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…
21 brilliant pictures of Dublin in the rare old times
From Guinness barges going up the Liffey to German bombs falling on the city during World War II, Dublin really has seen it all over the years
Henry Street Dublin 1960s - always busy and bustling with shoppers. Woolworths on left much loved for Christmas shopping. In the foreground one of the women is about to carry home a parriffin heater. The little boy is carrying a set of pram wheels and will probably use them to make a trolley with twine steering for whizzing down hills. !
Nelson's Pillar (1963) And What's To Be Done With History?
(The Pillar, 1963, Dublin Corporation) This beautifully composed photograph of Nelson's Pillar appeared in the Official Guide To Dubli...
A young nun walking Holy Communion girls past no. 3, Halston Street, Dublin on the feast of Corpus Christi. Interesting juxtaposition with the older mini-skirted local girls. The baskets were usually filled with flower petals for the girls to scatter along the way... Thanks to Phyllis Stice over on our Facebook for allowing us to get to the exact date of 5 June 1969, from the unsatisfactory "sometime in 1969"! Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Date: 5 June 1969 NLI Ref.: WIL 45
Petal – Olde Punk
the scent of the dogwood petals drifting to soft bed their crimson reminders stark on white I remember the sound as my town lies dying the fall out of midnight as Mr. Sunshine banks and curves, He&…