Dublin, Custom House 1897

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Caption for Dublin, The Custom House 1897: One of Dublin's most famous buildings is the Custom House. It was designed by Gandon and built between 1781-1791. It is situated on the north bank of the Liffey to the east of O'Connell Street, and was heavily damaged in the civil war, although restored a few years later. The railway line to Connolly station is visible just behind.

An extract from Ireland Photographic Memories.

Memories of Dublin


This is now famously the most exclusive shopping street in Dublin & Ireland too. The 7th most expensive rental prices in Europe with some retail outlets actually beating the world records making them more expensive than Paris or New York! This is the most popular place for Buskers from all over the world to display or perform their acts.

Nice place. I went there in 1989.

For a 9 year old boy from Edinburgh the travel arrangements for our family holiday to Dublin in 1958 were quite an adventure. Embarkation on the steamer at the Broomielaw in Glasgow and our billet turned out to be in the hold along with up to a 100 or so others. In view of this the tension between my parents on (...Read full memory)

Happy holidays spent in Tram Terrace, Dalkey with the Ryan family 1946-1968. Saving for home and marriage interrupted travel but our holidays resumed in 1970 and we still try to get over every year. Dalkey has changed but thanks to the childhood friends I still have in Dalkey, Sallynoggin and Ballybrack there are still (...Read full memory)

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