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Kevin C.Kearns

Dublin Street Life and Lore – An Oral History of Dublin’s Streets and their Inhabitants

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
Lamplighters
Dockers
Postmen
Chimney Sweep
Signwriter
Pawnbroker
Fortune Teller
Dealers, Spielers, Vendors and Collectors
Market and Street Dealers
Spieler
Newspaper Vendors
Scrap Collectors
Transport and Vehicles Men
Jarveys
Tram Drivers
Pioneer Cabbie
Bicycle and Car Parkers
Busman
Animal Dealers, Drovers and Fanciers
Drovers
Horse Dealers
Pig Raiser
Bird Market Men
Pigeon Fanciers
Entertainers and Performers
Buskers
Pavement Artists
Mimes and Clowns
Bardic Street Poets
349 printed pages
Original publication
1997
Publisher
Gill Books

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