THE ROTUNDA MATERNITY HOSPITAL, PARNELL STREET
The first lying-in hospital in Ireland or the United Kingdom was founded by Bartholomew Mosse in 1757. Newman delivered his first series of lectures in the Rotunda Assembly Rooms which are now part of the hospital (right of the picture, behind the trees). During his lecture he was discommoded by the band of the 81st Regiment playing at a St. Vincent de Paul Bazaar in a nearby room. He was, however, pleased with his lecture: “the lecture, I suppose thanks to Our Lady, has been a hit”.