A very tight looking scene on Lower O’Connell Street with vans parked along the kerb, the buildings on the other side, with men working on the front of one. What strikes me about this is that the people avoided the men on the ladders but today I am afraid that those walking along using their phones would be liable to take them down! Different times!
+++ UPDATE +++
Great to get a very exact date for this one (thanks Niall McAuley) from What's Ons
in newspapers of the time. We've narrowed down to around 4 December 1971, from a twenty year span of 1960 to 1980. So that was a very good day's work!
Original Researcher: Valerie Houlden
Collection: Dublin Corporation Photographic Collection
Around 4 December 1971
NLI Ref: NPA DCC 124
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