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.
The National Theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre is located on Abbey Street as is the Peacock theatre.
The old buildings of the Irish Independent newspaper 'Independent House' are located on Middle Abbey Street. (The offices have since moved to Talbot Street). St. Mary's Abbey is on Meetinghouse Lane off Abbey 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.
Retail & services
Notable establishments include:
- Arnotts department store.
- The Jervis shopping centre is as of 2008 the largest shopping centre in the city-centre.
- The Academy music venue, formerly Spirit night club. 57 Middle Abbey Street.
- Abbey Street Methodist Church where Australian politician, William McMillan lived in his youth.
|Preceding station||Luas||Following station|
towards Connolly or The Point
towards Tallaght or Saggart
- 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.