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Mahaffy House, Dublin City – Restored Home of Oscar Wilde’s Tutor

Photographs by James Fennell. In 1967, Dublin socialite Desiree Shortt was bidden to dinner on the city’s northside. Her host directed her attention to a dilapidated redbrick townhouse nearby. He told her it once belonged to Oscar Wilde’s tutor, Sir John Mahaffy. In the early years of the Irish Free State, the once fashionable neighbourhood […]
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