Cathal Brugha Street

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cathal Brugha Street Dublin.jpg

Cathal Brugha Street (Irish: Sráid Chathal Brugha) is a street on the northside of Dublin, Ireland.

Location[edit]

The street runs eastward from the northern end of O'Connell Street (near Parnell Square), and runs 250 yards eastwards. It intersects Marlborough Street, and runs to the junction of Sean MacDermott Street and Lower Gardiner Street.

Naming[edit]

Originally known as Gregg Lane,[1] the street was renamed in the 1920s as Cathal Brugha Street after Cathal Brugha (1874–1922), one of the leaders of the Irish War of Independence. He was fatally wounded in O'Connell Street during the Irish Civil War.

Landmarks[edit]

The area was extensively damaged during the civil war. One of the landmark buildings is St. Thomas Church of Ireland church. The church's building on Marlborough Street was destroyed in the Civil War, and the new building (designed by W. Hicks) was built on a new site created by the remodelling of streets. The building was winner of the RIAI Gold Medal for Architecture 1932-34.

The street is best known as the location of Dublin Institute of Technology's College of Catering, which is widely referred to simply as "Cathal Brugha Street".[2] It was designed by Robinson and Keefe Architects as an Institute for Women's work, and incorporates many of the features used in their earlier Technical School and Library in Marino Mart, Fairview. The sculpture at the corner of the building nearest O'Connell Street by Hayes, shows women displaying the skills learned in the College, such as knitting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connell, Joseph E. A. (2006). Where's where in Dublin: a directory of historic locations, 1913-1923. Dublin (Ireland): Dublin City Council. 
  2. ^ "St Thomas Church of Ireland". ireland.archiseek.com. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 

Coordinates: 53°21′09″N 6°15′30″W / 53.35250°N 6.25833°W / 53.35250; -6.25833