Rathmines started as an elegant residential town for wealthy Dubliners who fled the cramped streets of the city centre in the mid-19th century. With up to 10,000 soldiers of all stripes stationed in Dublin at the turn of the 20th century, Rathmines with its nearby Portobello (now Cathal Brugha) Barracks was a thriving residential and business centre. After Independence, with the withdrawal of troops, civil servants and the exodus of middle class unionists, Rathmines found itself down on its uppers. From the 193os the area was synonymous with the definition “Flatland”, housing students and workers in pursuit of inexpensive accommodation. Today it’s a diverse and vibrant community with a mix of swanky houses and modest apartments, chic restaurants and grubby stores.
About the Prints
Súileir original prints are printed on premium stock acid-free Canson Lustre paper and mounted with Larson Juhl acid-free archival mount board. They are mounted with a bevelled mount and carefully framed with handcrafted solid wood bevelled frames. All our wooden frames use wood sourced from sustainable forests. Many of our prints are digitally signed and embossed with our signature seal.
To keep your print as safe as possible, we use high-quality clear perspex glazing on our shipped framed prints. On our click-and-collect prints, we use 2mm clear float glass. All our unframed prints are sent flat, with bevelled mount, backing board and print sleeve. All framed and unframed prints are wrapped in tissue paper with a branded card and carefully placed in cardboard boxes with our branded stamp and labels, making our prints an ideal gift.