June 2, 2005 at 10:06 pm #707889
What is the most beautiful Georgian doorway in all of Dublin?
June 2, 2005 at 10:11 pm #756748
Here’s a selection for you
June 2, 2005 at 10:21 pm #756749
Thanks. But is there one doorway that you especially admire in Dublin?
June 3, 2005 at 1:49 am #756750
This is my personal favourite 😀
This infamous Fitzwilliam Square one I suppose has to feature:
…even if it rather obviously isn’t Georgian! It was installed for the visit of either Edward VII in 1907, or George V in 1911 as far as I know – think it was Edward though…
Wide doors like that below (Sybil Connolly’s?) with delicate fanlights, sidelights and perfect column proportions & spacing really do it for me as the very best Georgian door – even if the Portland stone shouldn’t be exposed, still looks great against black or dark green doors 🙂
This is the perfect smaller doorcase I think:
…while squat Recencyish ones like these are just ugggh 🙂
June 3, 2005 at 10:26 am #756752AnonymousParticipant
The Fitzwilliam Square doorcase always makes me laugh, it is plain to anyone that it can’t be a Georgian or even early 19th Century Door because the decorative ironwork is wrought as opposed to cast iron. What confuses me more is that there seems to be a disproportionate number of German tourbuses that double-park to take pictures of it, Americans you could understand:
June 3, 2005 at 11:40 am #756753MorlanParticipant
That is just horrendously tacky, Graham 🙁
June 3, 2005 at 5:25 pm #756755
Huh, no need to be so rude Morlan. I don’t go around berating your tastes.
June 3, 2005 at 5:26 pm #756757ConKParticipant
mine. of course.
it is on the list of things to do.
i’ve tried to attach it. . .
June 3, 2005 at 5:40 pm #756758
Oooh your estate agent can use ‘Regency’ – your house is worth 20% more now 😀
Lovely door, with what appears to be original glass?
The colours work well too.
June 3, 2005 at 7:28 pm #756759Frank TaylorParticipant
This one on South Merrion Square:
June 3, 2005 at 7:59 pm #756760huttonParticipant
Yep Frank you have that spot on; relic of when Dublin was “European Capital of Culture”.
Pleasantly reassuring how Cork comes second to Dublin in everything, including the denotion as a capital of culture 😀
PS – We also managed to have 2 “milleniums” within a dozen years, so yez can also add that to your list of gripes like, ye chippy types down south :p
June 3, 2005 at 8:07 pm #756762
The phrase referring to Father Jack ‘oh he won’t like that at all’ springs to mind…
Yes it’s a lovely door, and nothing like a bit of sombre stock brick to set it off too – none of your fancy claret facades thank you very much 🙂
June 4, 2005 at 12:58 am #756763
June 8, 2005 at 10:19 am #756765JPDParticipant
Do you need planning permission to paint doors on the Georgian Squares?
June 8, 2005 at 3:32 pm #756766
I don’t think so – TP, Devin?
June 8, 2005 at 10:04 pm #756768DevinParticipant
There was a lot of scare mongering at the time the Protected Structure legislation came in that if you so much as painted your living room a different colour youâ€™d be up in court.
As I understand it, the painting of â€œpreviously unpainted elementsâ€ in a Prot. Struc. requires planning permission, so no, painting of doors in the Georgian squares wouldnâ€™t require pl. permission – though I have heard of appropriate colour schemes being agreed with planning authorities..
June 19, 2005 at 11:28 am #756769
Are there any beautiful Georgian doors outside of Dublin?
June 19, 2005 at 3:50 pm #756770
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