Westland Row

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Westland Row
Westland Row, Dublin.jpg
Westland Row is located in Central Dublin
Westland Row
Native nameRae an Iarthair  (Irish)
NamesakeWilliam Westland
Length250 m (820 ft)
Width21 metres (69 ft)
LocationDublin, Ireland
Postal codeD02
CoordinatesCoordinates: 53°20′34″N 6°15′00″W / 53.34278°N 6.25000°W / 53.34278; -6.25000
north endPearse Street
south endLincoln Place
Known forPearse Station, Church of St. Andrew, Royal Irish Academy of Music

Westland Row is a street on the south side of Dublin city, Ireland, dating from the year 1776.[1] It was originally known as Westlands after William Westland who owned property in the area in the 18th century.[2]

The street runs along the east end of Trinity College Dublin. Many research departments and Schools associated with Trinity, such as the Hitachi Dublin Laboratory and the Trinity School of Pharmacy, maintain administrative offices on the west side of the street. The eastern side of the street is dominated by Pearse Station, formerly called Westland Row Station, and the Church of St. Andrew. The Royal Irish Academy of Music is also based on the street.

South façade, Oriel House, Westland Row

The Free State Intelligence Department was based at Oriel House.

Writer Oscar Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row, and future President of Ireland Mary Robinson and her four brothers lived there during their time as students.[3] It is now home of the Oscar Wilde Centre.

Crowds meeting prisoners under a general amnesty, Monday, 18 June 1917. Many are on board the Dublin tramways electric trams with other spectators in the street. There are advertisements for Raleigh Cycles.

The eponymously named CBS Westand Row backs on to the street, although the school entrance is on Cumberland Street.

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  1. ^ Dublin Street Names
  2. ^ Irish Architecture website
  3. ^ Jarlath Regan (15 March 2020). "Mary Robinson". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (341 ed.). Retrieved 30 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)