My Sweet Friends – RIP


My Sweet Friends. Rest in Peace.

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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.


My Sweet Friends – RIP

They say trauma hits you when you least expect it! I suffered a loss in my childhood, that I thought I had recovered from.

Growing up in Cork in the 80’s and 90’s were simpler times. You could always rely on a game of ball on the green, McGyver on Thursday nights and the occasional warm embrace of confectionary to give you that jolt of fake energy. I recently walked into my local shop and looked at the carefully stacked sweet counter for my old friends. Wide eyed and feeling nostalgic I frantically searched for my comrades.

Then it hit me. They’re gone! The penny had finally dropped.

Opal Fruits 1960 – 1998

You were the always so positive. You lived life to it’s full and the possibilities seemed endless. We grew up together and shared a lot of good times. Then you started embracing American culture too much and changed your name. I told you it wasn’t a good idea, but you wanted to chase that dragon named fame. You died to me the day you started calling yourself Starburst.

Marathon Bar 1934 – 1990

Named after an endurance event and you were a survivor. You were that constant in my life until you – got notions. I told you that hanging around with Starburst would get you into trouble. I was right and before I knew it you had changed. “What does Snickers even mean?”

Roy of the Rovers 1980 – 1998

Sweet Roy. What happened? You were a regular match winner, legions of adoring fans and then you disappeared. Bowed out at your peak. Never to grace the field of confectionary again.



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



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