Bram Stoker's Dublin

Bram Stoker’s birthplace, 15 Marino Crescent, in Clontarf, which was at that time a suburb of Dublin. The Crescent was built in 1792 as a crescent moon shaped row of twenty-six four-story Georgian style houses. Bram’s parents moved here in 1845, before the birth of their eldest son, Thornley.

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Parlour at 15 Marino Crescent

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Artane Lodge Bram’s family moved from Clontarf to Killester and Artane Lodge when Bram was two years old

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The Four Courts of Dublin on the River Liffey, 1846.

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The Long Room, The Library of Trinity College Dublin

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The Shelbourne Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green, elegant today, elegant yesterday…where in 1876 Bram Stoker and Henry Irving began a lifelong friendship.

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St. Stephen’s Green, ca. 1890

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The ornate facade, second from the left above, and the pink building to the right, 7 St. Stephen’s Green house a Topshop today. In 1877, Bram Stoker lived above the ground floor grocery and wine shop located in 7, St. Stephen’s Green.

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Sackville Street and O’Connell Bridge

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Sackville Street, pictured in 1878, the year Bram Stoker married Florence Balcombe and moved to London.

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The Ireland of Bram’s youth was a place of leprechauns, selkies, faeries, banshees, and…bloodsuckers

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College Green, 1890’s.

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Grafton Street. National Library of Ireland Collection

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Horse-drawn bathing box, of the type that was common on the beach at Clontarf. This photo was taken in the late 1800’s

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Bram’s younger brothers, Richard and George, both graduated from King and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, known after 1890 as Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

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Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin ca. 1890

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Gate to Archbishop Marsh’s Library, Ireland’s first public library (1701)

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The record of books checked out by Bram Stoker of Friday the 13th of July 1866

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