Bargain Town: Shops and Shopping in Dublin
This gallery consists of images of shops, stalls, and markets from the Dublin City Council Photographic Collection. A few of these are still open for business but most have closed their doors. It is hoped that these images will serve as memory triggers for any Dubliner who was ever ‘sent out for the messages’.
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-based portal on library computers). 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.