"Pigeon House, Dublin Bay" by Rod Coyne, 70x100cm. The painting is shown framed in black on a warm white wall.

“Pigeon House Dublin Bay” canvas print or original painting by Rod Coyne.


“Pigeon House Dublin Bay” is one of a series of paintings born out of Rod Coyne’s love for the Dublin Bay and its rich history. The original artwork is  oil on canvas and measures 70 x 100 cm (28″ x 30″ inches).

Rod Coyne also offers this motif as a framed canvas fine art print (available in three sizes).

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Pigeon House Dublin Bay: once hated, now loved

The proposed demolition of the Poolbeg chimneys (Pigeon House Dublin Bay) has divided opinion.

Sailing on Dublin Bay with the Pigeon House as a backdrop.
Sailing on Dublin Bay with the Pigeon House as a backdrop.

“They have become the iconic backdrop of the city, whether it’s in movies, music videos, photographs, whatever,” he says. “People might have been unsure of them when they were first constructed, but today most seem to have a lot of affection for them because they have come to symbolise Dublin.” – The Irish Independent.

Read the full Independent article here.

Pigeon House Dublin Bay: a brief history

Poolbeg is situated adjacent to the now-decommissioned Pigeon House generating station, where electricity was first generated in 1903 also with the distinction of being the first in the world to generate three phase power. The Pigeon House was previously a military barracks and the officers accommodation building still exists. It was used for power generation until it was decommissioned in 1976, and the Poolbeg plant is still known locally as the Pigeon House.

The modern Poolbeg station was constructed in two separate phases, beginning in the 1960s. The ESB decided to construct the station in 1965 and the initial development was completed in 1971 with the construction of Units 1 and 2 at a cost of 20 million Irish pounds. The original Pigeon House generators remained on standby duty until 1976. Unit 3 was completed in 1978 at a cost of 40 million pounds.

The combined cycle station was constructed in the 1990s. CG14 was commissioned in 1994, CG15 in 1998 and ST16 in 2001.

Read the full Wikipedia article here.

Five companies competing to redevelop Dublin’s Pigeon House site

Five companies submitted expressions of interest for the site, all of which have met the criteria set down by the council. Briefing documents are to be issued to the parties shortly, ahead of a submission of final tenders for the project. The successful bidder will be required to refurbish the protected structures as part of the redevelopment. The council said it could not give any details of the interested parties for commercial reasons.

Read the full Irish Times article here.


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“Pigeon House Dublin Bay” is one of five Coyne paintings currently on display in Toss’d noodles in Dublin’s IFSC:

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