Thursday, June 13, 2019

More challenges to navigating around dublin

Visitors (and even locals) often find it hard to navigate around Dublin. One of the problems the strange custom in Dublin of assigning totally different names to different sections of the same road.  I blogged before about some of the more confusing examples of this. Another problem is the fact that the council regularly decide to change the name of a street.

Here are a few examples:
  1. Amiens Street was The Strand 
  2. Ardee Street was Crooked Staff 
  3. Aughrim Street was part of Blackhorse Lane 
  4. Back Lane was Rochel Street 
  5. Balfe Lane was Pitt Street 
  6. Belmont Avenue was Coldblow Lane 
  7. Benburb Street was Barrack Street 
  8. Bishop Street was Great Boater Lane 
  9. Blackhall Place was The Gravel Walk 
  10. Bow Lane was Elbow Lane 
  11. Bow Street was Lough Buoy 
  12. Brabazon Street was Cuckold's Row 
  13. Bridgefoot Street was Dirty Lane 
  14. Brookefield Avenue was Watery Lane 
  15. Brookefield Road was Cutthroat Lane 
  16. Camden Street was St. Kevin's Port 
  17. Cathel Brugha Street was Gregg Lane 
  18. Cathedral Lane was Cabbage Garden Lane 
  19. Chancery Place was Mass Lane 
  20. Christchurch Place was Skinners' Row 
  21. Clonliffe Road was Fortick Road 
  22. Collage Green was Hoggen Green 
  23. Constitution Hill was Glasmunogue 
  24. Dame Street was Tengmoutli Street 
  25. Dean Street was Cross Poddle 
  26. Digges Lane was Goat Alley 
  27. Dorset Street was Drumcondra Lane 
  28. Engine Alley was Indian Alley 
  29. Essex Street was Orange Street and earlier it was Smock Alley 
  30. Exchange Street Lower was The Blind Quay 
  31. Exchequer Street was Chequer Street 
  32. Foley Street was Montgomery Street and earlier it was World's End Lane 
  33. Glover's Alley was Rapparee Alley 
  34. Green Street was Abbey Green 
  35. Haddington Road was Cottage Terrace 
  36. Hammond Lane was Hangman's Lane 
  37. Harrington Street was Whitworth Street 
  38. High Street was Main Street 
  39. Hill Street was Lower Temple Street 
  40. Infirmary Road was Aberdeen Street 
  41. Island Street was Dunghill Lane 
  42. Lansdowne Road was Watery Lane 
  43. Lincoln Lane was Pudding Lane 
  44. Lincoln Place was Park Street and earlier it was St. Patrick's Well Lane 
  45. Little Green Street was Bradogue Lane 
  46. Little Ship Street was Pole Mill Street 
  47. Lower Baggot Street was Gallows Road 
  48. Lower Gardiner Street was The Old Rope Walk 
  49. Mary's Lane was Broad Street 
  50. Mercer Street was French Street 
  51. Mespil Road was Gibbet Meadow 
  52. North Brunswick Street was Channel Row 
  53. North Lotts was Newfoundland 
  54. O'Connell Street was Sackville Street 
  55. Upper O'Connell Street was Drogheda Street 
  56. Old Kilmainham was Murdering Lane 
  57. Oliver Bond Street was Mullinahack 
  58. Parnell Square was Rutland Square 
  59. Parnell Street was Great Britain Street 
  60. Pearse Street was Great Brunswick Street 
  61. Pimlico was Donour Street 
  62. Prussia Street was Cabragh Lane 
  63. Railway Street was Upper Tyrone Street and earlier it was a Part of Mecklenburgh Street (see Waterford St.) 
  64. Sackville Place was Tucker's Row 
  65. Sean McDermott Street was Gloucster Street and earlier it was Great Martin's Lane 
  66. Shelbourne Road was Artichoke Road 
  67. St. Andrew's Street was Hog Hill & earlier it was Hoggen Hill 
  68. St. Michael's Lane was Macgillamocholmog's Street 
  69. St. Stephens's Green North was Beaux Walk
  70. St. Stephen's Green South was Leeson's Walk 
  71. St. Stephen's Green East was Monk's Walk 
  72. St. Stephen's Green West was French Walk
  73. Talbot Street was Cope Street North 
  74. Townsend Street was Lazy Hill and earlier it was Lazar's Hill 
  75. Usher's Lane was Dog And Duck Yard 
  76. Waterford Street was Lower Tyrone Street and earlier it was Part of Mecklenburg Street (see Railway Street) 
  77. Wellington Street was Paradise Row 
  78. Wolfe Tone Street was Stafford Street
This is not a complete list of street name changes, but just be careful if you have an older map.