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Dublin Sights

Newman House

  • 85–86 St. Stephen's Green Map It
  • Educational Institution

Updated 04/29/2014

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One of the finest examples of Georgian Dublin, Newman House is actually two imposing town houses joined together. The earlier of the two, No. 85 St. Stephen's Green (1738), has two landmarks of Irish Georgian style: the Apollo Room, decorated with stuccowork depicting the sun god and his muses; and the magnificent Saloon, crowned with an exuberant ceiling aswirl with cupids and gods, created by the Brothers Lafranchini–the finest stuccadores (plaster-workers)

of 18th-century Dublin. Next door at No. 86 (1765), the staircase, set against pastel walls, is one of the city's most beautiful Rococo examples—with floral swags and musical instruments picked out in cake-frosting white. To explore the rich history and architecture of the houses you must join a guided tour. At the back of Newman House hides Dublin's "secret garden."

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Sight Information

Address:

85–86 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • House €5
  • Tours June–Aug., Tues.–Fri. at 2, 3, and 4

Updated 04/29/2014

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