Collection by Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy
Fadó Fadó: Irish Memory: Old Dublin Photographs (1946) - selling fruit and veg on O'Connell Street

Old Dublin Photographs (1946)

O'Connell Street, Dublin, 1946. Note the intact Nelson's Pillar. Local historian and collector, Ken Finlay, has pointed out to me that this image illustrates the impact that wartime rationing, in this case of petrol, had on Ireland. The array of bicycles pictured reflects the reliance people had on them when they could no longer source petrol for private vehicles and indeed public transport. While this photo was taken post-war, rationing in Ireland did not end until 1951. This page has more…

Killiney beach suffers

Killiney beach suffers