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Digital Collections

These images are primarily taken from the Dublin City Council Photographic Collection. This collection consists of photographs taken by Dublin Corporation/Dublin City Council staff and dates from the 1950s onwards. It is a unique visual record of the history of Dublin and Dubliners. Included are galleries on Dublin buildings such as pubs, churches and shops, and historic events associated with the city including the 1974 Bombings. New galleries are created on a regular basis. | Copyright Notice.

014 Parks Herbert Park

014 Parks Herbert Park

Herbert Park 1980s

Situated in the leafy suburb of Ballsbridge, this park was named after Sidney Herbert, Lord Pembroke, 1809-61. It was the site of the 1907 Trade Exhibition, when the pergola and lake were constructed, and a waterchute was one of the highlights of the display. Now it is better known for its boules players. See more on the International Exhibition.

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. Read more »

013 Parks Bushy Park

013 Parks Bushy Park

Bushy Park Skateboard Rink

Dublin City’s first public skatepark was opened in 2006 in Bushy Park.

Bushy Park extends to 20.5 hectares, much of it along the Dodder River. The site was originally the grounds of the 18th century “Bushe’s house,” which became the home of the wealthy Shaw family. In 1951 the house was sold to Dublin City Council by the Shaw family. The Council developed a public park from its lands.

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. Read more »

012 Parks Bram Stoker

012 Parks Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker Park

Bram Stoker Park lies just across from where the author of Dracula was born, at 15 Marino Crescent. It is a small park with a private, even secretive feel to it, though it is unlikely to host the activities shown above on a regular basis.

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.

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011 Parks Blessington Street

011 Parks Blessington Street

Blessington Street Basin

The original “Basin” was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century to create a reservoir for water in the north city. Later, it was used to supply water to the Jameson and Power's distilleries and this continued until the 1970s. The Basin was refurbished in the 1990s and now provides a green haven in the north city.

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.

Read more about Dublin's Parks | View Image Gallery

010 Parks Mystery Park

010 Parks Mystery Park

Mystery Park 1988

We had this park listed as Blessington Street Basin, but have been told it cannot be this location. Can anyone shed any light on where it might be?

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.

Read more about Dublin's Parks | View Image Gallery

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