Sharing is caring, and I’m very grateful to the Irish Election Literature Blog for sending these fantastic scans our way, thinking they could be of interest. We frequently dip into guide books to Dublin on the site here, and while in some cases it’s the observations about the city which are worth posting, in other cases the advertisements are what grab you attention.
Before looking at some of the advertisements within this guidebook, its restaurant listings are also interesting. How many of these are still with us? The Troika certainly isn’t something we’d associated with fine dining anymore!
Among the advertisements, The Pearl on Fleet Street grabbed my attention. The Pearl was once popular with the writers of Dublin, and I’ve heard it said there was a sort of fight of the literature types at one stage from that establishment to The Palace, also located on Fleet Street!
Jonathan’s of Grafton Street features, described as a “new experience in eating out”, and boasting a ‘Discotheque’ below its restaurant.
An unsurprising edition to the advertisements is Switzers, a major department store of the day on Grafton Street.
A pre-Diageo Guinness features too, inviting tourists to tour their brewery, from Monday to Friday’s. Kids weren’t welcome in those days, it’s incredible that today this has risen to the rank of Dublin’s most popular tourist attraction.