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.
Hi Eamon Just came across this post .If you are still interested I have a couple of photos of Long Lane taken in the 1970s.If you could possibly post an email address I can send them on to you.I had family living in 46 Long Lane from about 1905 till about 1980.
Denis. My grand mothers name was Gilmore they lived on upper Rutland st and Kelly’s row ! Two of the daughters married and lived in Armagh anyone know this family ? Their fathers name was Martin mother Sarah any information please !!
Coles Lane was one of a network of lanes which ran through what is now the ILAC centre. About half of the lane remains in widened form from Henry Street to the hub of the ILAC centre, at the side of Dunnes Stores ( formerly Roches Stores/ Debenhams.
Coles Lane was associated with the secondhand clothing trade. When clothing was worn by several owners, it ended up as rags which could be recycled by a rag and bone man.
Some of my ancestors lived in the 1850s, above a rag and bone yard in Coles Lane.
I have only been to Coles Lane a couple of times but my mother was a regular visitor. Every Saturday she would bring home clothes from Coles Lane and we would try them on and if we liked them and they fit then she would pay on Monday. We would give her the money. Many a good bargain was had. She had such an arrangement with one of the Dealers there. I seem to recall her name was Mrs Richardson. This was back in the 60’s when I was an Apprentice Fitter and Turner in Ringsend. Does any of your readers remember the Money Lenders? I was very young but I can remember my mother borrowing from Rosie Long a well known money lender on Meath Street. I don’t know what the interest rate was but I think it would have been about 20%. As kids we thought Rosie was fantastic as she would give my mother money and we would then be bought a toy and an ice cream on Thomas Street.
Are there still Money Lenders in Dublin? I haven’t lived in Ireland since 1975 so I am out of touch with life in Dublin these days.
Stephens Lane & Stephens Place (backstreets between Mount Street Lower/Upper, Merrion Square and the Grand Canal) seem to suffer from a dearth of knowledge … I had ancestors in the tenements there for years …