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General News / November 6, 2020

Seán O’Casey home to be turned into homeless accommodation

Photo: The Irish Times
General News / November 6, 2020

Seán O’Casey home to be turned into homeless accommodation

Words: Katie Gartland

The Dublin playwright’s North Circular Road house will be new accommodation for the homeless

Dublin City Council have just bought the last Dublin home of playwright Seán O’Casey. The Council plans to turn the house on 442 North Circular Road into accommodation for the homeless people of Dublin.

However, Labour councillors are proposing the home to be turned into a centre for arts, culture and community. The councillors have been backed by a number of artists including Sabina Higgins. 

Seán O’Casey lived in the inner city Dublin home during the 1920s. He wrote three of his most famous plays including The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars in the house.