Walking by College Green last week and noticing the road works underway for the new Luas, prompted me to dig out again my 1976 copy of Hands Off Dublin by Deirdre Kelly and in particular the photo of the Trinity College railings.
Hands Off Dublin outlined in photos and text the future that lay ahead of Dublin unless there was ” a total reappraisal of the city’s planning policies”. The photos showed areas which were under threat from then road widening proposals. You can see our earlier post on the book here.
The author, Deirdre Kelly, was a founder member of the Living City Group, formed in 1970, to prevent the breaking up of city communities. All photos are by Pat Langan who was a press photographer in the Irish Times for 35 years.
An 80 page hardback book with loads more photos it was published in 1976 by O’Brien Press.
All photos scanned by Brand New Retro.