PHOTOGRAPHED 8 DECEMBER
Hanlon’s Corner at the junction of the North Circular Road (R101) with Prussia Street and the Old Cabra Road (both R805).
This public house occupies a prominent position at the junctions of the North Circular Road, Prussia Street, Old Cabra Road and Annamoe Road. Its form responds to the siting with the gabled parapet addressing the corner while the south-east and south-west elevations continue the scale and proportions of their adjoining terraces. The shopfront and brickwork retain early features and survive in good condition. The interior has carved timber shelves and ornate mosaic tiled floor typical of a Victorian pub. The North Circular Road was laid out in the 1780s to create convenient approaches to the city. It developed slowly over the following century with the far west and east ends developing last. This junction is popularly known as Hanlon’s Corner, due to the prominence of the pub as a landmark.
Several notable junctions in Dublin city in Ireland still carry the name (usually unofficially) of the pub or business which once occupied the corner.
While this practice is not unique to Dublin, the pace of recent development there has meant that the original source of the name is more likely to have disappeared.
Baker’s Corner at the junction of Rochestown Avenue and Kill Lane in Deansgrange;
Doyle’s Corner at the junction of the North Circular Road (R135 / R147) and Phibsborough Road (R135) in Phibsborough;
Edge’s Corner at the junction of the North Strand Road (Annesley Bridge Road) and Fairview Strand;
Hart’s Corner at the junction of Botanic Road, Finglas Road, and Prospect Road (all R135) in Glasnevin;
Kelly’s Corner at the junction of the R114 road (Upper Camden Street and Richmond Street) and the South Circular Road (Harrington Street and Harcourt Road);
Leonard’s Corner at the junction of the South Circular Road and Clanbrassil Street;
Vaughan’s Corner at the junction of the N81 road (Terenure Road North and Terenure Place) and the R114 road (Terenure Road East and Rathfarnham Road) in Terenure.