Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 15:57
The Ha'penny Bridge was built in 1816 by William Walsh to replace his ferry that used to cross the Liffey at Liffey Street. He was allowed to charge a toll of a halfpenny for 100 years to repay him for building the bridge. It has become one of the symbols of Dublin.
Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 15:53
The first train that ever travelled from Ireland started from Pearse Station in 1834. The station was named in honour of Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising and his younger brother William, who also took part in the Easter Rising, who were born nearby.
Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 14:08
The Theatre Royal on Hawkins Street was a huge theatre, the biggest in Europe at one time. Built in 1821, it had a theatre, cinema, wintergarden and restaurant and it was very popular. The theatre closed in 1962 because it wasn't making enough money.
Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 12:23
Pearse Street Library was built in 1909. Andrew Carnegie, an American millionaire gave money to help pay for the library. Today there is a public library downstairs and a special study library upstairs. Here you can trace your family tree or look up the history of your area.
Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 12:20
St Andrew's Resource Centre is located in a lovely Victorian building, which was built in 1895. The Centre provides many services for the community: a job centre, home-help service, kindergarten, homework club, youth office, day-centre for older people and an adult education group.
Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 12:14
The Moravian Church, built in 1760, is situated on Kevin Street. On the front of the building is a carving of the Lamb of God holding a flag, which is the symbol of the Moravians. The church was closed for religious services in 1959.
Submitted by Your Library on Tue, 03/08/2010 - 19:35
St Patrick's Cathedral is one of Ireland's best-known and largest cathedrals. Saint Patrick is said to have baptised people here at a well beside the River Poddle. The river still runs under St Patrick Street near the Cathedral.
Submitted by Your Library on Tue, 03/08/2010 - 19:34
Christ Church Cathedral was originally a small wooden church built by the Viking King Sitric. It was replaced around 1200 with the beginnings of the stone building we see today. Inside the cathedral is the tomb of Strongbow, the Norman knight who became king of Leinster in 1171