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      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      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…

      D’olier and Westmoreland – “Fly Aer Lingus” and “Donnelly’s Sausages”

      Manfield Chambers

      Nelson brought to you by Esso

    • #750036
      roskav
      Participant

      Interesting… I wonder what the tall dark building just to the right of what is now Govt Buildings is….?

    • #750037
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      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.

    • #750038
      roskav
      Participant

      Interesting! Hadn’t heard of it before…. you should go on “who wants to be a millionaire”!

    • #750039
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      ahhh the details came from “Lost Dublin”

    • #750040
      GrahamH
      Participant

      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.

      So much for Neon Dublin – great pics, if you’re into that sort of thing 🙂

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