Pub life in eighteenth-century Dublin

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We have been looking into what alcoholic drinks were consumed in eighteenth-century Dublin ahead of Saturday’s pub crawl and we thought we would share some of our findings with you. Beer and porter seem to be the most widely consumed drinks in the city. There would have been a recognizable class distinction in the Continue reading Pub life in eighteenth-century Dublin

William III’s Chair

William III's Chair

On Sunday, 6 July 1690 (o.s.), a thanksgiving was held in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin to celebrate William III’s victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne (which took place on 1 July 1690 (o.s.) or 12 July 1690 (n.s.), depending on what calendar you prefer).

If you go to Continue reading William III’s Chair

Summer fieldwork: the Huguenot Cemetery

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I was recently involved in organising a conference on Death in Glasnevin Museum (Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin 1500-2000), along with Ciaran Wallace of Trinity College Dublin, as part of the City of Dublin Research Group. Following on from this I am doing some research into death and the physical landscape which Continue reading Summer fieldwork: the Huguenot Cemetery

Resources: Rocque’s Survey of Dublin 1757

If you have a bit of time to spare today, you should check out John Rocque’s A Survey of the City, Harbour, Bay and Environs of Dublin (London, 1757) available to view and download on Gallica. For anyone not already familiar with Gallica, it is a resource that provides access to Continue reading Resources: Rocque’s Survey of Dublin 1757