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Where you can find the London addresses that were important to famous Irish people and of people who were important to Ireland.

Two writers and a meteorologist

SHAW George Bernard, writer and dramatist (born Dublin 1856 died 1950)
lived here from 1887 to 1898 – 29 Fitzroy Square, W1 (Warren Street, Great Portland Street)

BEAUFORT Sir Francis, developer of the wind force scale, (born Navan, Co Meath 1774 died 1857)
lived here, 51 Manchester Street, W1 (Bond Street, Baker Street)
He is buried in the church gardens of St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Rd E5 0PD (Hackney Central/ London Overground)

YEATS William Butler, poet and dramatist (born Dublin 1865 died 150 years ago 1939)
lived here – 23 Fitzroy Road, NW1 and his poem,’ The Lake Isle of Inisfree’ conceived on The Strand, featured the line that inspired the name of this blog.


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