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Telephone Boxes

Some of the first telephone boxes to grace Dublin's streets. Installation was in preparation for the thousands of people who descended on the capital from all over Ireland, and from all over the world, for the 31st International Eucharistic Congress in June 1932.


Would love to hear from anyone with more information on telephone boxes in Ireland. According to the excellent Come Here To Me! blog, Dublin's first telephone kiosk appeared in May 1925.


Thanks very much to woodworker_34 who worked out that these boxes were being installed outside the old Ballast House on O'Connell Bridge. You can actually see them in this 1932 British Pathé newsreel footage: A Million People Kneel in Prayer, at 2:00 to 2:03 mark.


Date: Spring 1932


NLI Ref.: IND_H_1860

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Taken sometime in 1932