Did A 19th-Century Brothel Tunnel Cause A Sinkhole In Dublin?

April 3, 2015 2:27 PM

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A sinkhole that opened on Dame Street in Dublin, Ireland, this week is suspected of being caused by an old tunnel lawmakers used to visit brothels. The street is seen here in 1911.

A sinkhole opened up on Dame Street in Dublin this week — and an Irish historian says a storied tunnel that allowed politicians to visit brothels in the 19th century could be to blame. The hole was measured at 6 feet deep and 2 feet wide.

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