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24-11-2009, 14:27   #1
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'Ghost signs'

I've recently become interested in the various 'ghost signs' dotted around the city.

Basically a 'ghost sign' is an old advertisement sign for a business long since gone - typically they're painted onto old brickwork.

I don't have any photos yet, but would love to start putting some together.

I'd appricate hearing of any locations around the city where I could find them.

When we get a few together we could either make a new thread on 'em (this one maybe?) or merge them in the historic photos thread.

Anyone?.
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one on a building on Parnell Street, you see it as you walk down Nth Great George's Street. I think it's above the post office now, it's for a shoe and boot company.

A couple of brick ones along Pearse Street too if memory serves. And Nassau Street near Lincoln Gate.
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one on a building on Parnell Street, you see it as you walk down Nth Great George's Street. I think it's above the post office now, it's for a shoe and boot company.

A couple of brick ones along Pearse Street too if memory serves. And Nassau Street near Lincoln Gate.

Thanks, if we get enough I can re-name this thread and continue it from here as I think when people see them it'll generate a lot of interest.

If anyone wants to add photos they don't need to be artistic or of a high photographic standard, mobile phone photos would be good enough for ghost signs I guess.
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i'll be down parnell street before the end of the week, I'll bring the camera.
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I know a few around the city. I'll try take some pictures on my travels.
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There's one on the side of the Headline on Leonards Corner so sme old butchers which is long since gone, have a picture somewhere, if I find it I'll pop it up here.
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Yes, in Ballybough as you walk down the canal bridge towards Fairview there is a road. It's Sackville something,

If you walk on that road you come to Croke Park Villas, those flats were my shortcut home every day.

The wall has a sign for some old coal merchant, I'll be back with pics tomorrow. It's painted onto the bricks
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Paddy Whelan's old prams/bicycles shop on Cork Street is pretty cool looking, I just noticed it last week coming back from Lidl.

(photo nabbed from http://www.archiseek.com/content/arc...hp/t-4795.html)

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At the back of Jervis st, along the Luas line, across the road from the entrance to the Epicurean Food Hall there is old hand painted letters on the brick.

"Independent newspapers ltd"

just at shoulder height. If you need a tripod or a hand, give me a pm, I used to work as a photographer. Some of the signs might be best photographed at dusk or dawn with a long exposure from across the street with a long lens and a low depth of field.
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24-11-2009, 15:44   #11
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Up near the Black Church there's a sign for a hotel on one of the gables.
Along Talbot St., many of the original buildings have ghost signs on their upper floors.
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24-11-2009, 16:05   #12
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The chemist one on the junction of Fairview Strand and Annesley Bridge Rd.

Iirc spurious mentioned it recently on another thread.
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you have "pure chemicals" and "nuzum bros" on a building on Pearse street. And you have "Finns hotel" just up the road from it on the side of kennedys on westland row(?)
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There's a great one in Arbour Hill. Global Travel or something similar it's called. I'll check this evening and report back but won't be able to provide pictures I'm afraid.
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Bolands Flour Mills at Grand Canal & The Irish Yeast co on Pearse St



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