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History of Suffolk St

St Andrews Church


Dublin Tourism Office - St Andrews Church

Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and was founded in 1592. It is located in the heart of Dublin and the famous book of Kells is housed within its walls.


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The area of Suffolk Street has for over 1,000 years played a vital administrative, commercial and cultural role in Dublin’s history.

In Viking times the Norse “Thingmote” or Parliament was located on Suffolk Street. This was an earthen mound standing 12 metres high and with a circumference of over 73 metres.  This mound was used by the Danes as a place where their laws were promulgated. Later King Henry II had a temporary palace built at the mound for his meeting in 1172 with the Irish Chiefs. Here he received submissions from several Irish Chiefs and entertained them with military displays Later in Medieval times it served as a place for public entertainment and even executions. In 1681 it was levelled by order of the Chief Justice and the earth was removed and used to raise the level of nearby Nassau Street to prevent flooding.

In the eighteen century Suffolk Street was a much sought after commercial and residential area. Today the street is a busy commercial street being adjacent to Grafton Street, Dublin’s premier shopping street, St Andrews Church, the site of Dublin’s tourism office and Trinity College.


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