New Assembly Rooms at Lying-In Hospital, Cavendish Row. Image © Dublin City Library and Archive

New Assembly Rooms

On 17 July 1784, the Foundation Stone of the New Assembly Rooms, Cavendish Row was laid. These rooms, designed by Richard Johnston, were the last eighteenth century addition to the Rotunda, providing new entertainment space in Dublin. The larger of the two-storey blocks contained a Supper…

READ ARTICLE > July 17th 2014
Easter Rising Memorial Plaque at 25 Parnell Square. Photograph © Coláste Mhuire

Ag Cuimhneamh ar an Éirí Amach – Remembering the Rising

Greamaíodh plaiceanna ar ocht bhfoirgneamh ar fud Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath mar chuid den cheiliúradh a rinneadh ar an Leathchéad Bliain ó Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916 – an bhaint a bhí ag na hocht bhfoirgneamh sin leis an Éirí Amach a thabhairt le fios, …

READ ARTICLE > February 3rd 2014
The Parnell Monument, Dublin. Images courtesy of Dublin City Library and Archive (F.E. Dixon Postcard Collection)

Parnell Monument

Charles Stewart Parnell was the most significant political figure in Ireland during the second half of the 19th century. As leader of the Home Rule Party, he made a notable contribution to the progress towards national self-determination and he also played a hugely important role…

READ ARTICLE > November 27th 2013
Sedan Chair Licence 1774. Image courtesy of Dublin City Library and Archive.

Licence for sedan chairs

In 1748 Dr. Bartholomew Mosse leased four acres and one rood on the north side of Great Britain Street to erect a new maternity hospital, today’s Rotunda Hospital. He had opened a hospital in George’s Lane in 1745, but this new Lying-in Hospital would be…

READ ARTICLE > November 27th 2013
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