Kevin O Brien
'Cairbre the Lion'
Prussia Street/Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Cairbre the Lion, born in Dublin zoo in 1919, became the first lion used in the opening titles of MGM films in 1924. Cairbre�s image was used on�silent movies, and when MGM began making �talkies�, the Dub was replaced as the mascot as his roar had not been recorded.
"Kevin O'Brien is a co-founder of the street art and guerilla gardening group�Mad About Cork.�He has painted many electrical boxes & murals in Cork city with the group, often with historic themes and characters.�