Parnell Street, The Seven Stars, 47 Parnell Street
While Parnell Street had undergone decline in the 20th century, there was, in 1968, still a strong community spirit in the north inner city. The Street Directories of the time list almost every building housing some form of small business, from tobaccionists to butchers. Prior to his execution after the Rising of 1916, Tom Clarke ran a tobaccionist shop in Parnell Street, just at the corner where it joins O’Connell Street, no doubt a source of cigars for many celebrating events in the Rotunda.
This photo is from the Dublin City Photographic Collection. This unique collection is an educational resource and provides a basis for original research on the history of Dublin in the second half of the twentieth century.