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These 18 'Ghost Signs' Beautifully Capture The Spirit Of Dublin Past

By seank

January 24, 2017 at 5:34pm

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You may not have realised it, but Dublin's ghosts are all around us. Well, its ghost signs at least (its actual ghosts are another story entirely).

If you're unfamiliar with the term, a ghost sign is a simply an old-fashioned advertisement that has been preserved on a building for a long time, either out of a sense of nostalgia or simple indifference.

You stroll by these signs every day. They pass overhead. Sometimes you trample on them. You'll find them in various forms, such as mosaics, faded posters, or weather-worn stonework. If you're looking out for them, they're really not that hard to find.

Luckily Dublin Ghost Signs has been cataloguing these historical fragments on Twitter and Instagram to make things a little easier for you. Here are some of our favourite examples from around the city.

The Sick And Indigent Roomkeepers Society


J&G Campbell


Macken


Homemade Bread


Crooke & Co.


The Players Lounge


Royal Exchange Hotel


Exide Batteries


To His Excellency The Lord Lieutenant


Cadbury's ad


HBS


Fanta ad


Nash's


City Of Dublin Steam Packet Company


Alex's


Gas


Twomey's


Horse & Pigeon Feed


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