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Telephone Kiosks

The first Irish Telephone Box was installed on Dawson Street, Dublin in 1925. It helped create one of the first links to the outside world, writes Martin Branagan.

A 1925 Irish Times newspaper report stated that the telephone boxes were “Designed so as to present a pleasing appearance and be in harmony with the surrounding buildings”.

Over the past decade nearly all the original telephone boxes in the country  have been dismantled and destroyed. At present there may only half a dozen still in operation


This replica Kiosk, which was made by local man Raymond McHugh is located in Drumsna. Co. Leitrim as is used as a tourist information point in the village.


Martin Branagan is a co-founder of and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.


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