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In pics: Iconic public toilet demolished in Dublin

The location had been put up for auction last year but the decision was later made to tear down the structure which has been derelict for a number of years.

Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A PUBLIC TOILET built decades ago in Dublin has been demolished.

The well known structure, one of 70 public toilets in Dublin, was located across the road from the RDS, at the junction of Anglesea Road and Merrion Road.

Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

These public conveniences – some built over 100-years-ago – stretched from Harolds Cross to Howth. They were frequently used back when they were first built, as many people in Dublin did not have an indoor toilet and some had none at all.

As recently as 1990, there were still 33 staff working as public toilet attendants and some remained opened for part of the 90s, including those on O’Connell Street and Stephen’s Green. However these were eventually closed too.

Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Dublin City Council put the location up for auction last year but the decision was later made to demolish the building and the work was carried out yesterday.

Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

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