THERE WAS A PUB HERE KNOWN AS THE MOY HOWEVER IT WAS THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR THAT WAS IMPORTANT - MAYBE?
Nothing in Dublin is ever simple.
Last September I noticed the Moy Pub as well as the next door building was being demolished. Today there is nothing left except for a section of wall that appears to have been selected for preservation.
The official description [which may have a historic error] for the Moy site reads as follows “The last surviving example of a Georgian townhouse on this section of Dorset Street, it would have formed part of a terrace of similar buildings. While the group value of the building has been lost, individual significance has subsequently increased. The integrity of the building has been significantly compromised by the partial demolition/collapse of the upper storeys and is further degraded by the blocking of window openings. The solid masonry doorcase is an example of quality craftsmanship characteristic of the era but only a proportion of the original ensemble remains. The playwright and Westminster M.P, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was born here in 1751.”
Recent research indicates that Richard Brinsley Sheridan was born elsewhere on Dorset Street [the confusion is due to the fact that the house numbering system changed after his birth].