.

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Kevin Freeney
March 2009