16 & 17 HARCOURT STREET
In 1852 Newman came to Ireland to deliver his series of lectures entitled “Discourse of the Scope and Nature of University Education”. Initially he stayed at 22 Dorset Street, now sadly demolished. After a fortnight there, he was invited by Dr. James Quinn, a Dublin priest, later Archbishop of Brisbane, Australia, to move to 16 Harcourt Street. Newman was very pleased with his new accommodation. “He offered me a beautiful room with a chandelier and perhaps pagan alto-reliefs on the walls. It opens into another large room, which will almost always be at my service as a reception room.” It was here that his housekeeper rearranged his papers from order of use to order of size.