How well do you know Dublin?

Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:19 pm

Gardiner and Abbey streets both have Lower, Middle and Upper sections. Mountjoy Street used to have all three, but I think Upper and Lower are now just called Mountjoy Street.

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:37 pm

Seamus O'G wrote:
Which is the only pub in Dublin which has an entrance on 3 different streets/roads?


Hanlons on the NCR?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:43 pm

As far as I know, there is still a middle Mountjoy Street - I just did a google search and it came up with, e.g. , an Irish Times article about a property on the street in October '05.

Hanlon's it is indeed - doors on Old Cabra Road, North Circular Road and Annamoe Road.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby phil » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:49 pm

Seamus O'G wrote:As far as I know, there is still a middle Mountjoy Street - I just did a google search and it came up with, e.g. , an Irish Times article about a property on the street in October '05.


There is still a Middle Mountjoy Street.

At one point there was Lower, Middle and Upper Liffey Street
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:50 pm

The other pub question has me racking my brains
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby LOB » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:05 pm

Which is the only pub in Dublin to run the entire length of a street?

Bodkins on Yarnhall Street :)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:11 pm

So what's the third street with a Lower, Middle and Upper?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:14 pm

LOB wrote:Which is the only pub in Dublin to run the entire length of a street?

Bodkins on Yarnhall Street :)



good call... should have figured that one myself
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:15 pm

Bodkins it is - well known to many architects:)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:25 pm

Andrew Duffy wrote:So what's the third street with a Lower, Middle and Upper?

Andrew, I think we're going with Mountjoy, Gardiner and Abbey. I'm interested to hear from Phil that there used to be a Middle Liffey Street - I wonder was that the section between Abbey Street and Great Strand Street or was there a street through what is now the ILAC centre?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby phil » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:20 pm

Seamus O'G wrote:Andrew, I think we're going with Mountjoy, Gardiner and Abbey. I'm interested to hear from Phil that there used to be a Middle Liffey Street - I wonder was that the section between Abbey Street and Great Strand Street or was there a street through what is now the ILAC centre?


According to John Rocque's 1756 map the street now referred to as Upper Liffey Street was called Middle Liffey Street and Upper Liffey Street ran up between Mary Street/Henry Street and Great Britain Street (Parnell Street), where the Ilac is. Does anyone know when it went? Was it there until the Ilac was built? Coles lane also ran parallel to this as far as what is now Parnell St, but is now the other entrance to the Ilac.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby PVC King » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:32 pm

Middle Gardiner Street runs from Parnell St/Summerhill to Mounjoy Square
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:36 pm

Here's some easy ones..

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3
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:43 pm

phil wrote:According to John Rocque's 1756 map the street now referred to as Upper Liffey Street was called Middle Liffey Street and Upper Liffey Street ran up between Mary Street/Henry Street and Great Britain Street (Parnell Street), where the Ilac is. Does anyone know when it went? Was it there until the Ilac was built? Coles lane also ran parallel to this as far as what is now Parnell St, but is now the other entrance to the Ilac.


Yeah I think Upper Liffey Street was snuffed out by the ILAC
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby PVC King » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:48 pm

6. 19-21 College Green also known as pen corner
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:03 pm

Yup
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby ctesiphon » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:09 pm

Is 4 in the docklands? Hannover Quay or thereabouts?

I'm intrigued by 2.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:19 pm

Yeah 4 is hanover quay i reckon
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby PVC King » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:26 pm

Yer mans Gaff
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:26 pm

Correct!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:26 pm

Thomond Park wrote:Yer mans Gaff


who lives there?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby ctesiphon » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:00 am

I know Harry Crosbie lives in the neighbourhood, but don't know precisely where. Maybe TP was referring to him.

Is 2 also in the docklands vicinity? Something about the juxtaposition would suggest it.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:18 am

It might be that warehouse that looks out over the Grand Canal basin, with one of the new buildings on Barrow Street behind it.

I reckon 5 is the Pepper Canister on Mount Street.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:26 am

Seamus O'G wrote:I reckon 5 is the Pepper Canister on Mount Street.


Correct, well spotted.

Seamus O'G wrote:It might be that warehouse that looks out over the Grand Canal basin, with one of the new buildings on Barrow Street behind it.


Correctish. It's acually boxed in by a new office development. You can no longer see it from the street or the basin.

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You can access it by wandering down this hidden alleyway like I did.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:19 am

What an ugly building ^

Presumably 1 is so recognisable for all as to render it unnecessary to be commented on :)
I've always liked their floodlighting - one of the few, is not the only building in the city that uses what appears to be regular tungsten lamps: they generate a nice warm but clear glow unlike nasty sodium.

3 is Iveagh Play House. 5 was very well spotted - would never have got that! The stonework and its condition is strikingly similar to St. Georges.
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