Re: Re: Dorset St (Upper)

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@ConK wrote:

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 รขโ€šยฌ12.


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