In Dublin's fair city

Collection by Aoife Mac Manamon

Aoife Mac Manamon


Some boys having a fine time inspecting proceedings as a barge makes its way through a lock on the Grand Canal at Portobello, Dublin. This was a C.I.E. barge, serial no. 37.M Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Date: Summer 1959 NLI Ref.: WIL j11[59]

Ma, They Didn’t Have Starbucks

A follow up to yesterday’s flare-flapping Kodachromed stroll through the 1970s Dublin in the 1980s in color. Bad coffee. Good times. From top: Baggot Street, Henry Street; Moore Street, Rathm…

Busiest boy in Dublin has been identified

Love this photo for its glimpse of an old, old thoroughfare in Dublin - Merchant's Arch - its shopkeepers, customers, wares and passersby. But it is the little boy who draws the eye. If ever there was a child on a mission, it's surely him! And he's been identified over a year after we first shared this photo. Meet Colm Irwin, identified by his grown up self. Apparently it was a toy gun he was carrying. Colm aka Ci0406 said: "Cheers my name is Colm Irwin and I was about 3. It was strange how…

1875 – The Coffee Palace, Townsend Street, Dublin

Architect: Frederick Morley The Coffee Palace was run by the Dublin Total Abstinence Society. It included hotel accommodation, coffee booths, and a ‘temperance hall with room for 500 people’. The b…

Local History (@FMLocalHistory) on Twitter

The latest Tweets from Local History (@FMLocalHistory). Local History - Fairview, Marino and Adjoining Areas. Find on Facebook

1747 – Leinster House Gateway, Dublin

Architect: Richard Cassels Former gateway to Leinster House which terminated the vista of Molesworth Street from Dawson Street. Demolished with the development of the National Museum and Library ad…

St. Stephen's Green Dublin 1960s

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1889 – Atkinsons, No.31 College Green, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Constructed in 1888-89 for poplin manufacturer Richard Atkinson & Co, as a showroom and offices. Demolished in the 1970’s to make way for an extension to the a…

1923 – No. 33-34 Westmoreland St., Dublin

Architect: John Henry Lyons Formerly Hyam’s Building. Hyam’s were a mens outfitters / tailors who also had a store in Edinburgh which went into bankruptcy in 1934. Destroyed when the Ed…

History In Pictures on Twitter

“A mother and two children on a rainswept Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin, 1956.”

Old DublinTown. com on Twitter

“Waverley Ambulance-Rolls Royce Private Ambulance Aer Lingus Vickers Viscount & Douglas DC 3 @DublinAirport @AerLingus”

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“John's Lane, Dublin. 1955. Photo: Hugh Duran.”

Cinema building and the Strongest Woman in the World – Irish Architectural Archive

The Irish Architectural Archive is a charitable company which was established in 1976 to collect and preserve the records of Ireland's architectural heritage and make those records available to those

DART test train, Howth © Albert Bridge

The electrified DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) opened to passengers in July 1984. By May 1983 work was sufficiently advanced to allow the overhead line to be energised for the running of test trains. A two-car set (8301 and... more