Sackville Street

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This great thoroughfare on the north side of the Liffey in central Dublin is nowadays known as O'Connell Street. But in the days of the Ascendancy it was called Sackville Street, and as such it appears frequently in Rutherfurd's second Irish book, from the 'Ascendancy' chapter onwards. At one time it contained a column supporting a statue of Nelson, but this was blown up. For the time being, a tall spike has been placed in the middle of the street.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Lost Island. About 1,000 feet south of the Rockaway shores, off the coast of Queens in New York City, a one mile long island which I make mention of in NEW YORK – called Hog Island - had by the late nineteenth century became a favourite getaway “back room business” gathering spot for some of the city’s most powerful Tamany Hall politicians, and even attracted beach resort businesses and developers. But following the infamous Hurricane of 1893, which made landfall in New York City in August of that year, the island all but disappeared under the sea, and was lost entirely by 1902. Almost a century later, following two particularly devastating storms, hundreds of artifacts from the late nineteenth century washed up on the shores of southern Long Island, believed to have come from Hog Island.




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