Thomas Street D8

Emmeline Henderson

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2001, Dublin Civic Trust,                                                                                                           81 pages

Thomas Street is one of the oldest streets in Dublin, corresponding to the eastern terminus of the great Slige Mor, one of Ireland's four ancient highways. In the medieval period it developed into the most important street in the western suburb of Dublin, lined with timber cage-work houses and later brick dwellings in the gabled 'Dutch Billy' style. The strong mercantile and industrial tradition of the 18th and 19th centuries can still be seen today in the impressive array of commercial buildings that line the street, interspersed with modest townhouses and fine historic churches. Discover the story of St. Thomas's Abbey, Power's Distillery and the exploits of the Wide Streets Commission. This book will bring you on a journey through the social and architectural history of Thomas Street.