About

Looking at Dublin Streets and some of the stories behind them. Interested in maps, planning and stories of people who lived on them, primarily 18th/19th century.

My main interests are Wicklow Education History and Enniskerry History, so this is an urban diversion.

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    • Dear Esther,
      Many thanks – that is kind of you. There’s no shortage of topics to write about, so hopefully it will keep going for a while yet!
      Thanks again for your support,
      Michael

  1. Michael,

    This is fantastic – I thought I’m the only one who always wonders what happened on that street 100 years ago? who lived there? what were their lives like? what did the feel? I almost want to touch the brick wall and wait for it to take me back in time. I only discovered your blog today and will remain a huge fan forever. Fantastic work – truly amazing 🙂

    • Hi Kate,
      Thanks very much – that is nice to hear. Yes I do often wonder what went before… there are so many quiet areas of the city that must have been full of hustle and bustle in the past. Glad you are enjoying it and that it is of interest.
      All the best and thank you again,
      Michael

  2. Michael – great article on Cork Hill, thanks. I’m writing on the D’Olier family at the moment and found it very helpful to find your mention of how they were impacted by the creation of Parliament Street. You mention a Survey of the present streets leading to his Majesty’s Royal Palace or Castle of Dublin, Novr 9th, 1751 – can you tell me the source of that or where you came across it?
    Thanks
    Fergus

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