The iconic Clerys clock was unveiled today as part of a major restoration of the landmark department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland.
Dubliners looked on as the emerald green clock face with gold roman numerals was unveiled by Dublin’s Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy and clockmaker Philip Stokes.
To mark the restoration, a new archive of documents, artefacts, objects and images opens to the public tomorrow and will tell the story of the store, with rescued artefacts dating back to 1847.
Before the clock was unveiled, former Clerys workers exchanged warm embraces as they recalled memories of the store in its glory days.
“It’s a great buzz, I’m more than delighted,” said John Crowe, a former Clerys worker of 40 years who attended the opening.
You can read more in an article by Amy Blaney published in the Independent,ie web site at: https://tinyurl.com/mvzys92k.
You can also watch a YouTube video of the occasion at: https://youtu.be/AQypXSMoYCY.