The first half of this century was the heyday of Dublin’s vibrant and bustling traditional street life. Now in Dublin’s Street Life and Lore, through the vivid oral histories of the participants themselves, Professor Kevin Kearns chronicles this rich street life and lore for future generations.
The fascinating and often poignant verbal testimonies of Dublin’s last surviving tram drivers, lamplighters, market traders, street dealers, spielers, buskers, local characters and others of their vanishing breed, comprise a wholly original and captivating personal historical record of Dublin’s long renowned street life, told in Professor Kearns’s uniquely engaging and informative style.
Dublin Street Life and Lore: Table of ContentsIntroduction
Dublin Street Life and Oral Urbanlore
Historical Perspectives on Dublin Street Types
Street Figures of Yesteryear
Dealers, Spielers, Vendors and Collectors
Market and Street Dealers
Transport and Vehicles Men
Bicycle and Car Parkers
Animal Dealers, Drovers and Fanciers
Bird Market Men
Entertainers and Performers
Mimes and Clowns
Bardic Street Poets