Re: Re: Dorset St (Upper)
Dorset Streets most famous son has a play in the Abbey at the moment.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Born in 12 Dorset Street. Died 1816.
It is a long time since an MP or TD was born on Dorset Street.
That it is – although the current encumbent of An Taoiseachs ofiice isnt from too far away 😉
Just to add to the ConKs info, aside from Sheridan, according to John Cowells book (“Dublins famous people & where they lived”), the following also lived on the st at different points:
Sean O’ Casey – 85 Upr D St, since a granite built bank
Napper Tandy – radical member of the United Irishmen, no. 16
Peader Kearney – 68 Lwr D St, songwriter of the national anthem and “Down by the glenside”, also an uncle of Brendan Behan.
Sir John Pentland Mahaffy – Trinity Provost and ex-pal of Oscar Wilde; subsequently a later address of his at 38 Nth Gt Georges St has had a plaque put up on it.
Aside from the st itself, there is a wide range of notable people who lived off and around it – Cowell’s book makes for a fascinating read and is available from O’ Brien press at about â‚¬12.