Elizabeth Smith's history of Belgrave Square was first delivered to the Rathmines, Rathgar & Ranelagh Historical Society in the Rathmines Town Hall on 25th February 2010. We reproduce it here with her kind permission.
.BELGRAVE SQUARE RATHMINES
A Green Space for Young and Old
Certificate in Local History
Dublin City Public Libraries
In association with Department of History
Dr Séamus O Maitiú
Until the beginning of the 19th Century, Dublin was confined to the area between the canals but from the early 1800s onwards there was a rapid expansion of the city. More...
Until the 1830’s the area which is now Belgrave Square was a field with a river running through it from west to east. More...