post-title Front Door Portraits- An online exhibition showing shuttered pubs and the owners behind them.

Front Door Portraits- An online exhibition showing shuttered pubs and the owners behind them.

Front Door Portraits- An online exhibition showing shuttered pubs and the owners behind them.

Front Door Portraits- An online exhibition showing shuttered pubs and the owners behind them.

Jules Furlong, a Dublin photographer and owner of Wild Soul Photography and Jules M Photography came up with an idea during lockdown to profile some of Dublin’s best known pubs with their owners standing outside to raise funds for Focus Ireland.

Jules has set out over the last few months to create an online exhibition for now and the future that shows the people behind our once (and hopefully soon to be again) bustling pubs. They lay dormant at the moment, but they’re ready to spring back into action. It’s probably never been a better time to undertake a project like this, taking advantage of the availability of publicans at the moment.

Jules’ project is of interest to us in the present, but it may also prove to be an interesting look back on the period in years to come. The project is still ongoing and Jules is looking for more publicans willing to have a photo taken outside their pubs.

Paul and Eoghan Mangan outside Devitts pub on Camden Street, which has brought some colour to the street in the form of Niall O’Loughlin’s murals on the boards over windows.

Ronan Lynch is the 4th generation of Lynch’s to own and operate The Swan on Aungier Street.

Through the project Jules is hoping to raise some funds for Focus Ireland. Having blown past the original €200 target, the fund is now past €600. You can donate via this link.

You can find the full collection on Wild Soul Photography on Instagram and on Facebook.