Grattan Bridge is located at the end of Capel Street & links to the Dublin Quays & Parliament Street.
Originally named the Essex Bridge & built in 1676, it was rebuilt in 1755 to cope with increased traffic in the capital & widened on the plan of
London's Westminster bridge. (The building expenses amounted to Stg £ 20,661). In 1874 the bridge was reopened & renamed Grattan Bridge after Irish parlimentarian Henry Grattan - (1746-1820).
Grattan Bridge image & River Liffey Dublin, Sunlight Chambers building is to the right of picture.
Sunlight Chambers building.
Photos of the decorative inlay on the Sunlight Chambers building on the corner of Parliament Street Dublin.
Built in 1902, the Italianate style building was originally the headquarters for the Lever Brothers detergent company & their product Sunlight Soap. The friezes depict people in various settings washing & cleaning using Sunlight soap.
Sunlight Chambers Italianate style building & wall friezes depicting people using Sunlight soap.
Photos © Brendan Doyle & irelandposters.
Henry Grattan statue & 1930's College Green Dublin city centre.
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Capel Street 1797.
James Malton print.