STREET ART ON HENRIETTA STREET – KINGS INN RATHER THAN KINGS INNS
Kings In the pub The is located on the corner of Henrietta Street and Bolton Street.
I am always sceptical when I see claims such as “established 1842” however Henrietta Street was developed by Luke Gardiner during the 1720.
I decided if I could verify the claim [www.libraryireland.com/Dublin-Street-Directory-1862/135.php] and discovered that in 1862 Margaret O’Callaghan owned the Queen’s Inns Tavern. This is interesting because King’s Inns would have changed its name depending on whether there was a King or Queen in London so if Ireland was still part of the UK it would be Queen’s Inns.
Note: The Honorable Society of King’s Inns is the “Inn of Court” for the Irish bar: the Benchers of King’s Inns award the degree of barrister-at-law necessary to be called to the bar by the Chief Justice of Ireland. As well as training future and qualified barristers, the School extends its reach to a diverse community of people from non–legal backgrounds offering a range of accessible part-time courses in specialist areas of the law. King’s Inns is also a centre of excellence in promoting the use of the Irish language in the law.