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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.


CIÉ refreshment bar, Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2.

They made a foamy mocha latte to die for.

Dublin city, 1956

One of a selection of noir-esque images from famed photojournalist Peter Bock-Schroeder, now available online.

In 1956, Bock-Schroeder spent several days walking through Dublin and documented the everyday life of the capital.

Ireland By Chance (Peter Bock-Schroeder)


Boycott Foreign press?

in 1954, a British journalist, Honor Tracy, condemned Donerail, County Cork parish priest Canon Maurice O’Connell for spending the then exorbitant amount of £9,000 on his parochial house while there was so much poverty in the village.

Following The Sunday Times’ apology to O’Connell, Tracy sued it and was awarded £3000 in compensation. In response some 3000 of Doneraile’s parishioners marched in the village in support of Canon O’Connell,…

Good times.

Thanks Mark Geary



When circuses were circuses.

Name those jammers, anyone?

A colourised blemish-free look at 1890s Gweedore, County Donegal, the largest Irish-speaking parish in Ireland.

Go hálainn.

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Hitting the clay.

Her tí, her rules.