THE HORSE SHOE – THERE IS OF COURSE AN ASSOCIATED STORY
Every building in Dublin has a story.
I passed this shop every day for many years and did not even know what was on sale inside but in December 2012 I decided to photograph it as it did stand out.
Only a few days ago [March 2021] that it was owned by John Kelly a well known musician.
Fiddle and concertina player John Kelly was born in West Clare in 1921 but moved to Dublin in 1945, where he opened a shop on Capel Street. He was a central figure in the music scene in Dublin from then until his death in 1988. Until the 1960s he and his family lived above the shop and then he made a big move across the street to 83 Capel Street.