What about Quinn’s Lane that links Fitzwilliam Square with Leeson Street. There are still residents living there and a derelict building beside Good Mood Cafe that looks like an old school. I would love to hear the history of this place:-)
it was actually the old st vincent hospital not a school!
This lane is named after my great grandfather who was a Quinn & a mighty one at that. One of 20 brave men who turned up to this post near the hospital to fight the English in the Easter Uprising of 1916 they were expecting 200 but not the case & the English slaughtered them.
Hence I believe some streets were named after those that lost their lives so brutally.
My favourite lane in Dublin is the “Long Lane” at the side of the old Meath hospital leading onto the junction of Clanbrassil St and New St from Heytesbury St. It has perhaps the smallest house in Dublin at 19a Long Lane with the distinction of the house being built on the plot of land that was…yes; you have guessed it, a laneway! The laneway was originally known as Heytesbury Place. Perhaps someone spotted a literal gap in the market and built a house on it!
My name is Mairead O’Neill,
I am searching for a friend who lived at 19 Long Lane, Heytesbury Place. Her name was Margaret Davis (nee O’Connor). Last known at this address around 1970. I would love to find her. She came from Clonskeigh. And, she worked with me at the Dublin Holproof Hosery Company in Harcourt Street.