Tag Archives: Dublin

Con Kennedy tweetz:

This photo is from the collection of the Irish Society of Antiquarians and was used to document tenement life in Dublin a century ago. This particular photo taken in 1911 is often used in books and documentaries on Dublin life of the time. The photo is of a Tenement in Chancery Lane, AKA Little Italy.

My Great-Great-Grandfather is in the centre by the door. He was a German immigrant, a Jew who married an Italian Roman Catholic in Cork and settled in Dublin. He was a barrel organ grinder who befriended the Ganter Brothers – I have a clock they made for him. I suspect the woman beside him is my Great-Great-Grandmother with my infant Great grandmother in her arms who died when I was 7. The photo depicts all the families who lived in the one tenement. I thought I’d add false colour to the photo.

Ye Olde Dublin

Ruadhain writes:

Saw you had a post last week about the dangerous sounding place names [Cutt Throat and Murdering Lane, etc] that featured on Rocque’s Map of Dublin. This may interest readers – Harvard has the map entirely on-line and in splendid detail….

Peruse at your leisure here.

Last week: Gadzooks!

This afternoon.

Dublin city centre.

Ahead of Level 3 restrictions expected to be announced by the government this afternoon.


RTÉ News understands that the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 has agreed to adopt all of the National Public Health Emergency Team’s recommendations – including a move to Level 3 for Dublin and a ban on indoor dining for the capital…

Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 approves NPHET recommendations (RTÉ)


Stop that.

Dublin, Summer 1974.

Rarely seen images of Dublin life from noted American street photographer William Gedney.

Gedney spent a week in Ireland in July 1974 on a stopover to London calling on from top: The Forty Foot, Sandycove, County Dublin; Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2; Sandymount Strand, Dublin 4; Leonard’s Corner, South Circular Road, Dublin 8; Caledon Road, East Wall, Dublin 3; near the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin 2.

William Gedney photographs and papers (Duke University)

Save single-pipe Poolbeg.