updated 31 October 2017
This sign for The Dublin Clock Co. on Arran Quay was Dublin’s most elusive old sign for a number of months. Since Cllr Ciaran Cuffe’s tweet in mid-June (see below), it was uncovered and re-covered twice more.
Last weekend, I got a few tweets & Instagram messages to say that the sign was visible again, so I made my way to Arran Quay, only to find a van parked in front of the shop. I waited a while, but there was no sign of the van moving.
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Finally though, I managed to pass when there was an unobstructed view of the shopfront.
I’m looking forward to seeing what becomes of this wonderful old shopfront.
original post 14 June 2017
There’s been some activity in 5 Arran Quay in recent days and an amazing old shopfront for The Dublin Clock Co. was uncovered during the work. Councillor Ciarán Cuffe managed to snap this photo as he passed by yesterday (13 June) & tweeted it.
When I got there this morning, there was barely a trace of the old sign visible. All that I could see were the ‘WATCHES’ & ‘CLOCKS REPAIRED’ panels on either side. It just goes to show how ephemeral these old signs are – they can appear and disappear in a matter of hours.