Marlborough Street, Dublin

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Marlborough Street, Dublin
Marlborough Street, Dublin showing St Mary's Pro-Cathedral

Marlborough Street is a street in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland.

Naming[edit]

The street is named after the Duke of Marlborough, known for his victory at Blenheim during the 18th century. In the late 19th century it was for a time called Tyrone Street after Tyrone House. The lower part of the street was at different times called Union Lane, Ferryboat Lane, and Union Street.[1]

Main Buildings[edit]

One of the principal buildings on this street is St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, designed by John Sweetman, and completed in 1825, the other is the Department of Education and Skills.[2]

There is also what used to be a depot belonging to the Dublin United Tramways Company. Dublin Bus now use the premises.[3]

Marlborough Street was the location of the original St. Thomas’s Church which was damaged in 1922.

Luas[edit]

Luas Cross City Green Line extension
BroombridgeIarnród Éireann
Cabra
Phibsborough
Grangegorman
Broadstone - D.I.T.
Dominick Street
Parnell Street
O'Connell Street Upper
O'Connell Street - GPO
Marlborough Street
Red Line
Westmoreland Street
Trinity
Dawson Street
St Stephen's Green
Green Line to Bride's Glen

Marlborough street will have a stop on the Luas Green Line when the Cross City extension is complete. Construction started in June 2013 with services expected to begin in 2017.[4] Being near the Red line Abbey street stop it will be a key interchange point on the two Luas lines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marlborough Street", Archiseek.com
  2. ^ "St Mary's Pro Cathedral", Archiseek.com
  3. ^ "DUTC Depot", Archiseek.com
  4. ^ "Green light given to Luas link-up, first passengers 2017". RTÉ. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 53°20′58″N 6°15′28″W / 53.34944°N 6.25778°W / 53.34944; -6.25778