The Earl of Drogheda to Tony Gregory: 325 years of Moore Street's History
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When Henry Moore was made first Earl of Drogheda in 1661, it was a reward for his family's loyalty to the royalist cause during the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth. He began developing the land around St Mary's Abbey, creating Drogheda Street in 1728 (now O'Connell Street) and also calling other new streets after himself - Earl Street, Henry Street and Moore Street.
In this final talk of the Central Library's series on the retail industry in Dublin 1, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence, Dr Mary Muldowney, will consider the history of Moore Street as a centre of Dublin's retail business, the site of a thriving street market and the location of one of the key events of the 1916 Rising before a more recent rebellion led to the jailing of Tony Gregory TD in 1986.
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