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Dublin Almanack

01/01/1776

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320 Remarkable Events. Custom- house, the like. The Council- chamber and Treasury burnt, and most of the records consumed. Col. Henry Luttrell was shot in a hackney- chair. Dr. Steevens's hospital began to be built. A statue of George I. erected on Essex- bridge.— Taken down in 1753. The market- house in Thomas- street built. Linen- hall opened. Parliament sat at the Blue- coat- hospital. Parliament- house began to be built. - Completed itt 1731. Expence 40,000/. North- wall built. St. Mark's- church, on Lazer's- hill, finished. Bridewell, the like Ring's- end- bridge, the like.. Linen scarves first used at funerals. College library finished. Burying in woollen cloth introduced. Mercer's- hospital, where St. Stephen's- ch. stood. finished. The magazine in the Phoenix- park, the like. College steeple began to be erected. As intense a frost, as perhaps was ever known here, be- gan the 29th of Dec. continued to the 8th of February. Charitable Infirmary, on the Inns- quay, re- built. First ship, laden with Irish coals, arrived from Newry. The quarter sessions for the county of Dublin, formerly held on Thursday, ordered to beheld on Tuesday. St. Patrick's hospital, for lunaticks and ideots, founded. — Opened in 1757. Circumference of Dublin, 7 and Irish miles. Groom- porter suppressed by the E. of Chesterfield. 500/. per ann. granted to the Dublin Society, by George II. on the recommendation of the same nobleman. A fine marble pillar, 30 feet high, with a Phoenix on the top, erected in the Phoenix- park, by the same. St. Werburgh's bells hung. A spire erected on St. Patrick's steeple. A man named Collin, in the E. of Meath's libertv, died on the 18th of December, aged 137 years. The Lying- in- hospital, in Britain- street, began to be built, by Dr. Bartholomew Mosse.— Opened in 1757. 175 3-
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