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
Still image from music video for SlowPlaceLikeHome's There Go The Lights Again, featuring Julian Opie's 'Suzanne walking in Leather Skirt' (2006) outside Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane on Parnell Square

Suzanne walking…

Follow an irresistible journey from Parnell Square to the sea featuring Julian Opie’s ‘Suzanne walking in Leather Skirt’ (2006). This video was shot by Jules Hackett, a multimedia artist/video editor based in Dublin, for the title track of SlowPlaceLikeHome’s EP ‘There Go The Lights Again’.…

READ ARTICLE > February 20th 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

Welcome to Parnell Square

Welcome to the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter website. We are delighted to have the opportunity to develop a new City Library and other cultural spaces beside the existing renowned Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane at Parnell Square at the northern tip of Dublin’s civic…

READ ARTICLE > January 20th 2014
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