28 Historic Pictures Showing Life in Dublin, Ireland During the 19th Century

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster on Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey.

Dublin is one of the top thirty cities in the world, and is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.

Take a trip back to this beautiful city through amazing vintage photos taken from between the 1860s to 1890s.

Doulagh’s Church on the Malahide Road, Dublin, ca. 1860s
Horse-drawn omnibus, Westmoreland Street, Dublin, 1863-66
Gentlemen at the Black Church Hotel in Kildare, 1868
Two gentlemen admire the statue of Edmund Burke outside Trinity College Dublin, 1868-70
Main Street in Blackrock, 1870s
People at Salthill Railway station, Monkstown, 1870s
Smith O’Brien Statue, Dublin, 1871
Stephen’s Green, Dublin, 1873-78
The sailing ship Adolphine moored at the Custom House in Dublin, with a swivel bridge in the foreground, 1880s
Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, 1880s
O’Connell Monument under construction, 1880-82
The O’Connell Monument in 1889-92
A murky day on Patrick Street in the Liberties of Dublin, 1898
A woman passing a newsagents on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street), Dublin, 1897
Alexandria School’s in 1890
Cross at Blackrock, 1890s
Horse trams at corner of Bachelor’s Walk and O’Connell Bridge, 1890s
Irish Jaunting car in Dublin, 1890s
Man with umbrella standing at the junction of Nassau Street, Grafton Street and Suffolk Street, 1896
Men in front of ornate door, Trinity College, Dublin, 1890s
O’Connell Bridge and Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street), Dublin, 1890
On a Dublin street in 1898
Penny farthing at St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, 1890
Sackville Street in Dublin, 1890s
South City Market, George’s Street, Dublin, 1890s
South Great George’s Street Market, Dublin City, Co. Dublin, 1895
The National Library of Ireland building on Kildare Street, Dublin, 1895
Two women walking past jewellers on Grafton Street, 1897

(Photos from National Library of Ireland)

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