Stories about Ha’penny Bridge
A ‘most beautiful and remarkable building’ - thus, in 1913, Hugh Lane, Irishman and art collector described his proposed new art gallery for Dublin. Lane’s plan, drawn up by his celebrated architect friend, Edwin Lutyens, was for two pavilions, each in itself a major gallery to be crowned with suitable...
Brawling and fighting is surely as old as the history of man himself. Even in this, however, the aristocracy of the 17th and 18th centuries sought to set themselves apart from the common man. While the uncivilised engaged in criminalised street fights, gentlemen fought duels. Arthur Wellesley, while Prime Minister...
by Mel Healy, Stoneybatter — 29th July 2014