Posts by Jack Croome


The Brewer’s House at No. 10 Ardee Street

    The Brewer’s House at No. 10 Ardee Street No. 10 Ardee Street, also known as “The Brewer’s House”, is a historically significant building in Dublin’s Liberties district. Built around 1820, this three-story over basement structure served as the residence and office... 

Portrait of a Famine Queen

Portrait of a Famine Queen –Jack Coombe tells us the story of how the statue of Queen Victoria made her way from Dublin to Austraila If you’ve ever found yourself wandering around the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and its beautiful grounds you may have noticed on the upper terrace above the sunken... 

The Mystery of Dublin’s White Lady Statue

The Mystery of Dublin’s White Lady Statue – Jack Croome tells us about the recent addition to Dublin’s Culture Dublin boasts its fair share of landmarks, but among the lesser-known yet intriguing examples is that of the White Lady or the “lady on the rock” statue, sparking... 

Dublin 8 : OUR TOWN

Dublin 8 : OUR TOWN – Jack opines about Dublin’s planning decisions, our we losing our soul to poor planning? In the Dublin City Ramblers 1970s hit song “The Rare Ould Times” composed by Pete St. John and later song by the greatest of them all Sheriff streets own Luke Kelly we... 

Ireland’s Time Leap

Ireland’s Time Leap – Jack Coombe looks into Ireland’s turn to Greenwich What if I told you perhaps you aren’t always running late but maybe you’re just running on Dublin Mean Time? Before the late 19th century, time in Ireland was determined locally based on the timing of... 

A Better City 2024 Transforms Dublin’s Streets

A Better City 2024 Transforms Dublin’s Streets Dublin 8 is set to become a captivating outdoor art gallery as A Better City 2024 launches on March 15th, showcasing an array of large-scale murals and printed works by six talented artists. This initiative, spanning from Thomas Street to Crane Street... 

A Journey through Time: The History of NCAD College

A Journey through Time: The History of NCAD College Nestled in the heart of Dublin’s historic Thomas Street stands a beacon of artistic innovation and creativity the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). With a rich history spanning over 250 years Founded in 1746 as the “Dublin Society’s... 

Inchicore College: A Commanding Presence

Inchicore College: A Commanding Presence – In this article, Jack Croome tells us why he believes we are ignoring a hidden Inchicore gem Taking up a commanding presence on Emmet Road in Dublin 8, among the city’s rich tapestry of historical landmarks and modern developments lies a hidden... 

Harry Clarke and St Michael’s Church

Harry Clarke and St Michael’s Church – Jack Gorman provides us with a history of Harry Clarke and his connection with St Michael’s Church Inchicore. St Michael’s church originally built in the 19th century as a garrison church for the adjacent Richmond barracks. The barracks would... 

Dublin’s Little Italy

Dublin’s Little Italy By Jack Gorman Croome Long before Mick Wallace redeveloped Bloom Lane into the unofficially named “Italian Quarter”, Dublin already has it’s own little Italy as it was known. Dublin’s Italian community lived in the area   located between Ship Street, Chancery Lane... 
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