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Drumcondra House and All Hallows College

Drumcondra House is believed to be one of the best examples of a large house built in the style of the early eighteenth century. This style is called Georgian after the British kings called George.

Casino Marino

'Casino' is the Italian word for 'small house'. It was built around 1770 as a summerhouse for the 1st Earl of Charlemont on his large country estate in Marino.

The Black Church

The Black Church or St. Mary's Chapel-of-Ease (its real name) on St. Mary's Place was built in 1830. It was believed that if you ran around the church three times at midnight, the devil would appear and steal your soul.

Moore Street

Moore Street is one of the best known outdoor markets in Dublin. It is famous for its meat, fish, fruit and vegetable stalls as well as the Dublin wit of its traders. No. 16 Moore Street was the last headquarters of the 1916 Rising, and it was here that the leaders held their last meeting before they surrendered.

The Ambassador and Rotunda Hospital, O'Connell Street

The Rotunda Hospital was built by Bartholomew Mosse in 1757 for mothers and babies. Bartholomew raised money for the new hospital by organising concerts and garden visits. The concert hall was called the Rotunda, which means round room because of its shape. The hospital got its name from this hall.

Brereton's Pawn Shop

Brereton's Pawn Shop has been open on Capel Street since 1850. You will know a pawnshop by the three golden balls hanging outside.

This video is designed as a resource for primary and post-primary students up to Junior Certificate.

The Ha'penny Bridge

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.

Pearse Station

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.

Pearse Square

If you walk along Pearse Street today, you will come to a lovely park called Pearse Square, but 300 years ago, you would have needed a boat to get to it because it was underwater!

The Theatre Royal

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.

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