Dracula was born in Clontarf


Dracula was born in Clontarf

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Size: A3 (297mm x 420mm) & A4 (210mm x 297mm. All prints are digitally printed to 179gsm matte paper. The frame is shown for illustration purposes only.


Dracula was born in Clontarf

Dracula was a ‘Northsider’! Well at least his creator was a Clontarf Native named Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker. The general belief is that Stoker’s Dracula was based on Prince Vlad III of Wallachia who lived from 1431 to 1476 in Romania. A national hero in this country, Vlad had a penchant for impaling his enemies giving light to his nickname Vlad the Impaler. However, there is also a theory that Stoker was more influenced by Irish folklore and his Sligo born mother’s tales of the undead.

Another interesting theory is linked to Stoker’s unknown childhood illness. it was quite common at the time in Ireland of the 1840s to bleed a sickly patient, and it is likely young Bram was bled as an attempt to cure his ailment. So, the story goes, with Stoker’s vivid writer’s imagination he recycled these memories of being bled into a story about vampires.

The inspiration for Stoker’s Dracula remains a mystery today, but as with his masterpiece its best not to let the truth get in the way of a good story. 😜




A3 (297mm x 420mm), A4 (210mm x 297mm)


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