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  • 1. Group 1: Historical Development
    Leonie Fitzgerald, Denis Forrest, Andrea Doyle
  • 2. 1660 – 1685
    Aungier Estate began
    1664
    St Stephens Green set out
    1666
    The British Monarchy was restored
    Duke of Ormond Returns
  • 3. Gardiner Estate
    Georgian Period began
    Beginning of Gardiner Estate
    1st Luke Gardiner developed Henrietta Street
  • 4. Development of the area up to Gardiner Street from 1728 – 1802
    1753 Rutland Square set out Cavendish Row, Gardiners Row, Palace Row
    1748 Gardiner 2nd began Sackville Mall
  • 5.
  • 6. 1757 Wide Street Commissioners activated in Parliament
    1776-1783 The American Revolution
  • 7. Catholic Relief Act introduced by Luke Gardiner 2nd
    1781 New Customs House
  • 8. 1787 Thomas Sherrard’s drawings of Mountjoy Square
    1789 – 99 The French Revolution
  • 9. 1791 0’Connell Bridge
    1792 Work on Mountjoy square began
  • 10. The Royal Circus appeared on map until the end of the 18th century but was never built
    By 1798 most of the square was finished except for the eastern side
  • 11.
  • 12. Death of Luke Gardiner in 1798
  • 13. The Demise of the Gardiner Estate
    Act of Union of 1801
    1847-1848 Famine
  • 14. 1846 Gardiner estate broken up and sold to builders
  • 15. Griffith’s Valuation 1854
    Prunty (1998)
  • 16. Dublin Civic Survey, 1925
    All units classed as insanitary highlighted in bold
    Population density of 117.6 persons per acre in Mountjoy ward
  • 17. The Demise of the square
    1960’s Mountjoy Square houses condemned and demolished by corporations
  • 18. 1970’s Irish Georgian Society efforts to preserve the square
    Purchase of No. 50 by the Guinness to prevent demolition by developers Leinster Estates