Bewleys Grafton Street, 2005 Dublin photos

The famous Bewleys cafe on Grafton Street Dublin & meeting place for generations of Dubliners since 1927 re-opened on May 30th 2005 under new management. Both the Grafton Street and older Westmoreland Street Bewleys shops had been closed since December 2004, following several years of poor trading.  Local politicians & Dublin city councillors   had also expressed concern at preserving an important part of the city's social heritage.
Dublin Grafton Street 2005, photo of Bewleys Oriental Cafe
Bewleys art-deco style Oriental cafe on Grafton Street Dublin.
Dublin Grafton Street, 2005 Christmas photo with shoppers
Image of Christmas shoppers in Grafton Street Dublin.
During the early 1940s, the Bell Magazine for creative fiction writers was based in offices over Bewleys Grafton Street shop. The Irish writer Sean O'Faoilean was editor of The Bell  for several years & contributing writers included Flann O'Brien, Jack B. Yeats &  Brendan Behan.
Grafton street flower seller, Dublin Christmas 2005
A flower seller on the corner of Harry Street, off Dublin's Grafton Street - with Duke Street in the background & Saint Ann's Church on Dawson Street.

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Grafton Street Christmas 2005 photo
Grafton Street Christmas 2005.

Photograph of McDaids Pub, located at Harry Street, adjoining Grafton St. Dublin.

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