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1790 – Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society, Palace Street, Dublin


For years the only building on the short Palace Street which leads from Dame Street to the Lower Yard, Dublin Castle. Whether it is the vigorously incised plasterwork or the enigmatic society’s name that grabs your intention, this is a lovely building which has now, unfortunately, being flanked by a rather overbearing neighbour.

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