Is this the same building that was used as the James Joyce Chemist shop and run by volunteers? Or maybe that shop is just close by. Does anyone know what reckoning is used to say it is the oldest chop in Dublin?
This building was sold over a year ago. Prior to that it had been closed to the public for almost 10 years. When I lived over Thomas Reads I kept my eye on the building and the flooding that was taking place at the back of the premises. A lot of work was done to divert the water into Crane lane and I have been into this premises ‘The Cutlers’ on many occasions over the past few years, making sure the cabinets and interiors were still on the premises and not getting damaged. Those artifacts should be immediately handed over to the care of the relevant conservationists for safe keeping.
They include the historical ledgers, silverware and some beautiful cabinets. There were many attempts by local individuals to acquire this premises from the agents and receivers but to no avail. I personally tried to get Dublin City Council to acquire the…
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