Markets Area Hidden Gems                                              Hi                                                 d...
1                                  Little Britain Street – Irish                                  Humour                  ...
2                                 Brickwork on Fruit Market18/1/11   Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City               3
3                                 Chancery Park - plaque to                                 Herbert Simms                 ...
4                                  Linenhall                                  The street names of Linenhall Street        ...
5                                 The Chancery Inn                                 If you want a pub that’s the           ...
6                                 Capuchin Day Centre Bow                                 Street                          ...
7                                 St Michan’s Church                                 Church Street                        ...
8                                  Stained Glass Windows St                                  Michan’s Halston Street      ...
9                                  ABC Fishing Tackle                                  Mary’s Abbey                       ...
10                                   Handball Alley Green                                   Street 18/01/11   Designing Du...
11                                  Walls Newgate Gaol                                  The walls of the current playgroun...
12                                  Bell on Bow Street                                  The inscription reads: I TO THE   ...
13                                  Mosaic Marking Old                                  Distillery 18/1/11   Designing Dub...
14                                  Old Typography 18/1/11   Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City    15
15                                  Secret Tunnel                                  According to the Annals of Dublin,     ...
16                                  Bullet Holes Four Courts                                  from 1916 Rising 18/1/11   D...
17                                  Mary’s Abbey Chapter                                  House                           ...
18                                  Green Street Courthouse                                  Green Street Courthouse is ho...
19                                  Fruit Market 18/1/11   Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City   20
20                                  Clifford Antiques                                  “I call into this shop every time  ...
21                                  Tattoo Studio 18/1/11   Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City   22
22                                  Capel Street Arcade                                  previously Quaker Hall,          ...
23                                  Blackhall Place                                  Where lawyers are made….             ...
24                                  Dublin’s Tuberculosis                                  Dispensary                     ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Hidden gems

1,768 views
1,654 views

Published on

Published in: Travel, Spiritual
1 Comment
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • my parents and generations before them were married here. in 2010 we all flew to Ireland and my sister married her husband there..the parish priest dug into the archives and found the registry book my parents had signed and let Linda sign her marriage paper over my parents signature, it was a grand event!
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,768
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
312
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
1
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Hidden gems

  1. 1. Markets Area Hidden Gems Hi d de n ts ke ar m Ge m ar s ea18/01/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 1
  2. 2. 1 Little Britain Street – Irish Humour Ah, the Irish sense of humour - Great Britain Street was renamed Parnell Street more than 100 years ago, but adjoining Little Britain Street remains. This sign is attached to the railings of St Michans Park18/01/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 2
  3. 3. 2 Brickwork on Fruit Market18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 3
  4. 4. 3 Chancery Park - plaque to Herbert Simms Herbert Simms was appointed Housing Architect in Dublin Corporation in 1932 Addressing the chronic housing shortage in the City at the time, he was responsible for the design and construction of an astonishing 17,000 new dwellings, ranging from schemes of flat blocks in the City centre to extensive housing schemes of two-storey cottages in the emerging suburbs of Crumlin, Cabra and Ballyfermot. Chancery House, considered one of the finest of the many innovative inner-city flat schemes by Simms, is a small carefully conceived building containing 27 flats with an adjoining enclosed garden which was completed in 1935.18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 4
  5. 5. 4 Linenhall The street names of Linenhall Street and Yarnhall Street, off Bolton Street, are reminders that for much of the 18th Century, Dublin was of central importance to the country’s linen trade. The linenhall building was destroyed in 1916 and only the arched entrance is left. This site was chosen because of its proximity to the Liffey and to the inns and taverns on Church Street and Pill Lane, where many linen traders lodged while on business in Dublin. The surrounding street names of Lisburn Street and Coleraine Street and Lurgan Street also give clues that Ulster Protestants lived nearby and there was a link to Belfast.09/14/10 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 5
  6. 6. 5 The Chancery Inn If you want a pub that’s the Coronation Street of the Markets area, go to the Chancery any evening. All the locals go there. Unfortunately it’s also an ‘early house’ and the residents are not too happy about that.18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 6
  7. 7. 6 Capuchin Day Centre Bow Street “It goes all the way down Bow Street in inner-city Dublin; a shuffling line of people that never seems to get any shorter, because more and more are constantly joining. There are mothers pushing buggies, elderly men in neat coats and scarves, lads with hoodies…In all, one thousand people are regularly queuing every Wednesday morning outside the Capuchin Day Centre to receive a free bag of groceries. .” Irish Times Dec 20th 201018/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 7
  8. 8. 7 St Michan’s Church Church Street Mummies and Crypt18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 8
  9. 9. 8 Stained Glass Windows St Michan’s Halston Street This church is older than the pro- cathedral and originally contained windows by Harry Clarke.18/01/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 9
  10. 10. 9 ABC Fishing Tackle Mary’s Abbey Alan Prosser from ABC Fisihing Tackle is a proper gentleman, and a great Santa look-a-like to boot. I was talking to him a while back about the proposed redevelopment of the area around his shop. He said the only way he was leaving was in a box. I like his style.18/01/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 10
  11. 11. 10 Handball Alley Green Street 18/01/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 11
  12. 12. 11 Walls Newgate Gaol The walls of the current playground on Halston Street are the walls of the jail. Robert Emmett and Oliver Bond were jailed here. In the centre is a Republican monument to those who died. 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 12
  13. 13. 12 Bell on Bow Street The inscription reads: I TO THE CHURCH THE LIVING CALL AND TO THE GRAVE SUMMON ALL 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 13
  14. 14. 13 Mosaic Marking Old Distillery 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 14
  15. 15. 14 Old Typography 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 15
  16. 16. 15 Secret Tunnel According to the Annals of Dublin, there is an entrance here on Cuckoo Lane to a tunnel which ran under the River Liffey to Christchurch 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 16
  17. 17. 16 Bullet Holes Four Courts from 1916 Rising 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 17
  18. 18. 17 Mary’s Abbey Chapter House Asking a Dubliner for the location of Saint Marys Chapterhouse 1139AD and 99 out of 100 will look at you in confusion. Though even the names of nearby Abbey and Mary Streets provide a clue. Just off Abbey Street you will the last remnants of Saint Marys in a backyard, sparsely signposted in an area suffering from a deluge of signs. Behind a rather plain entrance steps lead you down into the basement of a warehouse. This basement actually is the old chapterhouse, vaulted and possessing great acoustics. A testament to the medieval builders art, though unfortunately the Cistercian monks did not go in for decorations in a big way. Some of the stones from this building were used in Essex (Grattan) Bridge 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 18
  19. 19. 18 Green Street Courthouse Green Street Courthouse is home to the Irish Special Criminal Court. It was the scene of many trials including those of Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet and other Fenian leaders. On 19 September 1803, Robert Emmet delivered a courageous speech which contained some of the most powerful oratory of all time. The judge was so moved that he burst into tears. This speech became required reading for aspiring orators in the years ahead and Abraham Lincoln memorised it in its entirety. The stone cylindrical volume to the right of the Green Street facade is all that remains of the old Newgate Gaol which was on this site. 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 19
  20. 20. 19 Fruit Market 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 20
  21. 21. 20 Clifford Antiques “I call into this shop every time that I’m in Dublin. It’s like an aladdins cave of antiques ,the man who owns it even arranged to send my stuff home to Manchester.. Its well worth a visit... you never know what you find... “ 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 21
  22. 22. 21 Tattoo Studio 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 22
  23. 23. 22 Capel Street Arcade previously Quaker Hall, Bolands Bakery (?) by Charles Geoghegan 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 23
  24. 24. 23 Blackhall Place Where lawyers are made…. I said, "there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are slaves.” Jonathan Swift 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 24
  25. 25. 24 Dublin’s Tuberculosis Dispensary Nurse Magrane made 269 visits to TB patients in their homes on the north side of Dublin city in April 1916. During the month, the citys Charles Street tuberculosis dispensary, close to Ormond Quay, was notified of 55 new north-side cases to add to the existing caseload of 567. Her colleague, Nurse McKenna, visited a further 153 TB patients. 18/1/11 Designing Dublin 2.0 - Love the City 25

×