I live off Henrietta Street which is off Bolton Street. Henrietta Street is said to be named after Henrietta, the wife of Charles FitzRoy, the 2nd Duke of Grafton. However Henrietta was the third wife of Charles Paulet, the 2nd Duke of Bolton, whom Bolton Street is named.
Many of my friends comment on how ugly the area where I live is and they are referring specifically to Bolton Street which does appear to be overloaded with street furniture and signage.
Dublin Institute of Technology was a major third-level institution in Dublin, Ireland. On 1 January 2019 DIT was dissolved and its functions were transferred to the Technological University Dublin, as TU Dublin City Campus. The institution began with the establishment of the first technical education institution in Ireland, in 1887, and progressed through various legal and governance models, culminating in autonomy under a statute of 1992.
The Bolton Street College of Technology, built in the early years of the twentieth century by the city architect, Charles J. McCarthy, is a solid example of a Georgian Revival design. Well maintained, the building retains much of its original fabric despite the alterations and additions. Still in operation as a technical college a century later, the fact that it still serves the brief for which it was constructed is testament to its original design, incorporating generous circulation spaces and adaptable rooms. The figures in the halls and corridors are casts from John Henry Foley’s models for figures at the base of the Albert Memorial on Leinster Lawn. Despite substantial extensions, the essential historic character of the building has been maintained and the building forms an important part of the surrounding streetscape.
On North King Street where the Dublin Bike docking station is now located there is a memorial plaque in memory of the 1916 North King Street Massacre and unfortunately, unless you know where it is, you are unlikely to notice it should you ever walk by.
The killing of 15 civilians at North King Street was one of the worst acts committed by British forces in Ireland in the 20th century – on a par with the Croke Park shootings just a mile or so to the north of North King Street in 1920 in which 14 spectators at football match were gunned down.
I WILL VISIT MY LOCAL BARBER NOW THAT THE RESTRICTIONS ARE ENDED
The A&K barber shop is located North King Street – Lurgan Street and it is, in fact, my local barber shop.
Friday 21 January 2022: Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed the lifting of nearly all Covid-19 restrictions from 6am Saturday.
From 6am Saturday, the following restrictions will be removed:
Guidance in relation to household visiting – any number of people can gather Early closing time for hospitality and events Capacity restrictions for outdoor events, including sporting fixtures Capacity restrictions for indoor events, including weddings. Sectoral protective measures Restrictions on nightclubs Earlier, the Cabinet agreed that bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be able to operate normal trading times without Covid passes or social distancing.
And the gradual return to the workplace will get under way from Monday.
The section nearest North King is the section that should be avoided at night but the rest of the laneway is usually OK.
This complex of laneways connects Henrietta Street to Bolton Street via Yarnhall Street and it also connects to North King Street. At night some cars using this lane as a rat-run travel dangerously fast and it is difficult for pedestrians to get out of the way. As a matter of interest BoCo on Yarnhall Street is one of the best Pizza Restaurants in Dublin and without doubt the most child friendly … it was originally Bodkins Pub.
Before I purchased my apartment I took a walking tour of this area of Dublin and the tour guide told us that King’s Inns and nearby had a D2 address even thought it was in D7 [not true]. According to the guide they had insisted on having a ‘southside’ number instead of D7 as was the case with Henrietta Street and Henrietta Place. I cannot find any evidence that this story was ever true and having checked a number postal addresses for buildings in the area I can say that Henrietta Place and Henrietta Street area in D1.
However the guide may be correct if his claim was that there was confusion about the postal codes.
I now live in a small block of apartments with entrances on Bolton Street and Henrietta Place and as a result I have had problems with my address. Some documentation generated by the building society showed my address as being D2 and I needed to get this corrected but then the lawyers argued that if my post was to be delivered to the back entrance the address was D7 and if it was delivered to the Bolton Street entrance the address was D1 [this could make a difference in the case of property tax]. When water charges were introduced I was never billed because they could not register my home as they were able not establish my address. According to my Eircode my address is D01 XXXX which is my preference because I consider D1 to be the city centre and that is where I want to be.
Normally even Postal Codes North of the River Liffey are odd [1,3,5,7 …] but there are exceptions to this rule as Phoenix Park and Áras an Uachtaráin [where the President lives] are in Dublin 8. Also Chapelizod village, north of the Liffey, is in Dublin 20.