#OTD in 1966 – In 19th Century Dublin, Montgomery St was the largest red-light district in Europe.

At least 1,600 ladies conducted their business and the future King Edward VII lost his virginity there. This specialisation was immortalised in the song ‘Monto’ (Take Me Up To Monto) by the Dubliners, recorded on this date. Image | Elliot Place, Dublin, c 1930s Advertisements

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#OTD in 1966 – In 19th Century Dublin, Montgomery St was the largest red-light district in Europe. At least 1,600 ladies conducted their business and the future King Edward VII lost his virginity there. This specialisation was immortalised in the song ‘Monto’ (Take Me Up To Monto) by the Dubliners, recorded on this date.

Image | Elliot Place, Dublin, c 1930s

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Midnight in Nightown

February 2nd 1922: Monto, the nickname for Europe’s biggest red light district of the era… a hub of activity in the heart of Dublin City. Stories told and secrets shared by the notorious and colourful characters of this extraordinary place; The Monto… including Honour Bright’s secret love affair with W.B. Yeats, Featuring comedy, dance, live […]

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