Townhouse Dublin Special Guest 2013
On Tuesday the 24th September 2013 The Townhouse Dublin
proprietor, Muriel O’Connor, was proud to welcome a very Special Guest, 91 year
old Sheila Dooner returned to the Georgian built Townhouse Dublin where she had
lived and played as a child during the embryotic stages of The Irish Republic.
Sheila Dooner had lived on the second floor of 46 Gardiner Street, and
she had mixed memories of happiness while also remembering the difficulties
that many families faced during the depression of the 1920s.
Sheila was joined on her
visit to The Townhouse Dublin by her two wonderful daughters who were delighted
that their Mother was able to visit her childhood home.
Sheila delighted everyone
with her story of how visitors to Number 46 Gardiner Street Dublin in the 1920s
would use the large brass door knocker to indicate which floor of the building
they wished to visit, for example, if someone wanted to visit the first floor,
they would bang the large brass knocker once against its hardwood door frame, and the
bang of the large knocker would echo through the large empty corridors and
stairways to alert the families on the first floor.
On Wednesday 25th
September 2013 Sheila Dooner and her family Gathered for a unique family
reunion, and there is no doubt that Sheila will thrill her entire family with
her memories of number 46 Gardiner Street in the 1920s.
The Townhouse Dublin was
honoured that Sheila Dooner took the time to visit her ancestral home, and Muriel
O’Connor in particular was thrilled to hear yet another chapter in the history
of Dublin’s historic Townhouse.