- For the adjacent railway station, see Tara Street railway station.
Tara Street is a major traffic route in Dublin, Ireland, partly due to the current one-way traffic flow in the city centre. It links Pearse Street to the northern side of the city via Butt Bridge - traffic flows to the north. The station gives its name to Tara Street railway station, literally around the corner on Georges Quay, near the northern end of Tara Street.
It was developed as a completely new street in 1885 replacing Shoe Lane (part of which was called Stocking Lane) and George's Street. The street was named after Tara, the home of the ancient high kings of Ireland.
In April 1907 Dublin Fire Brigade opened its headquarters at the new fire station at the corner of Tara Street and Pearse Street. This would be the headquarters of the Fire Brigade until a new headquarters was opened in Townsend Street in 1998. The brick watch tower at the intersection of the two streets is now a protected structure.
Tara Street was widened in 1932 after Butt Bridge was changed from a swing bridge to a three span fixed structure.
- Draft Georges Quay Plan, December 2008, p. 31
- Dublin Fire Brigade a History
- Irish Architecture - Photos of former fire station on corner of Tara and Pearse streets
- List of protected structures in Dublin City - tower is listed on p. 368
- Easter Rising 1916, by Michael McNally and Peter Dennis, p.68.
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- Old Lady of D'Olier St moves to council house, Irish Independent
- Ask About Ireland - Pages in History feature - Mentions public baths