Theatre steam

The Abbey Theatre has announced that it has bought Nos 15–17 Eden Quay, Dublin 1. No 15 was the address of the main offices of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company.

From the Dublin Almanac of 1845

The company crest is said to be still on the wall. Abbey Street Old seems to run between the two premises; no doubt there will be some means of avoiding any problem.

I wish the Abbey Theatre well in its extension, but I hope it will find some way of honouring the memory of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company and of the underrecognised Charles Wye Williams.

4 responses to “Theatre steam

  1. Brian,
    The last time I passed by Eden Quay, the CDSPCo Crest was still an integral part of the building. Retention of the frontage including the crest as part of planning permission would be desirable.

  2. Good; thanks. I have written to the Abbey asking that they honour the CoDSPCo in their new arrangements. bjg

  3. Link to a post on my website, with a photo of the crest taken 28th September 2012.
    http://industrialheritageireland.info/WordPress/?p=7173

  4. Excellent; many thanks. bjg

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