Mary is delighted that 55 Amiens Street will benefit from €50,000 funding from Historic Structures Fund Irish Language Shopfront Scheme.
No. 55 Amiens Street is a building of great historic significance due to its connection with the Irish Republican, Tom Clarke, who operated a tobacconist here from 1908 – 1911. Today’s funding will contribute to the conservation and restoration of the original Irish-language shopfront, while supporting the structural works necessary to safeguard this part of the building. It will also assist with the reinstatement of the gilded signwriting on the shop windows. The funded works will help commemorate an important era of Irish history and are part of an overall plan to bring this historic, protected building back into use. The project is being overseen by Dublin City Council and, on completion, the building will house community, cultural and social enterprise.