old neon in dublin

old neon in dublin

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:05 pm

found a copy of a book aimed at tourists published in 1960 but I reckon the photos are late 1950s

anyway these shots grabbed my eye - all the neon and signage...



Eden Quay - the Corinthian and the Astor is all their glory and some Players Please...

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D'olier and Westmoreland - "Fly Aer Lingus" and "Donnelly's Sausages"

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Manfield Chambers

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Re: old neon in dublin

Postby roskav » Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:34 pm

Interesting... I wonder what the tall dark building just to the right of what is now Govt Buildings is....?
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Re: old neon in dublin

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:44 pm

it served as a smoke stack between1915 and 1972 for Government Buildings.. It was built as a campanile on the university buildings of Earlsfort Terrace in the 1880s. It was dismantled and re-erected at Kildare Place by RM Butler in 1915. When it was on Earlsfort Terrace, it had a clock dial and bell originally from the GPO.

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Re: old neon in dublin

Postby roskav » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:56 pm

Interesting! Hadn't heard of it before.... you should go on "who wants to be a millionaire"!
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Re: old neon in dublin

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:40 pm

ahhh the details came from "Lost Dublin"
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Re: old neon in dublin

Postby GrahamH » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:38 am

It was removed for security reasons wasn't it - overlooking Govt Bldgs...
The clunky chimney pot thingey wasn't on it originally suffice to say!

On a related issue, does anyone know what this yoke is or when it dates from, to the rear of the NCH?
Kept meaning to post it for months.

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So much for Neon Dublin - great pics, if you're into that sort of thing :)
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