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. The Dignams were said to live at number 9, but the property was, in reality, vacant in 1904.
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. The distillery fields at this location featured in the sensational murder of the Reverend George Wogan in 1826. Construction of houses upon this land then took place in the 1860s.
- Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman (1989), Ulysses Annotated, p. 105, ISBN 978-0-520-06745-5
- Clive Hart, Leo Knuth (1975), A Topographical Guide to James Joyce's Ulysses
- Robert Martin Adams (1962), Surface and Symbol, Oxford University Press, p. 61
- Douglas Bennett (1991), Encyclopaedia of Dublin, p. 145, ISBN 978-0-7171-1599-0
- Weston St. John Joyce, Patrick Weston Joyce (1913), The Neighbourhood of Dublin: Its Topography, Antiquities and Historical Associations
- Tom Kennedy (1980), Victorian Dublin
- Donnybrook five-bed makes €3.66 million, Irish Times, 3 Mar 2006
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