ACHES is an Irish graffiti writer and muralist hailing from Dublin who has been creating art since the age of 15. ACHES has been painting a diverse range of work across Ireland and beyond in such countries as Denmark, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, USA, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland and England.

A master of colour and perspective known for his trippy murals, ACHES’s most popular work includes his mural of Savita Halappanavar and his ‘glitch’ RGB pieces.

ACHES working on his tribute mural to Dolores O’ Riordan, November 2019
Dolores O’ Riordan, ACHES, 2019

As part of Draw Out’s 2019 urban regeneration project, ACHES took on the Castle Street site where the highly publicised Eye Scream mural once sat. ACHES delivered a mural of Dolores O’ Riordan, a Limerick woman revered for her contributions to the arts, it was a fitting and emotional tribute to her memory. The mural was unveiled, purely coincidentally, on the same day as The Cranberries were nominated for a Grammy award for their final album, something that was greatly appreciated by his family and fans.

The decision was made regarding the site location based on the fact that the Medieval Quarter of Limerick was due something exciting and new to create a positive talking point. ACHES delivered with his stunning rendition of a young Dolores, reimagining the site as a memorial and tribute to her legacy.

ACHES piece from Waterford Walls
mural of Savita Halappanavar
Video lapse of ACHES at work, November 2019- Video by Wally Cassidy