This is a stunning building I’ve passed maybe a hundred times in the last year, but have only now stopped to admire. 30 Anglesea Street is home to the Children’s Research Centre of Trinity College Dublin, and the building is very striking. The front of the building notes that it was rebuilt in the year 1895.
Sean Murphy has written of the origins of the name ‘Anglesea Street’ in his excellent history of the Temple Bar area, noting that:
Anglesea Street commemorates another prominent resident of the area, Arthur Annesley, created Earl of Anglesea in 1661. This Earl was great-grandfather of James Annesley, the principal figure in the famous Anglesea peerage case who died in 1760. Notable residents of Anglesea Street included the architect Thomas Cooley, who died at his house there in 1784, and Richard Edward Mercier, publisher of Anthologia Hibernica and other works. The Irish Stock Exchange has been located in Anglesea Street since 1878.