Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Leeson St - Fitzwilliam Place - Fitzwilliam Square - Fitzwilliam St - Merrion Square - Holles St Hospital.On the N side of Fitzwilliam Place, houses run from Leeson St to Kingram Place (i.e. not as far as Fitzwilliam Square).
43 Fitzwilliam Place was acquired by James O'Mara c.1918.
is just a normal looking Georgian building.
The O'Maras lived here throughout the Troubles.
When James and his wife were in the US, 1920-21, their children Pat and Steen let the house be used as a safe house for IRA men and Sinn Fein leaders on the run. It was raided a number of times by the British but no one was caught.
Through Dick Lavelle, explosives were hidden in the stables, which also survived a British search.
The O'Maras moved to Killiney c.1925.
Stables at back now gone (now mews, used for offices).
Now premises of Thomson Round Hall Ltd, legal publishers.
Maureen O'Mara, 43 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin.
Agnes Cashel at 43 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, Jan 1922.
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