Excursions Through Ireland (volume 1); Comprising Topographical And Historical Delineations Of Each…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byThomas Cromwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820. Excerpt: ... EXCURSION V. Through the Parishes of St. Paul, St. Michan, St. Mary, St. George, and St. Thomas. The parish of St. Paul, the first, north of the Liffey, which has been introduced to the notice of the reader, is of some importance, considered as to the number of its inhabitants; (who in 1814 were estimated at 9560, the houses at 746;) and contains, among other public buildings, the Royal Barracks, not to be surpassed in Europe, for extent, and grandeur of architecture. These barracks, erected by government in the year 1706, occupy an elevated site on the bank opposite to that where stands the parish of St. James, through,which we had conducted the reader at the close of the foregoing Excursion. Their situation, if we regard only its salubrity, is excellent, and possesses a commanding view both of the city and adjacent country, with the Wicklow Mountains in the distance. They consist of four squares, of which the Royal Square is the principal, and that most embellished: altogether, they are adapted to accommodate 5000 men. Contiguous to the barracks is the Blue-coat Hospital, originally an extensive but irregular building situated more eastward, and fronting Queen-street, but since rebuilt on its present site in a style of extreme elegance. The date of the first erection was 167O; shortly after which Charles the Second bestowed the charter, wherein was expressed, that his Majesty had "granted to the lord-mayor, sheriffs, commons, and citizens of Dublin, and their successors for ever, all that piece and parcel of ground in Oxmantown Green, near the said city, where the intended hospital and school is already built, to be held of his Majesty, as of his castle of Dublin, in free and common soccage, as a mansion-house, and place of abode, for the sustentation a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820. Excerpt: ... EXCURSION V. Through the Parishes of St. Paul, St. Michan, St. Mary, St. George, and St. Thomas. The parish of St. Paul, the f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217313620

ISBN - 13:9780217313629

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