Browsing Month April, 2013

Fashion on Grafton Street

By at April 25, 2013 | 2:45 pm | 0 Comment

Grafton Street is the perfect location for shopping, with a wide variety of fashion stores catering for both those looking for designer labels and shoppers who want the best of high street fashion. Men, women and children will have no trouble finding what they are searching for in one of the many retail and department stores that line Dublin’s premier shopping

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The History of Grafton Street, 1708 – Today

By at April 25, 2013 | 2:36 pm | 0 Comment

Grafton Street was established in 1708 by the Dawson’s, a wealthy Dublin family. The street was named after Henry Fitzroy, the first Duke of Grafton. It began as a residential street which was a popular address among Dublin’s more affluent citizens during the eighteenth century. In 1758 the famous Whytes Academy was established, an English Grammar School. Many

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Do you know the Pigeon Man?

By at April 24, 2013 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Grafton Street is renowned for its creative and entertaining street performers. One of Grafton Street's best known performers is the living statue known as the 'Pigeon Man' who delights and intrigues the people on Grafton Street with his ability to attract pigeons down from the surrounding rooftops to land on him. This short film gives a personal insight into the life

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About Grafton Street

Grafton Street was named after Henry FitzRoy, The 1st Duke of Grafton, he was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area and was developed from a country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named.

Grafton Street runs from the top of St. Stephen's Green to (Trinity) College Green.