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
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 ...