As part of a national public libraries initiative, in connection with The Gathering Ireland 2013, Dublin City Public Libraries have developed a series of postcards depicting scenes from the Dublin of the last fifty years with the scenes captured from the same perspective today.
Right: Sample postcard
All of the photographs used are taken from the Dublin City Council Photographic Collection.
These e-postcards are the result of this process. The postcards show familiar Dublin scenes from within our collective living memory with a present day update. It is hoped that these images will resonate with people and trigger memories and conversations among the Diaspora prompting them to return to experience the new re-vitalised Dublin of the twenty-first century.
Please consider sending these e-postcards to Dubliners living abroad, inviting them to return to Dublin in 2013 to be part of The Gathering.
(1) Click on the text 'Send an E-card to your friends' above postcard to present the full option.
(2) Fill in the relevant boxes and send! Note that you can send to multiple email addresses by placing each email address on a separate line as in the following example.