PHOTOGRAPHED BECAUSE I LIKE THE COLOURS – DERELICT BUILDING EAST ARRAN STREET
This building is behind or beside, depending on your point of view, a restored building at 18 Ormond Quay. I assume that it is 67 East Arran Quay. Today, I photographed it because I liked to colours.
During 2017-2021, Dublin Civic Trust has undertaken a wholesale refurbishment of the exterior of 18 Ormond Quay Upper, as well as initial refurbishment of the interiors which continues. The next phase involves the condolidation and conservation of the rear building at 67 Arran Street East.
18 Upper Ormond Quay and its rear attendant house at 67 East Arran Street comprise a pair of intact merchant premises of differing dates. The front house to the river, built in a conservative late Georgian idiom, dates to 1843, whilst the rear house comprises a much older building of c.1760-1770 date. Various sources cite No. 67 as the first home of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy.