Dublin 1964 in Colour


Rarely seen (by us, anyway) images of Dublin taken by renowned photo-journalist Harrison Forman in Dublin, March, 1964.

From the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee archive

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus

30 thoughts on “Dublin 1964 in Colour

    1. Bakerjnr

      The Stag’s Head has the came stone counter. The International bar counter is beveled at the edge…this one is the Stag’s Head I reckon. Looks like The last shot was also taken there. That’s the same barman in both shots I reckon. The windows look right for the Stag’s Head too.

      1. H

        I think the last one is Bruxelles, I worked there in the 80’s and that looks like one of the old Zodiac symbols in the tiles. I’ve never been in The Stag’s Head so I don’t know what that looks like….

  1. I also had my bike stolen

    The photos are screenshots of actual photos you’ve taken on your mac. At best, this is maintaining quality but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there are higher quality versions that you’re seeing yourself and then reducing for our benefit. In this case, they’re at an ok resolution, but they’re often at a massive resolution that displays terribly in Google Reader (RSS). When I tried to click through to The University of Wisconsin archive all I got was those 40′ photos.

    1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      Lighting the gas heater, by the looks of it.

      I thought it was a priest in a church until I saw the lad with the pint.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    These are great. Some of the best shots of Dublin of this era were taken by American visitors.

  3. sinabhfuil

    What shop was there where Burger King is now? (Best view in Dublin, I don’t know why it isn’t a classy restaurant.)

    1. Richard F.

      The Rainbow Cafe you can Just see the name below the Arc which was was a neon sign of the Rainbow.

  4. booyah

    O’Connell Street looked so grand and impressive back then, it sickens me that it’s been overrun with fast food places and Spar shops

    1. Father Filth

      It was tatty back then too.. don’t kid yourself. ‘Arcades’ and dodgy restaurants, which was their version of our Fast Food.

      The Quays never really recovered, accidentally or by design, I’m not sure. I’m always amazed how underused and spartan Ormond Quay\Bachelors Walk areas were.

      These photos compliment these photos nicely: http://www.grangemoregolf.com/year-2009/Killerig_2009/Golf_Photos/Dublin_1961.html

      (I’m quite sure they’ve been on here before, too)

      1. Father Filth

        Replying to my own post..

        There are better quality photos (Dublin and Ireland) at the following University archive.

        Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection


        Charles Weever Cushman, amateur photographer and Indiana University alumnus, bequeathed approximately 14,500 Kodachrome color slides to his alma mater. The photographs in this collection bridge a thirty-two year span from 1938 to 1969, during which time he extensively documented the United States as well as other countries.

        Some seriously lovely slides of American photos too, just everyday happenings.

  5. stev

    Watney’s red barrel on the bar in the fifth picture. Wasn’t aware any pubs in Ireland sold that here at any stage. Interesting picture.

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