Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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I’ve been waiting for CologneMike to post this photograph of ‘Dutch Billys’ in Limerick, which was published in ‘Historic Limerick’ by Laurence Walsh in 1984, (a booklet that he clearly has), but since CologneMike is in denial of Limerick’s ‘Dutch Billy’ past, I”ll post it up myself.

Together with other glimpses of ‘Dutch Billys’ in paintings and prints of Limerick, the photograph shows how thoroughly the curvilinear gabled architectural movement had penetrated the urban areas of Ireland by the first half of the 18th century. I’m trying to trace a similar photograph, or possibly a print, that I saw once of a terrace of gabled houses in Belfast, which was described in a caption as ‘Dublin style houses’.

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