Newbridge Avenue

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Newbridge Avenue (Irish: Ascaill an Droichid Nua) is a road in the Sandymount district of Dublin which links Herbert Road and Tritonville Road.

In the novel Ulysses, the funeral of the character Paddy Dignam starts here at number 9 and continues on to Glasnevin Cemetery via Tritonville Road.[1][2] The Dignams were said to live at number 9, but the property was, in reality, vacant in 1904.[3]

Both this road and Herbert Road were built across land which once belonged to Haigs' distillery and so it used to be called Haig's Lane.[4] The distillery fields at this location featured in the sensational murder of the Reverend George Wogan in 1826.[5] Construction of houses upon this land then took place in the 1860s.[6]

Due to the Irish property bubble of recent times, properties in this road have risen greatly in value and, in 2006, a house was sold for €2M.[7]

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  1. ^ Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman (1989), Ulysses Annotated, p. 105, ISBN 978-0-520-06745-5 
  2. ^ Clive Hart, Leo Knuth (1975), A Topographical Guide to James Joyce's Ulysses 
  3. ^ Robert Martin Adams (1962), Surface and Symbol, Oxford University Press, p. 61 
  4. ^ Douglas Bennett (1991), Encyclopaedia of Dublin, p. 145, ISBN 978-0-7171-1599-0 
  5. ^ Weston St. John Joyce, Patrick Weston Joyce (1913), The Neighbourhood of Dublin: Its Topography, Antiquities and Historical Associations 
  6. ^ Tom Kennedy (1980), Victorian Dublin 
  7. ^ Donnybrook five-bed makes €3.66 million, Irish Times, 3 Mar 2006 

Coordinates: 53°20′07″N 6°13′25″W / 53.335365°N 6.22368°W / 53.335365; -6.22368