Marlborough Street, Dublin

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Marlborough Street (Irish: Sráid Maoilbhríde) is a street in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland.


The street is named after the Duke of Marlborough, known for his victory at Blenheim during the 18th century. In the late 19th century it was for a time called Tyrone Street after Tyrone House. The lower part of the street was at different times called Union Lane, Ferryboat Lane, and Union Street.[1]

Main Buildings[edit]

One of the principal buildings on this street is St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, designed by John Sweetman, and completed in 1825, the other is the Department of Education and Skills.[2]

There is also what used to be a depot belonging to the Dublin United Tramways Company. Dublin Bus now use the premises.[3]

Marlborough Street was the location of the original St. Thomas’s Church which was damaged in 1922.


Luas Cross City
Green Line extension
BroombridgeIarnród Éireann
Broadstone - D.I.T.
Dominick Street
Cathal Brugha Street
Parnell Street
O'Connell Street Upper
O'Connell Street - GPO
Marlborough Street
Red Line
Abbey Street
River Liffey
O'Connell Bridge ┃ Rosie Hackett Bridge
Westmoreland Street
Dawson Street
St Stephen's Green
Green Line to Bride's Glen

Marlborough street will have a stop on the Luas Green Line when the Cross City extension is complete. Construction started in June 2013 with services expected to begin in 2017.[4] Being near the Red line Abbey street stop it will be a key interchange point on the two Luas lines.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Marlborough Street",
  2. ^ "St Mary's Pro Cathedral",
  3. ^ "DUTC Depot",
  4. ^ "Green light given to Luas link-up, first passengers 2017". RTÉ. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 53°20′58″N 6°15′28″W / 53.34944°N 6.25778°W / 53.34944; -6.25778