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Public transport has a long history in Dun Laoghaire with one of the first commuter train services in the world and this motorised omnibus taking passengers from Dun Laoghaire to Bray.
Poets Patrick Kavanagh and Anthony Cronin at the church in Monkstown with the carriage in which they'd been proceeding about Dublin in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist in Ulysses - 50 years after Bloom traversed the city in James Joyce's novel. Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Date: Wednesday, 16 June 1954 NLI Ref.: WIL pk12
Probably one of the earliest aerial photos of Dun Laoghaire or Kingstown as it was then. Taken on April 28th,1918. This was a reconnaissance stereoview taken by the R.A.F., which had only been formed on April 1st, 1918.
HMS Ajax - guardship at Kingstown 1858-61. In Feb 1861, there was an exceptional storm on the East coast. Captain Boyd of HMS AJAX and 14 crew were drowned while attempting to rescue the crew of a ship which had gone aground on the back of the East pier. They were swept off the pier by a huge wave. Among others swept into the water was John Skipton Mulvany, Architect of many buildings in Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire), but he was saved. The Boyd monument on the East Pier marks the spot.
Irish Art Travel Poster, Dun Laoghaire Kingston, County Wicklow, Ireland, by Norman Wilkinson
Travel poster was painted by Norman Wilkinson. It shows the Harbour and Steampacket boat operating from Kingston Dun Laoghaire and Holyhead, Ireland and England. I believe the age of the original travel poster is dated to before 1922 because it shows the british insignia on it. This is truly an outstanding quality poster. It is printed on Fuji crystal archive photographic paper and is by no means a flimsy poster. Please select your size from the drop down menu. Any poster size of 70x100cm…
xaw019298 IRELAND (1948). Albright and Wilson (Ireland) Ltd, Ibex Works, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland, 1948. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing North.
Part of the Aerofilms collection found on the Britain from Above site.