Have 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.
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.