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Emma Clarke | Dublin Ghost SignsHave you ever walked down a street in Dublin and noticed that a shop had disappeared seemingly overnight and another one opened up in its place?

Emma Clarke has been photographing old signs & tracking Dublin’s changing streetscapes for almost as long as she has been living in Dublin (she moved there from Cork, via Spain, in 2008).

She started dublinghostsigns.com in 2013.


fountainstores_bwTypically, Ghost Signs are the remains of advertising signs which were hand-painted into the brickwork of buildings.

This website features a number of Dublin’s traditional hand-painted signs, and it also features signs for businesses which no longer operate.  Find all the traditional ghost signs at this link, or just browse the site to see a part of Dublin’s history through its signs.

If you know of any ghost signs which you think should be included here, please email dublinghostsigns [at] gmail [dot] com or via the contact page.