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Hengler's Grand Cirque Programme 1896. Image courtesy of Dublin City Library and Archive

Hengler’s Grand Cirque

Hengler’s Grand Cirque had a base in Dublin at the Rotunda Gardens, where it performed during the 1880s and 1890s, as well as premises in Glasgow, latterly at Sauchiehall Street. As shown in this 1896 programme from the collections of Dublin City Library and Archive,…

READ ARTICLE > October 14th 2014
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
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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