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The redoubtable traveller and photographer Mr. French has decided to stay close to home for this beautifully sharp image of Grosvenor Hall and it's environs in Rathmines. The hall itself is an impressive edifice with it's church like look but I really like the house beside it standing all alone in the land of Georgian terraces.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_07275

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Nov/2021 09:00:21

    Still as pretty as a picture! In 2017 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/34749488562/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Nov/2021 09:11:31

    The house next door has recently been titivated - see the timeline on streetview - goo.gl/maps/mFTU3vZaVNyoVV8f7

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Nov/2021 09:16:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That cost a penny or two!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Nov/2021 09:22:14

    History, including - "For a period, the church was used by the Plymouth Brethren, whose presence in the area continues at Rathmines Gospel Hall. The Baptists returned to Grosvenor Road in 1942." See - www.patrickcomerford.com/2019/06/a-dublin-baptist-church-...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Nov/2021 09:52:22

    1878 description of the goings on at Grosvenor Hall - www.brethrenarchive.org/people/henry-wingfield-figgis/art...

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/Nov/2021 10:51:42

    Hall as in Gospel Hall, hence it doesn't just look like a church; It basically is one.

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Nov/2021 11:48:13

    The preacher on 28th February 1875 was Henry Ambrose Mandeville, father of Winifred Mandeville who featured 10 years ago (Irish Times 27/2/1875) Irish Times 27 Feb 1875 Winifred Mandeville Miss Mandeville

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Nov/2021 13:28:09

    Grosvenor Hal on the 25' of 1907 arcg.is/9XTPj0 Drop in for the Christmas carol service followed by homemade mince pies. If that doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit nothing will.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Nov/2021 15:21:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Winifred is fondly remembered.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Nov/2021 17:40:04

    The trams ran along Kenilworth road behind the hall, but I can't tell whether there are or are not overhead wires in this shot. The tramlines generally came with electric streetlights, but I don't know if the streetlights spread into neighbouring Grosvenor Road. (I read an SF book called The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A.E. Van Vogt as a child in which the hero was called Grosvenor, and I pronounced it Grozvenor in my head for many years.)

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Nov/2021 18:30:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Not sure if the trams lines would be visible as on far right. The electric tram ran there from 1899 - 1940, although the track was still on Kenilworth Rd in my childhood. That cute little house on the left sold for €1.45m back in 2014, "in need of refurbishment" Grosvenor (/ˈɡroʊvənər/) is a surname derived from Hugh Le Grand Veneur, a member of a Norman French family that aided William the Conqueror in 1066. "Le Grand Veneur" literally means "the Master Huntsman" in French, an elevated title in William's 11th-century French court. A little history www.patrickcomerford.com/2019/06/a-dublin-baptist-church-...

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Nov/2021 18:31:19

    Dog News Less than a year before he preached at Grosvenor Hall, Henry A Mandeville of Anner Castle was fined 2s 6d (+1s costs) by Tipperary magistrates for having in his possession two dogs, such dogs not being duly licensed and registered. But Waterford dog licensing records show that in 1892 he paid £5 10s 6d to license 5 Yorkshire terriers.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Nov/2021 21:07:58

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Very good.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 01/Dec/2021 09:00:23

    Superb!!