Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Fish Monger at Convent Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin [graphic]
Fish Monger at Convent Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
|Main Creator:||Hughes, Omer photographer|
The Dun Laoghaire fishing fleet has steadily declined in the past hundred years through lack of port facilities. The only gesture from the authorities was the erection of a cold store in 1972 on the Coal Harbour Quay. It has fallen into disuse. In the early days, fish was sold directly to the public from the trawlers. The women of the fishing community sold fish from barrows and stalls in the town. This practice led to complaints from established fish shops who prevailed on the Corporation to introduce a licensing system. Now only one or two boats can sell directly to the public. The stall holders have been confined to Convent Road. This is a dying trade since the advent of supermarkets and the consequent availability of a wide selection of fish throughout the year.
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Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 1 ; frame number: 3A
Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
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|OOP_1/3A||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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