How well do you know Dublin?

Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Andrew Duffy » Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:25 pm

Is L the hideous Dr. Quirkey's on O'Connell Street?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:12 pm

It is indeed Andrew :)
Though the building itself isn't too bad - rather bizarre 1940s piece by the looks of it...

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Excellent work CTR for getting Pearse Street Garda Station - what a difficult one that was. I woudn't have got it either admittedly.
And yes Harcourt Square/Garda Station features with the relad Iveagh Court in the background, and the gilded fanlight of the main entrance to the Custom House there too.


So J gets carried forward - hmmm.....

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O has been tweaked slightly to alter the background.
Sorry pics thus far are a bit city centre-centred - if anyone else could help redress the balance that would be good.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:19 pm

N - Clare Street
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby crestfield » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:20 pm

Is Q Tyrone House, the HQ of the Dept. of Education on Marlborough St.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby crestfield » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:27 pm

O is Thomas Moore on College Green and Q is Tyrone House on Marlborough St.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:49 pm

yep i think so...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:38 pm

Is P an office building on the west side of Earlsfort Terrace, between Upper Hatch Street and Adelaide Road. I think that building is somewhere around there. I have a suspicion that J may be the Law Society in Blackhall Place.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:09 pm

Wrong on both counts - very wrong on the first.:o Well at least this thread is encouraging to put in a bit of cycling at the weekend:)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby lunasa » Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:30 pm

P is Fitzwilton house, and J is either The National Museum or National Library?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Peter Fitz » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:47 pm

Is P on D'olier Street ?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby hutton » Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:19 pm

An excellent game - My 2pence

P - DOlier St, Gas HQ by Fitzgerald
J - BoI Foster Place
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:50 pm

ah go back to bed.

Well, okay not too bad. Fitzgerald's D'Olier House is P which is presumably what you meant hutton :), and Peter.
Nice building.

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Clare Street is very well spotted as N - a classic Dublin vista as viewed from Nassau Street, given away in the compliation by a certain cupola...
Q is Tyrone House. Surprisingly few nine-over-sixes on major buildings in the city so those tall windows probably stood out.
And of course Moore is O. Still enjoys the odd tipple.

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...especially if a nice Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.

Anyone else enjoy reading 'My trip to Historic Dublin' sites by silly Americans?
Can across one recently delighting over the 'Georgian' chimneys of the Scottish Widows in 'Georgian Dublin', and Moore, 'both at least 200 years old' :D


So poor J languishes at the bottom of the pile :(
Come on, it's hardly that difficult. At least Foster Place is getting warmer in that with that level of decoration it's clearly Regency or 20th century classicisim. But which? And where?

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(and shut up Devin - you always have to spoil everything)

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:52 am

It reminds me more of a gate lodge (or similar) that I've seen around somewhere, rather than one of the more imposing buildings in the city. The obvious one would be the gate lodge at the Lincoln Place entrance to TCD, but I think that was taken down some years back. Must have a look.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:57 am

This is a superrb thread. Great idea. The pounds will fall off me this weekend!

That little bit of string around Thomas Moore's neck. What's it for? It looks like he's wearing a hoody.

Quick question, Graham, about the unsolved location. Is that tree still there? I just had a hunch it might be one of the buildings on O'Connell Street.

Any chance of another clue:D
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:01 pm

The tree is still there...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby phil » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:49 am

[quote="Graham Hickey"]

So poor J languishes at the bottom of the pile :(
Come on, it's hardly that difficult. At least Foster Place is getting warmer in that with that level of decoration it's clearly Regency or 20th century classicisim. But which? And where?

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(and shut up Devin - you always have to spoil everything)

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I think this building is on O'Connell Street. Is it the one that is on the East side of the street, just to the north of Clery's? (next door)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:29 am

Correct!
I thought the lime tree was handing it up on a plate, but clearly not!

Don't have a wide view of the building but the capital depicted is up at the top of the ground floor anyway :)
A strange building that isn't particularly attractive as a whole; pompous neoclassical, highly embellished ground floor, austere neo-Georgian above, and then capped off with a modernist parapet and pediment! An excellent monument to changing times though.

You can see in the picture that Plan B has been called into action by Paddy Power - they're seeking to let the building upon adapting it for retail requirements via a planning application for glazed interventions to the front, amongst others.
It won't surprise many to learn it was lodged two days before Christmas Eve :rolleyes:
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:19 am

ok i'll throw in a round or three... here's my first selection....

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#4
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#5
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#6
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#7
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:25 am

oooh there's a good mix in there.

1: Mosaic inside Busáras? Though where I'm not sure - not the columns anyway...

2: Hmmmm - vaguely recongisable, it feels like it's featured in every advert ever made...

3: Building next to United Services Club on the Green.

4: On the tip of my tongue, but it's just not there. South Dublin, inner suburbs, municipal/eductional...

5: Church spire, south Dublin somwhere...

6: Hmmmm...

7: Arrrgh!! Can't think of it. Definitely south Dublin. Definitely not Iveagh Play Centre, O'Cll St or any Victorian hospital. Baggot St perhaps, though maybe is too elaborate...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:48 am

I think 5 is the spire of Arbour Hill church.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby dodger » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:13 pm

6 - st audeons?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:59 pm

4 is the North Terminal at Dublin Airport.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:25 pm

Gotcha! No 7 annoyed me enough to look through the Buildings of Ireland section on Dame Street. I was close:

http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/dublin/southcity/lord_edward_street/corporation.html
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby LOB » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:43 pm

Interesting watercolours of Dublin street scenes by David Browne
http://www.molesworthgallery.com/Browne%20link%20page.html
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