Rathgar, Dublin

19Aug11

Here is a snapshot of our residence in the suburban village of Rathgar, County Dublin.  As I have mentioned in earlier blogs, besides being the birthplace of James Joyce, Rathgar also was was a favourite residential area of the British bureaucrats who oversaw Ireland.  Note that the architectural style is mostly Georgian or Queen Anne. And almost always red brick.

Also note the beautifully painted Georgian doors which are ubiquitous in Dublin as are the fan windows above the doors.

These houses were usually of three floors, two for the family and the ground (or slightly below ground),  for staff and kitchen.

Horses and buggies would have been stored in sheds behind the houses, or further along the street, accessed by laneways. There was a tram and a train which made the bureaucrat’s commuting to Dublin easier.

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