Victorian Rathmines grandeur has links to the viceroys of Ireland

Built in 1859 to architect and civil engineer Edward Carson’s plans, this characterful home retains many of its original features

Number 10 Grosvenor Road in Rathmines provides an opportunity for buyers seeking a characterful period home in a quiet location yet within walking distance of St Stephen’s Green

Irish history is never entirely straightforward, often running contrary to strongly held perceptions. One of these centres around the complex figure of Sir Edward Carson, stalwart unionist politician and barrister whose 12-foot statue stands imposingly outside Stormont.

It’s one of those ironies that the Dublin-born Carson, avowed campaigner for maintaining Ireland’s union with Britain, is noted to have been a fluent Irish speaker and even to have played an early form of hurling during his ...