WHELAN, LAURENCE *
- Born: - Died: -
Carpenter and builder, of Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory from 1797 until 1814. According to the recollections of his fellow tradesmen, writing in 1834,(1) he had been in good business at the time of the Act of Union and had employed four men. He was also a publican but had died 'very poor'.
Addresses: 60 Fleet Street, 1797; 20 Digges Street, 1798-1810; 23 Digges Street, 1811-1814.
(1) Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31; this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.