• 30cm x 30cm
• High quality digital print
• Printed on 300gsm uncoated stock
• Prints are delivered in a postal tube
* Frame not supplied
* Fits into standard size “off-the-shelf” frames
Capture forever a piece of Ireland’s past with this beautiful Irish Telefon Box print.
The first “Telefon” box was installed as far back as 1925 and to this day it can be found on Dawson Street, Dublin. In 1932 the boxes were fitted throughout Dublin in response to the Catholic Eucharistic Congress which helped celebrate the 1,500th year of St. Patrick’s arrival to Ireland. The increased popularity from this event led to their installation throughout the length and breadth of the island. The boxes were modernised in later years but it is the old iconic boxes with the unmistakable “Telefon” branding that has a place in the hearts and minds of generations of Irish people.
The “Telefon” boxes not only had a practical purpose but they also came to have a major social significance with the Irish population. Once as important a structure to many as the bank and even the church, each “Telefon” box had a story to tell. Throughout the villages of Ireland they brought news of births and deaths and played a central role in the lives of those both lovesick and homesick. Speaking to a child who had emigrated to America would have been a rare treat for the parents that they had left behind. The Irish telephone box has become etched into the memories of older generations amusing their grandchildren with tales of dates at the local telephone or romance conducted through whispered confidences in that semi-private box in the middle of the village.