THE MOY IS GONE – LONG LIVE THE MOY AS THERE IS NOW A NEW BUILDING AT 12-13 DORSET STREET
Right up to the end it appeared that part the original was being preserved but that does not appear to be the case.
According to Wikipedia Playwright, Westminster Parliament member, and son of Thomas, Richard Brinsley Sheridan was born on this street at number 12 in 1751; Brinsley Sheridan’s works include The Critics and A School for Scandal.
However, nothing in Dublin is ever simple.
Recent research indicates that Richard Brinsley Sheridan was born elsewhere on Dorset Street [the confusion is due to the fact that the house numbering system changed after his birth].
Planning permission was lodged 06/03/2007 was lodged for Demolition of no. 12(a protected structure) and no. 13 Upper Dorset Street and the construction of 6 storey mixed use development comprising retail use and 9 apartments and all ancillary works. Permission was refused 03/09/2007
Plannning permission number: 2906/17 4063/08 Thursday, 25 April, 2019 – Apartment development at 12-13 Upper Dorset St consisting of 1 no. 2 bedroom apartment at basement/ lower ground floor and 1 bedroom & 2 bedroom apartment at ground floor level, 2 no. 2 bedroom apartments at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor (9 no. apartments in total), including open space to rear at lower ground floor level, balconies to rear at ground floor level and storage space at basement level.
The National Inventory Of Architectural Heritage described No. 12 as follows: “The last surviving example of a Georgian townhouse on this section of Dorset Street, it would have formed part of a terrace of similar buildings. While the group value of the building has been lost, individual significance has subsequently increased. The integrity of the building has been significantly compromised by the partial demolition/collapse of the upper storeys and is further degraded by the blocking of window openings. The solid masonry door-case is an example of quality craftsmanship characteristic of the era but only a proportion of the original ensemble remains. The playwright and Westminster M.P, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was born here in 1751.”