Winter Talks Marlay House, Kingstown - The Second Decade

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Winter Talks Marlay House, Kingstown - The Second Decade
Kingstown

Contact Person

James O'Sullivan
Heritage Events Co-Ordinator

Telephone

01-2047011

Date

13th Feb 2019

Time

Marlay House Wednesday 13th February 7pm

Location

Rathfarnham

Cost

Free

Event Description

Marlay House
Wednesday 13th February 7pm

Kingstown - the second decade (1831-1841) - the development frenzy continues By the start of the second decade, the residents and developers of Kingstown were confident enough to seek that the town might become the
port of Dublin.That project failed, but many others succeeded. In this
decade in Kingstown,they developed the railway, built many more houses
and terraces, developed cultural, sporting and leisure facilities,
installed gas lighting, opened many more schools, churches, and set up
local government in the form of the Kingstown Town Commissioners. By
the end of this decade, many considered it to be a town of great merit, but William Makepeace Thackaray, the well-travelled poet and travel
writer considered it “shoddy”, perhaps reflecting the appearance of
many hastily constructed buildings.

Talks are free. Must be pre-booked via email: dlrheritageevents@dlrcoco.ie

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