Early for an appointment yesterday I checked out The Green's two new attractions- the Euro King Discount Shop and the 'Little Museum'.
The 'Euro Shop' could be in Liffey Street or anywhere else. It has a wide range of stock priced at €2 or under and , if you are shopping for anything from a phone charger to 'Original Werthers', it offers amazing value. It also seems to be very busy with the queue for the tills stretching back down the aisle and customers dressed in sharp suits and designer labels.
But the 'Little Museum of Dublin' is something else. Spread over just two rooms of a Georgian House owned by Dublin City Council, it is an eclectic collection of posters, photographs, letters, cinema and tram tickets, milk bottles and cardboard boxers covering the period1900 to 2000. Despits its simplicity it is marvelously interesting and evocative. Queen Victoria in Dun Laoghaire, Dev under arrest, a 'Republic of Ireland Bond', the Eucharistic Congress, a Clery's suit box, Brendan Behan and Kavanagh, the Theatre Royal, JFK's lectern, Bertie's first election poster, the Dublin Millennium Milk Bottle, Christy Browne and U2- it is all here on one amazingly compact display.
There is a Guided Tour and an art exhibition downstairs.
Well done Trevor White and your supporters.