Wicklow Street (Irish: Sráid Chill Mhantáin) is a well known shopping street located in the heart of Dublin city centre, running from Grafton Street in the east to Exchequer Street and South William Street in the west.
In 1776, the street was originally part of Exchequer Street, named after the old Exchequer which was sited there, having formerly been known from 1728 as Chequer Lane. In those days, Exchequer Street ran from Georges Street onto Grafton Street and the eastern end of the street did not become Wicklow Street until 1838. Back then,[when?] the residents of this part of the street petitioned the Wide Streets Commissioners to have the name changed because of the bad reputation which made it difficult to find respectable tenants for the properties. The current name comes from County Wicklow, the Irish county that borders Dublin to the south.