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Marino Crescent
An Corrán
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A view east along Marino Crescent in January 2020
Other name(s) Marino Terrace, Fairview Crescent, The Crescent
Former name(s) Ffolliott's Crescent
Namesake Marino, Dublin
Length 240 m (790 ft)
Location Dublin, Ireland
Postal code D03
Coordinates Coordinates: 53°21′52.28″N 6°13′44.69″W / 53.3645222°N 6.2290806°W / 53.3645222; -6.2290806
east end Howth Road
south end Clontarf Road
Construction
Completion 1792
Other
Known for Georgian Dublin, Bram Stoker, Harry Boland
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Bram Stoker's former residence at Number 15 The Crescent

Marino Crescent (Irish: An Corrán, meaning The Sickle) is a Georgian crescent of 26 houses at the junction of Marino, Fairview and Clontarf in Dublin 3, Ireland. It is the only Georgian crescent in Dublin.

History

The crescent was built by Charles Ffolliott in 1792 as a spite wall to block the view of Dublin Bay from the Casino at Marino, which was much coveted by the Earl of Charlemont, James Caulfield of Marino House. The terrace was built with red brick front finishes in a similar method to Mountjoy Square and Merrion Square however, owing to the fashion of the time the fronts were plastered over during the Regency period and all of the facades remain in the same state as of 2020.

All of the houses are three-storey over basement properties and all are two bay with the exception of the two largest central houses, numbers 13 and 14, which are three bay.

Number 26 Marino Crescent was demolished in the 1980s to make way for a faux Georgian block of apartments known as Crescent House. The remaining 25 houses on the terrace are listed on the Record of Protected Structures.

Bram Stoker Park

The originally private Marino Crescent Park garden square in front of the crescent is now a public park having been acquired by Dublin corporation in the 1980s. It was officially renamed Bram Stoker Park by Dublin City Council in the 2010s but retains its private feel due to a wall and trees surrounding most of the park with the original Georgian fencing surrounding the remainder facing the houses.

Closing times range from an earliest of 16.30 in December and January to a latest of 21.30 in June and July.

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