History of Morehampton Townhouse

Welcome to Morehampton Townhouse

The Townhouse is a heritage property and is designated by Dublin City Council as a protected structure.

Most of the Townhouse is original and as it was in 1865 - The railings outside / the front door / the stairs & bannisters / the floors / the windows and shutters are all of the period.

In 1865* The Rev. Thomas Stack was the first occupant of Morehampton Townhouse.   The Rev Stack was registrar of Trinity College Dublin.
      *In 1865

  • The American Civil War ends with the surrender of the Confederate States.
  • July 4 1865 the 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published.
  • Queen Victoria is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated for his 2nd term as US president.

In 1875 Ms. Harriett Abbott purchased 78 Morehampton Road and Morehampton Townhouse was a select boarding school from 1875 until 1923.

Limited modern alterations have taken place in keeping with the building and modern living. Structural changes such as the installation of evaluator is not allowed due to the impact on the building.  To keep the property maintained and in good condition we have an ongoing maintenance program to keep the building in the condition recommended by our city council.

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