Re: Re: How well do you know Dublin?
Just in the interests of not spreading bad information, I checked Douglas Bennett’s Encyclopaedia of Dublin (1994).
This is his entry for Swift’s Alley Church:
So Baptist, not Presbyterian, I knew there were Bibles involved, and not 300 years old, 270 years old.
I don’t suppose there are too many Baptists at large in the city any more.
It’s interesting to reflect that the Liberties was probably Dublin’s first multi-cultural quarter, with large numbers of Hugenot French, English settlers (such as Swift’s parents), colourful weaver types and exotic religious sub-groups. That would give modern day Parnell Street a run for it’s money.
I see that DCC are advertising for submissions on a ‘Draft Local Area Plan for the Liberties’, (deadline 10th Sept. ’08).
*must put together an outraged rant*