Monday, March 9, 2015

"Trashy" Heraldry

In a Facebook post last week, Stan Zamyatin shared Heraldry Ireland : Araltas Éireann's photo to the group International Heraldry Society, with the comment “The arms of Bizerte, Tunisia - nice to see the arms on display in a country of little heraldry, even if it is on a rubbish bin.”

I have to agree completely with the first part of his comment, but, frankly, the placement of heraldry on trash bins (and manhole covers, for that matter) has a history in Ireland at the very least, as the following photographs from Dublin with the arms of city will demonstrate:

And here's a flower planter from Kilkenny, which at least raises the bar from trash bins a little:

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