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My ancestors lived at 4 Williams Place, off Newfoundland Street in the Sherriff Street area of Dublin from the late 19th century to the first redevelopment in the 1930's.

I have so far being unsuccessful in locating any images of Williams Place, Newfoundland Street and Nixon Street, and just wondered if there are any suggestions as to where to look or ask.

I had a look at the digitised images on the NLI site, but no success.

Paul Masterson

Sunday 19th May 2024, 01:25AM

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  • Paul.

    Please see Report of Students and Staff of Maynooth University - Researching of a Dublin Neighborhood - Lower Sheriff Street - Topography - Google.

    Have you checked with the Ordnance Survey Office?



    Monday 20th May 2024, 12:48PM
  • McCoy,

    Thank you for the pointer. Yes I had seen the Maynooth  Uni pieces before, and very interesting they are. I may well go back and review the maps they refer to again, as it all helps with building the backstory.

    What I am really looking for though are pictures of the streets (Williams Place, Newfoundland Street & Nixon Street) and their buildings, pre 1930.

    My late father, who was the youngest of 6 was born at 4 Williams Place in February 1930, as were all of his siblings, in 1917, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1927, which is why I am trying to find pictures of the buildings in said streets.

    They briefly moved to 4 Mountjoy Square, before moving to 2 houses in Crumlin, 276 Kildare Road, & 98 Bangor Road, before finally settling at the newly built 13 Drumcliffe Drive in Cabra West. This house in Cabra remained the home for two of my fathers unmarried siblings until their deaths in 2011 & 2013.

    Paul Masterson

    Tuesday 21st May 2024, 03:10PM
  • Map showing Newfoundland street and Nixon street



    Tuesday 21st May 2024, 06:02PM
  • Eileen,

    Thank you for the map image. 

    However, what I am really looking for are pictures/images of the houses and buildings in named streets. 

    The only picture I have is the one below of my grandfather Peter Masterson standing outside the shop of C Lennox 19 Newfoundland Street. What I would like to try and find are more pictures showing the houses in Williams Place as well as others in Newfoundland Street and Nixon Street.