Selection of doorways from around Fitzwilliam Square, the smallest of Dublin's five Georgian squares. At the bottom is the older style street sign with the name 'FITZWILLIAM SQ. N.' and Irish language version Cearnóg Mac Liam T. above it.
Dublin's Georgian houses and squares are one of the most magnificent examples of city planning anywhere in the world. They arose in the 18th century and were the result of strict planning guidelines. They were originally used as private residences. After the setting up of the Irish Free State in 1922, Georgian Dublin was seen by many as 'un-Irish' and there were plans to demolish all of Merrion Square. Fitzwilliam Square East is part of a long street which once had the longest row of Georgian houses in the world. In the 1960s the central section was demolished to make way for a modern office buidling which is still there today. See the location on Multimap.
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Georgian doorways and street sign Fitzwilliam Square North, Dublin
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