One of Ireland’s oldest stationery shops will close its doors this year after almost 100 years in business.
Famously located on the corner of College Green and Trinity Street, The Pen Corner has a stellar reputation for selling a wide range of pens, as well as ink and other stationery.
It has been a family business since 1927, but will cease operations at the end of May.
However, loyal customers will still be able to avail of their products as the owners plan to move the business online after the physical store closes.
They took to social media to express their sadness at the impending closure, describing it as “the end of an era”.
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One wrote: “Sad to see this place closed. Probably the only store that draws me downtown. Last time, I walked in with my 8 year old.
“He wanted to buy a Lamy Safari but none were in stock. They gave him a much better pen for free to avoid disappointment!”
Another said: “My dad took me there to buy a beautiful font and ink when I got a place in college. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been.”
“Always brilliant advice and patient customer service. It’s a piece of Dublin.”
A third wrote: “Everything good about Dublin is disappearing. I buy all my pens and stationery at The Pen Corner. I love it and now I’m sad.”
Said another: “The Pen Corner brings back so many memories. My dad’s office was down the street.
“He would park at the Castle, walk us down Dame St and stop at The Pen Corner to look out the window. Little eyes, big dreams. End of an era.”