A Twitter account dedicated to pictures of Dublin, @PhotosOfDublin, has gained more than 15,000 followers on the social network site. The account set up and managed by John McGuinness tweets photos submitted by users to the social network.
The basic requirement is that the pictures are taken in Dublin. John who works in IT for
Symantec is the man who came up with the concept.
Speaking to IrishCentral this week John said, “I have always been interested in any images of Dublin and the county I was born in, and I also like to see comparisons of those old images with modern versions to see how the city has changed.
“Another area I felt gave the Twitter version a chance to continue growing was to encourage people to submit images from private collections.”
The Dublin native added “From a personal point of view, I don't think we need any gimmicks to promote the city or country. As has been commented, the photos and snippets of information contained with them in the daily tweets have given some people more insight about the city than any school history book and the images speak for themselves.”
Be sure to follow Photos of Dublin @PhotosOfDublin
Check out ten of the best snaps IrishCentral have picked out.
A close up to the entrance of nelsons Pillar in the early 1960s pic.twitter.com/JjznmuXz5d— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 29, 2014
Luke Kelly, died today 30 years ago. Seen here in 1980 on O'Connell Bridge. Photo: Donal Doherty pic.twitter.com/BjtIbhXiYf— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 28, 2014
Dublin city council workers take shelter, and take a customary Tea break. Origin of photo not known. pic.twitter.com/JH6JwuaDPr— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 30, 2014
A queue builds for Ice-cream at Dollymount beach, Dublin, in the 1960s pic.twitter.com/4bORgqFWKO— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 23, 2014
U2 Play while Summerhill crumbles Dublin in the early 1980s pic.twitter.com/DWAbfgcQce— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 23, 2014
The Easter parade in 1930 - Dublin pic.twitter.com/hTI3aK254X— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 23, 2014
A scene in Dublin from the Irish Civil War pic.twitter.com/61CQV6v2TD— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 22, 2014
The Four Courts. Happy to credit this if the owner can be made known. pic.twitter.com/3BuCCVqTOe— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) January 21, 2014