Abbey Street

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Luas tram stop at Abbey Street
LUAS on Abbey Street

Abbey Street (Irish: Sráid na Mainistreach) is located on Dublin's Northside, running from the Customs House and Store Street in the east to Capel Street in the west. The street is served by two Luas light rail stops, one at the Jervis shopping centre and the other near O'Connell Street.

Notable addresses[edit]

The National Theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre is located on Abbey Street, and its building also incorporates the Peacock Theatre. St. Mary's Abbey is on Meetinghouse Lane off Abbey Street.

The former base of the Irish Independent newspaper, 'Independent House,' is located on Middle Abbey Street, although the offices have since moved to nearby Talbot Street. The Royal Hibernian Academy used to be located in Lower Abbey Street but was destroyed in 1916. In 1900, Maud Gonne founded Inghinidhe na hÉireann (The Daughters of Erin) at 32 Lower Abbey Street.

In 1785, James Napper Tandy stayed at 180 Abbey St. before eventually fleeing to the United States. George Frideric Handel stayed in Abbey Street while in Dublin producing Messiah at Fishamble Street in 1742.

Retail & services[edit]

Talking Heads sculpture near the National Lottery offices on Abbey Street Lower

Notable establishments include:

See also[edit]

Preceding station   Luas   Following station
Busáras
towards Connolly or The Point
  Red Line   Jervis
towards Tallaght or Saggart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter M. Gunnar (1995). Good Iron Mac: The Life of Australian Federation Father Sir William McMillan, K.C.M.G. Federation Press. pp. 2–. ISBN 978-1-86287-176-2. Retrieved 25 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 53°20′53″N 6°15′44″W / 53.34806°N 6.26222°W / 53.34806; -6.26222