Dublin Pubs

Printer-friendly version

Brazen Head“Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub”
      James Joyce, Ulysses

This gallery consists of images of Public Houses from the Dublin City Photographic Collection. Some of these pubs are still open for business but most have vanished from our streets. It is hoped that these images will serve as ‘memory triggers’ for those Dubliners who frequented them, passed them by, or avoided them.

Further Resources

In addition to these photographs, Dublin City Public Libraries also include further sources on the social and cultural history of Dublin, some of which are available online and some through the Dublin City Public Libraries network.

The Reading Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street holds a wealth of material on the history of Dublin, including books, pamphlets, journals, street directories, and almanacs.

The following online resources can be accessed free of charge at your local library (access links via our NetVibes portal). Ask library staff for information and assistance.

  • Libraries and Archives Digital Repository: Digital records relating to Dublin, including photographs, postcards, letters, maps and ephemeral material. Highlights of the collection include the Fáilte Ireland Photographic Collection, Wide Street Commission Map Collection (1757-1851), the Irish Theatre Archive and the Birth of the Republic Collection, which comprises material from the period of the foundation of the Irish state.
  • Irish Times Digital Archive: This online archive service gives access to contemporary editions of the Irish Times from the mid-nineteenth century until the present.
  • Irish Newspaper Archive: This online archive service gives access to contemporary editions of the Irish Independent and a range of other newspapers.
  • The Ireland-JSTOR Collection: This online archive of academic articles can also be accessed free of charge at your local library.

For further reading, consult the Library Catalogue.

Optional Tags: 


I was reminiscing and wondered if anyone remembers the name of the pub that was in lower sean Mcdermott street in 1973/74? I remember my grandad used to go for a pint whenever he came to visit us while we lived there. I also remember the day of the bombings in 1974 and I remember the windows of the pub were blown out on to the street and myself and a few other children who were playing in the vicinity of the pub on that horrible day were hurt by flying glass particles. I would be really grateful if anyone could remember the name of the pub and let me know!

It had been Bradys pub then around 1974 one of the Lowry family took it over and it was then the Diamond bar
Here is a link to photos here on this site

Can anyone remember the name of a pub in Parliament St. , across the road from the Red Hackle. There was a tailoring shop beside it.

The name of the pub was Brennan Brothers
The tailor shop next door was Lord's Tailoring

Add new comment