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CologneMike: that’s astonishing stuff again from Limerick.

That last image (from John Street) is fantastic. The tall narrow three bay has moulded cills, like 10 Mill Street, (regarded as exclusively an early feature), and also a tiny lunette window in the attic storey just like 91 Camden Street and probably also 158-7 Parnell Street (all in Dublin).

Cill details at no. 10 Mill Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Camden Street . . . . . . . . . . .158 Parnell Street

The broad four bay beside it (nearer the camera) with the plaque between the first floor windows, is also fascinating. The width of the facade and the profile of the curves suggests that, either there was a tall single attic storey (a little bit like the Marrowbone Lane house), or more likely, that the house was a ‘twin Billy’.

If we have classic ‘Dutch Billys’ in Broad Street and John Street, in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, I take it the concept of the ‘Irishtown’ district as a native catholic ghetto, had long vanished by this time!

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