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30-07-2008, 11:09 PM
My 3x G Grandad ran a tailors at number 7 Lower Sackville Street in Dublin. I know that many buildings Sackville Street in Dublin were damaged/destroyed by the Brits in 1916 and then the street became re-named O'Connell Street. What I don't know is whether by some miracle number 7 Lower Sackville Street, as it was known, survived.
Would there be any Irish men or ladies on here who might be able to tell me please? Thank you.
30-07-2008, 11:24 PM
I do not know if you have seen this about O'Connell Street Architecture (http://www.european-architecture.info/EIR/D-EIR-001.htm) but, if you scroll right down to the notes, it tells you about the impact of events of 1916 and 1922 upon the buildings in the area.
31-07-2008, 12:17 AM
Oooh no, I wasn't aware of that! thanks Jan, I'll take a look right now. Cheers! |cheers|
31-07-2008, 12:39 AM
Still can't work it out! I have an archetects plan of the Lower Sackville St area, detailing my fellas business very clearly, name and all, but cannot for the life of me identify quite where it was and whether it is one of the properties destroyed between the GPO and Abbey St, as mentioned in the link, or whether it was situated closer to the river and thus might have missed any damage.
The flaming plan gives the shop numbers as well as names but where they stop and a road intersects, that road isn't named! Damn and blast!
31-07-2008, 1:01 AM
Looking again and getting my bearings - hard for a woman y'know - I now realise that Kohlers tailors was on the eastern side of the street and that the whole eastern side, as far as Cathedral Street, was reduced to rubble, the link tells me.
Reminds me of how I felt when I revisited the area in Leatherhead where my Grandad had run a butchers shop for 40 years. It had started out as a smokery in the 1800's and had gradually become an old fashioned butchers, sawdust on the floor and game hanging outside, til Grandad retired. When I went back there in the 1990's I discovered that some twit had pulled it down and built an ugly great yellow breeze-block looking tyre and exhaust fitters establishment! What I didn't call the idiot who had done so is no-one's business!
At least then we had pictures of Grandad outside the shop, with all the poultry out there displaying his wares AND Leatherhead museum kindly supplied me with a print of the smokery long before the butchers came into being.
Sadly I shall probably never have any more than the archetects drawing of Kohlers tailors in Dublin... though I am very grateful to have anything at all.
31-07-2008, 7:27 AM
I am pleased that the link was useful but sad that it looks like the building did not survive :(
However, perhaps someone in Dublin may read this some time and be able to provide a definitive answer.
Fingers crossed, eh?
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