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For the last number of years, I’ve been researching the Pillar and its impact on Dubliners and Dublin life. I’m as interested in the memory of the monument, and the various rows over its replacement, as the Pillar itself. I’m hopeful of doing something with my work in the very near future, but now that it is at the final hurdle, I want to issue an appeal to people for personal images and stories.
In recent years, one of my favourite works on Dublin history has been the Hi Tone produced Where Were You, a history of Dublin street style. I liked it because it put people themselves at the heart of the work. Just like the way old photographs have survived of Dubliners in jackets they now maybe wish they never bought (or in some cases, still haven’t taken off!), I know there are hundreds of photographs across the city of people and the Pillar.
I’d be very grateful to anyone who makes contact with
a) Personal images of themselves/relatives at the monument.
b) Other items of interest, such as chunks of the monument in family ownership, or miscenalious bits and pieces like artwork.
c) Proposed alternatives for the site they themselves put forward at competititon level.
You can contact me via donalfallondublin(at)gmail(dot)com. As ever with Come Here To Me and its related projects, thank you to everyone for your support to date.