Dublin:Upper Sackville Street
(Upper O'Connell Street)

Facade of the Dublin Hammam

< Photo: Postcard in the collection of the Victorian Turkish Baths Project

Close-up of main entrance Hammam logo

Logo of the hotel and baths

Entrance signs:
'Turkish baths' on arch;
'Hammam Hotel' above

Reverse of postcard

Dr Richard Barter's second Turkish bath in Dublin. It was built as an extension at the rear of a typically Georgian building, then known as Reynold's Hotel, situated at numbers 11 and 12 Upper Sackville Street, and now known as Upper O'Connell Street.

The baths were built behind the hotel which had thirty bedrooms. These, and the public rooms, were refurbished and the establishment renamed the Hammam Family Hotel and Turkish Baths in 1869.

The hotel and baths were destroyed on 5 July 1922 during the civil war. Although the proprietor claimed compensation from the Town Clerk amounting to 100,000 the Hammam never reopened. A new edifice stands on the site today and, significantly, is named Hammam Buildings.

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The Dublin Hammam, Upper Sackville Street

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