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Dublin Street Life and Lore – An Oral History of Dublin’s Streets and their Inhabitants - The Recollections of Dublin’s Tram Drivers Lamplighters and Street Dealers - cover

Dublin Street Life and Lore – An Oral History of Dublin’s Streets and their Inhabitants - The Recollections of Dublin’s Tram Drivers Lamplighters and Street Dealers

Kevin C. Kearns

Publisher: Gill Books

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Summary

The first half of this century was the heyday of Dublin’s vibrant and bustling traditional street life. Now in Dublin’s Street Life and Lore, through the vivid oral histories of the participants themselves, Professor Kevin Kearns chronicles this rich street life and lore for future generations. 
 
The fascinating and often poignant verbal testimonies of Dublin’s last surviving tram drivers, lamplighters, market traders, street dealers, spielers, buskers, local characters and others of their vanishing breed, comprise a wholly original and captivating personal historical record of Dublin’s long renowned street life, told in Professor Kearns’s uniquely engaging and informative style.Dublin Street Life and Lore: Table of ContentsIntroduction 
 
Dublin Street Life and Oral Urbanlore 
Historical Perspectives on Dublin Street Types 
Street Figures of Yesteryear 
Lamplighters 
Dockers 
Postmen 
Chimney Sweep 
Signwriter 
Pawnbroker 
Fortune Teller 
Dealers, Spielers, Vendors and Collectors 
Market and Street Dealers 
Spieler 
Newspaper Vendors 
Scrap Collectors 
Transport and Vehicles Men 
Jarveys 
Tram Drivers 
Pioneer Cabbie 
Bicycle and Car Parkers 
Busman 
Animal Dealers, Drovers and Fanciers 
Drovers 
Horse Dealers 
Pig Raiser 
Bird Market Men 
Pigeon Fanciers 
Entertainers and Performers 
Buskers 
Pavement Artists 
Mimes and Clowns 
Bardic Street Poets

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