History of Morehampton Townhouse

Rev. Thomas Stack was the first occupant of Morehampton Townhouse.  He was resident in the property from 1865 to 1868. The Rev Stack was registrar of Trinity College Dublin which was founded in 1592 and in 1882 he announced that the Board of Trinity College was to hand over the famous Cook collection to the National Museum.

The Cook collection was a compilation of documents arising from Captain Cooks voyages in the 1750s. (On 3rd September 1862 a daughter was born to Rev Stack s wife in house directly across the road. They may have moved into the area and were waiting for the completion on construction of Morehampton House. The announcement of the birth of his daughter is reported in the Cork Examiner newspaper)

John Radcliffe who was pro-vice chancellor of Trinity college resided in Morehampton house in 1869. He was a founder member of the Irish institute of engineers.

In 1875 Ms Harriett Abbott purchased 78 Morehampton Road from Mr John Radcliffe Esq.

Morehampton House was a select boarding school for young girls from 1875 until 1923.

In 1875 Ms Harriett Abbott purchased 78 Morehampton Road from Mr John Radcliffe Esq.  Ms Abbott opened a Select School for Young Ladies and she remained here until 1883.  In 1923 it was changed to a boarding school for your ladies and remained as a until school 1923.
Morehampton House is described in Toms of 1880 as having a Ms. Harriet Abbot which was a select school at Morehampton House.

1900: No.’s 76 and 78 are described as a select school for young ladies, Morehampton House and it is the name of Misses G. and E. Wade.

Morehampton Townhouse History

This history has been taken from Thoms Directory from 1864 to 1957 and was compiled from Dublin Library and Archive in Pearse Street Dublin 2 on 5 and 6th July 2010

Thom’s directory 1864
Morehampton Road is described as Donnybrook Road and the house numbers not listed.
Thom’s directory 1865
Morehampton Road is described as Donnybrook Road and the house numbers not listed
Thom’s directory 1866
70 Morehampton Road is now to I presume replaced Donnybrook Road occupant is Rev. Thomas Stack DD FTCD
Thom’s directory 1867
70 Morehampton Road occupant is Rev. Thomas Stack DD FTCD
Name index for this year shows
Rev Thomas Stack DD FTCD, 70 Morehampton Road, St Caterines Park, Lucan And Hillsborough.
Thom’s directory 1868
70 Morehampton Road occupant is Rev. Thomas Stack DD FTCD
This the last year this person is listed as occupant. For 1869 he is resident in Thorndale, Drumcondra.
Thom’s directory 1869
70 Morehampton Road occupant is John Radcliffe Esq.
Thom’s directory 1870 -72
70 Morehampton Road occupant is Mrs. Radcliffe
Thom’s directory 1871
70 Morehampton Road occupant is Mrs. Radcliffe
Thom’s directory 1873
70 Morehampton Road occupant is Vacant.
Thom’s directory 1875
70 Morehampton Road occupant is Miss H Abbott Select School
The index of names shows Miss Harriett Abbott at this address.
Thom’s directory 1881
67-70 Morehampton Road occupant is Miss H Abbott Miss Harnett Select School Morehampton house
Thom’s directory 1883 - 1890
68-70 Morehampton Road occupant is Patton Misses A and M Select School Morehampton house.
Thom’s directory 1910
76 -78 Morehampton Road occupant is Wade Misses G and E Select School 
For young ladies Morehampton house
Thom’s directory 1920
76 -78 Morehampton Road occupant is Misses Molyneux and Irving Boarding and Day school
Thom’s directory 1923
78 Morehampton Road ceased as a school.
Thom’s directory 1925 
78 Morehampton Road occupant is P Macarton
Thom’s directory 1935
78 Morehampton Road occupant is P Macarton
Thom’s directory 1937 - 1955
78 Morehampton Road occupant is KM O Sullivan Morehampton House
Thom’s directory 1956
78 Morehampton Road occupant is An Oige Head Office Morehampton Housed