Dublin’s Working Prams: A photographic Portrait of Dublin Street Traders. Book by Susan Weir.

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The best-selling book – Dublin’s Working Prams: A Photographic Portrait of Dublin Street Traders – has over 100 pages of colour and black and white photographs and interviews with street traders. It contains photographs from the archives of landmark trading settings like Moore Street and O’Connell Street in Dublin from the 1950s onwards, as well as dozens of more modern images taken by the author.

It provides a lovely visual and nostalgic tour of Dublin city and some of its most colourful characters with their vintage prams full of fruit, chocolates, and flowers.  In fact, these perambulating stalls provide all manner of goods – shamrock for St Patricks Day, hats for sporting occasions, Valentines cards, Easter eggs – goodies of all kinds!

The book traces the history of street trading history from Molly Malone to modern times, and was written, photographed, and printed in Ireland!

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Christmas is coming. Why not buy someone a book that will take them on a trip down memory lane? This coffee-table book is an ideal gift for yourself, for the Dubliner in your life, or for those that are far away from home. Anyone who remembers the Dublin of yore, or who is interested in the social history of Ireland’s capital city, will love this book.

If wished, the book can be signed and dedicated to the recipient by the author to make a lovely personalised gift. Just add a note in the box provided when purchasing. There is one postage rate for multiple copies of the book. If more than one copy is ordered, the excess postage will be refunded.

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Specification: Dublin’s Working Prams: A photographic Portrait of Dublin Street Traders. Book by Susan Weir.

Weight 570 g

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  1. Éamon Ó Murchú

    Éamon Ó Murchú

    Dublin’s Working Prams

    Many months have elapsed since I first met Paul Preston, a trader in Dublin City Centre. Since then I have made it a habit, whenever in the city centre, to stop at Paul’s stall and have a chat with him. His is an extraordinary story – a story of trial, challenge and redemption.

    Central to his story is his mother, Ellen, who throughout Paul’s lifetime gave him such support and unconditional love. Paul recently told me that his mother figured prominently in a book about Dublin, and I asked him if he would be kind enough to lend it to me. He did so, and a quick perusal through the book “Dublin’s Working Prams” by Susan Weir convinced me that this is truly a momentous and important publication, recording in picture and story the graphic and magical story of the Dublin street traders and their prams. Here you will learn about old Dublin, Moore Street and its environs, and the extraordinary women who daily plied their trade there. First published in 2012, I immediately set about getting my own copy, and was delighted to be able to do so on the excellent website “www.shopinireland.ie”.

    The story and accompanying photographs, compiled by Susan Weir, enthrall and inform in equal measure, regaling us about Dublin “in the rare old times”, capturing the Dublin of the time and its prams and their owners in a truly wonderful way. In this book Susan proves that she possesses the most important piece of a photographer’s equipment – a keen eye! She also has a perceptive listening ear, and so Susan the astute photographer and magical story teller has succeeded in capturing between the book’s covers precious memories that recreate a pride in her native Dublin and the women that she took to her heart and celebrated with colour, style and panache.

    Get this book now on http://www.shopinireland.ie; read it; enjoy it and share it. It is a book to be treasured, a reminder of great people in a great city at a great time.

    Éamon Ó Murchú
    24/10/2021

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  2. Heather Sherry

    Stunning Imagery

    Heather Sherry (verified owner)

    So excited to share this beautiful book with my Dad who often tells stories reminiscent of these exact scenes – beautiful book.

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