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.