Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’
Outstanding stuff CologneMike.
That five storey beside the exchange is astonishing, and totally Dutch in the proportions of solid to void on the first floor (second and third floors altered to 3 windows?).
(There is a serious warning here not to trust prints, if that Exchange print is supposed to represent the same house)
Direct Dutch immigration into the Limerick civic elite would help explain the degree to which the city went ‘Dutch Billy’ mad at a time when Cork City appeared to stay more provincial English. (that’s goin’ to annoy them down there).
*must add Cork to my list of insultees*