Westmoreland Street

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Modern and old buildings in Westmoreland Street near its southern end
Bank of Ireland, College Green, seen from Westmoreland Street, Dublin, Ireland

Westmoreland Street is a street in the southern city-centre of Dublin, Ireland.


Location[edit]

It is one of the two broad avenues - along with D'Olier Street - that converge at their northern ends at O'Connell Bridge over the River Liffey. Westmoreland Street links the bridge to Trinity College at College Green at its southern end, from where traffic diverges between Grafton Street to the south and Dame Street to the west. Westmoreland Street also constitutes the eastern border of Temple Bar.


Naming and History[edit]

The street is named after John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, who was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1789 to 1794.[1]


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

Westmoreland street will have a stop on the Luas Cross City line (northbound only). This line will link the Red and Green lines and go from Broombridge in North Dublin (interchange with Irish Rail station) and St.Stephen's Green present Green Line stop. Construction started in June 2013 with services expected to begin in 2017..[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Bardon, Carol and Jonathan (1988). If Ever You Go to Dublin Town. Belfast: The Blackstaff Press. p. 98. ISBN 0-85640-397-0. 
  2. ^ "Green light given to Luas link-up, first passengers 2017". RTÉ. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 53°20′44.64″N 6°15′32.81″W / 53.3457333°N 6.2591139°W / 53.3457333; -6.2591139