Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum, Dublin 2

Number Twenty Nine Lower Fitzwilliam Street, was first occupied in 1794, during a time of great change and expansion in Ireland's capital. Number Twenty Nine is Dublin's Georgian House Museum visitors to this house, are acquainted with the story of its first occupant, Mrs. Olivia Beatty who moved in, in November 1794. Mrs. Beatty, Number Twenty Nine Fitzwilliam Street however is a moderate dwelling ,with rooms which have been furnished with original artefacts as they would have been in the years 1790 to 1820. This house was first used by the Electricity Supply Board in 1928. The Board had been established the previous year. The building was then used for office purposes until the late 1980s.
ESB sponsored an exhibition of the photography and equipment of Franz Sebastian Haselbeck (1885-1973) in the Hunt Museum from 12th October - 7th November. The exhibition was very successful and featured unseen photographs from the Shannon Scheme attracting a large audience and positive reviews from the media.

Following its success in Limerick a decision has been made to invite the exhibition to No 29, ESB's Georgian House Museum from 15th November until 12th December, to facilitate its viewing by a wider Dublin audience.

Number Twenty Nine Lower Fitzwilliam Street, was first occupied in 1794, during a time of great change and expansion in Ireland's capital.

Visiting the exhibition gives young and old alike a chance to experience what life was like for the fortunate who lived in such elegant townhouses, and the less fortunate who worked in them.

 


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