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Clontarf Historical Society Talk by Frank Walsh

'A History of St. Lawrence Road' - a talk to be given by Frank Walsh. Starts at 8:15pm. Entrance fee €4.
When Mar 12, 2012
from 08:15 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Parish Resource Centre, St John the Baptist, Clontarf Road
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The talk looks at the land on which St Lawrence Rd is built and its connections to the Earls of Howth. It traces the history of the road from the commencement of building works in 1872 to its completion in the early 20th century, and in particular, the construction of terraces on the road (which preceded the current numbering system) with names such as’ The Mall’, ‘Hope’, ‘Aloysius’, ‘Laird’, ‘Victoria’, ‘Zetland’ and others.  The presentation also looks the history of two particular houses, and finally it examines the Thoms Directory records and what they reveal about Victorian life on the road.

Frank Walsh is a successful business consultant who lives on St. Lawrence Road. His strong interest in local history prompted him to research the history of the road.