Old fire stations of Dublin

Old fire stations of Dublin

Postby Drawingboard » Wed Mar 21, 2001 1:29 pm

It is great to see this end of town improving. Thomas St fire station has been earmarked to be revamped by the National College of Art & Design. The college is currently seeking planning permission to convert the fire station premises to studio, tutorial and community arts use.

Its a fine building. Now we need a use for the Dorset Street one, which looks very forelorn surrounded by Corporation flats.
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Postby Geraldine » Wed Aug 22, 2001 11:57 pm

I`m sorry...please forgive my ignorance of architecture...I`m just a boring housewife...but stumbled upon this whilst looking for all things about my irish family....I take it this is Thomas st fire station dublin...can anyone mail me if possible with any information??....my grandfather was a fireman at the station In the 1940`s any info would be appreciatted..thanks
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Postby dc3 » Thu Aug 23, 2001 11:17 am

A little off topic but regarding your query.
Dublin Fire Brigade is run by Dublin Corporation, they are the persons who would hold service records for firemen (as they all were then) and you should try them. Information about living persons may not be available. They have a website, archives dept etc.

Have a look at some of the Irish Genealogy websites for more details about researching your ancestors.
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Postby MG » Thu Aug 23, 2001 11:32 am

I have a photograph somewhere of the station, if I find it, I'll post it.
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Postby Geraldine » Thu Aug 23, 2001 4:59 pm

Thanks for your reply...and soooo quick...love to see the photo!!..I`ll follow that up....cheers again
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