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?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !




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