The High Shelves and Long Counters Exhibition is taking the story of Irish shops to Dublin.
We would be delighted if you could join us for the launch on Thursday 10th October at 6.00pm in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of the Irish Architectural Archive on Merrion Square.
The exhibition runs throughout October.
The Archive is open from Tuesday-Friday 10-5.
For over three years, photographer Heike Thiele and writer Winifred McNulty from Blissberry Farm Mountcharles have captured images and stories from the last traditional shops in the North West of Ireland. Their journey – across Donegal, Leitrim, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Sligo and Cavan -has taken them through an Aladdin’s Cave of drapery and hardware, to abandoned creameries and shops where empty shelves are filled only with the stories of different times. Based on a series of highly successful exhibitions across the North West, this book is a highly visual record of the stories of changing face of rural Ireland.