Monday, October 11, 2010
Open House Saturday: Newman House
So Newman House is a part of UCD and forms 2 plots on St. Stephen's Green. They mostly rent it out for functions and the curator repeatedly said this was their only source of income, so I found it strange that they didn't want anyone to take photos. Here's a picture I took before they told me this! The tour was well attended so we were a little cramped in some of the rooms. There's a cool secret passage between the two separate houses. We saw the room Gerard Manly Hopkins had when he worked there (in its Catholic University of Ireland phase) and a classroom Joyce would have learnt in when he attended the university. There's a lovely view out into the Iveagh Gardens from the back of the house.