A Brewery at Mountjoy? Now that would be happiness! Of all the names for a prison, "Mountjoy", the Hill of Happiness? This particular one intrigues me as it has much of the appearance of the prison but would seem to be too close to the road...
With thanks to B-59
we have confirmation that Mountjoy Brewery was some distance from the prison on Russell Street - east along the canal and just over the bridge from Croke Park. Many of the brewery's buildings stood until the latter half of the 20th century, but the larger ones we see here were demolished and replaced with 1970s and 1980s commercial/office buildings...
Photographer: Thomas H. Mason
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
NLI Ref: M56/56
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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