As we have already for other estates, we will shortly list the tenants of Linen Hall Square from another age. Meanwhile we reproduce here a short article that originally appeared two generations ago, extolling the new working class residences.
‘Upwards of 370 people once housed in slums now have what are probably the most unique homes in
For the initial part of its lifetime Linen Hall Square was the location of the White Linen Hall, or exchange. Merchants met here to bargain for the linen woven on hand looms all over the country. For a few decades trade flourished, the linen being exported direct by sailing ship to all parts of the world. Political, market and economic conditions unfavourable to the Irish linen trade then saw a decline.
Shortly after the
In 1927 the Urban Council acquired the Barracks and at a cost of c.