We popped into the launch of the Dennis Dinneen exhibition in the Douglas Hyde gallery in Trinity College last week to have a peek around.
Dennis Dinneen was a publican from Macroom in Cork who took portraits of his family and the local people in the back room of his pub from the 50s to the 70s. David Moore and Lawrence Dinneen combed through 6,000 negatives to put together the exhibition.
There’s one or two shots of the pub itself, a tiny place that still exists and is owned by the family to this day.
If you’re passing through Trinity or on the way to a pub in the area, it’s worth stopping by for a few minutes to take a look around. It’s an interesting look into the town and shows how much of a social centre the pub was and is in non urban Ireland.
You can find more details on the archives website.
Image reproduced with permission.