• Ushers Island

    ” Snow is general all over Ireland” :  James Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ is set on the feast of the Epiphany in 15 Ushers Island 1904. The house was restored in 2002 by Brendan Kilty SC. This is a selection of photographs from the restoration.

    The house is described as ” dark….guant” by Joyce. The Dead plots the social geography of Dublin at turn of the 19th century . It is now over one hundred since the scenes in The Dead took place.

    The Dead was published as part of “Dubliners” his collection of short stories. The predominant theme of the collection is of “Paralysis” . Dublin is a remnant of the British Empire, once the second city in the kingdom. It is now a fading city. Joyce wrote that he wanted the final story in Dubliners to be a positive account of life in the city. The story tells of a party for friends, family and music students on the feast of the Epiphany. As the story unfolds to reveals the personal struggle of the characters, the story is filled with amusement, pathos and loss.

    More information is available here:  http://www.joycesdublin.ie/


  • Goulding House

    More from the archive, The Goulding Summer House house was restored in 2002 by Frank Fahey of Scott Tallon Walker. The house was originally designed by in 1972 By Ronnie Tallon of STW. The steelwork was constructed by Sisk, Goulding himself supposedly put in much of the Glass and Cedar. I photographed it in 2002 for STW during the world cup finals. There are more images in colour on my main website www.paultierney.com I quite like the black and white images, they seem appropriate for the structure. John Donat took the first images in the 70’s. The AJ published an article by in July 2002 with an article by Andrew Mead. Image Magazine published a great essay by Ellen Rowley on the history and design of the structure.


  • Construction 3

    PWC during construction. This was taken prior to the building of the National Convention Centre. PWC ( Price Waterhouse Cooper) , this was taken on a 5×4 camera on film, ( 160 NC). The red coloration in the sky is from the film, although there does tend to be a bit of red in urban skies.


  • Construction 2

    Another images from the construction series. Looking onto the No.1 Grand Canal Square. More colorful images of Grand Canal Square can be seen on my professional website www.paultierney.com. The images here is a compotite of three images taken at varying perspective points and blended in photoshop to make a seamless composition. A bit of Fun!