Tuesday 17 January 2017

I'll meet you under Clerys clock no more

Published 13/06/2015 | 02:30

Staff leaving Clerys on O'Connell street
Staff leaving Clerys on O'Connell street

In 1916 when the GPO was pounded, and in 1966 when poor old Admiral Nelson took to the sky and the pillar was no more, across the street Clerys stood imperious, looking on disapprovingly.

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It has been an institution in Dublin city since its first incarnation in 1853 as 'The New or Palatial Mart'.

It would be another 43 years before it came under the name of Clerys and was the go-to place for everything from the Christening robe to the Confirmation suit.

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