Posted by: marthabernie | March 16, 2015

ROSS’s HOTEL, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

003This photo is from the 1920’s or 1930’s, but definitely post 1922 because the image is labeled Dun Laoghaire and not Kingstown.  Ross’s Hotel was apparently a popular one in this seaside town where the ferries landed from Holyhead, Wales.  I am not exactly sure where it was located, but someone told me recently that it has not been a hotel for many years and that it has been converted to offices or flats.  I think the hotel was there into the 1960’s but then something happened and it was no more.


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  1. Ross’s hotel was on Victoria Terrace. ( see map red X ) It was demolished in the 1970’s. Ross’s Court apartments there now.
    http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,724685,728469,7,9

    https://maps.google.ie/maps?q=Victoria+Terrace,+Dublin,+Dun+Laoghaire-Rathdown&hl=en&ll=53.291765,-6.129432&spn=0.001645,0.003449&sll=53.344403,-6.269782&sspn=0.006572,0.013797&oq=victoria+terrace+dun&hnear=Victoria+Terrace,+Dublin,+County+Dublin&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=53.291687,-6.129323&panoid=KHr_nIfk61aNDZlLI0UUdQ&cbp=12,289.27,,1,2.8

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    • THanks for the information!

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    • I’m sorry to hear that Ross’s Hotel no longer exists. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there in August 1966. The food was wonderful and the staff so friendly. I expect it was relaxed by some ugly block. That’s progress I suppose!

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      • Sorry, “relaxed” should read “replaced”.

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      • I was in Dun Loaghaire recently and I think the original building still stands, just converted into something else.

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    • Photo of Ross’s hotel
      End of mellifont ave ,it was later the Piar hotel .The wall beside the child is still there

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  2. We were married in Ross’ s Hotel Dunlaoghaire on 7th September 1974. I believe there was a fire not long after and it has not operated as a hotel since

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    • Thanks for the information. I have looked at the building since I posted the photo, and it’s definitely no longer a hotel.

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  3. I have just found a bill of my mothers, returning to Cork Jan 1945 after our house was bombed and she me and my sister stayed at Ross,s for the princely sum of 18/9d (94P) -B&B and evening meal!

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  4. Wittgenstein lived here for a year in the late 1940’s.

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  5. My wife and I had our honeymoon at Ross Hotel in July 1965.

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    • Almost 52 years ago!

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    • See my post, Re Ross’s, We were also on honeymoon in May of that year, and as my wife lived in Ross’s we popped in and saw a porter who worked for her father.

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      • Thanks for the information.

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  6. My wife’s family owned this hotel but sadly, lost it for financial reasons, Her father was Brian Ross Coldwell, His son is David Ross Coldwell and his son is Richard Ross Coldwell. My wife’s name is Nee Rosemary Erica Coldwell

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    • My husband, Gavin Coldwell, is the son of Alan Coldwell, son of Brian Ross Coldwell. We have also heard stories of their life as children in Ireland and this hotel. I think your wife may be my husband’s aunt Rosemary, who I met once on a trip with him and our daughters.

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      • Was your dad related to the Foley’s of Claddagh. Galway my grandmothers name was Mary Foley. I was listening to stories from my Aunt Kathleen Her mum was Mary. Foley. Married my father JohnMc Mahon from Galway. The story went. Her mums cousin owned Ross’s Hotel. in Dun Laoghaire. I heard this only last week found it interesting.
        Regards
        Ann Rea. N.Ireland .

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    • Hi David, a relative of my grandmother worked in the hotel, his first name was Barney but unfortunately I dont know his last name, he was married to my grandmothers aunt. He dropped dead of a heart attack at the bus stop on his way to work,. by all accounts he was a lovely man.

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  7. I was going through my Mum’s old wedding album with her today and she married my Dad here in 1st September 1954

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  8. Wittgenstein spent two years of his life writing in Dublin, and indeed these were among the most productive years of his life, as it was during this time he wrote much of his most influential work, Philosophical Investigations. From November 1948 into the summer of 1949, he lived in a small modest room at Ross’s Hotel, today known to Dubliners as the Ashling Hotel. A small plaque on the front of this hotel marks the fact that Wittgenstein boarded here. This plaque was unveiled in 1988, by John Wilson, who was then Minister for Transport and Tourism.

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  9. The Ross’s Hotel (Dun Laoghaire) I stayed in was not on the site of the Ashling Hotel. The site of Ross’s Hotel now seems to be a block of flats

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