Abbey Street

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 (Abbey Street Luas stop. About 1 km in length, it is divided into Abbey Street Upper (west end), Middle Abbey Street and Abbey Street Lower (east end).

Abbey Street
Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland.jpg
Abbey Street is located in Central Dublin
Abbey Street
Native name Sráid na Mainistreach  (Irish)
Namesake St. Mary's Abbey
Length 1.0 km (0.6 mi)
Width variable, 12–19 metres (39–62 ft)
Postal code D01
Coordinates 53°20′53″N 6°15′44″W / 53.34806°N 6.26222°W / 53.34806; -6.26222Coordinates: 53°20′53″N 6°15′44″W / 53.34806°N 6.26222°W / 53.34806; -6.26222
west end Capel Street
east end Lower Gardiner Street
Known for Abbey Theatre, The Academy
Luas tram stop at Abbey Street

Notable addressesEdit

The National Theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre is located on Abbey Street, and its building also incorporates the Peacock Theatre. St. Mary's Abbey is on Meetinghouse Lane off Abbey Street.

The former base of the Irish Independent newspaper, 'Independent House,' is located on Middle Abbey Street, although the offices have since moved to nearby Talbot 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.

In 1785, James Napper Tandy stayed at 180 Abbey St. before eventually fleeing to the United States. George Frideric Handel stayed in Abbey Street while in Dublin producing Messiah at Fishamble Street in 1742.

Retail & servicesEdit

Talking Heads sculpture near the National Lottery offices on Abbey Street Lower

Notable establishments include:

See alsoEdit

Preceding station   Luas   Following station
towards Tallaght or Saggart
  Red Line   Busáras
towards Connolly or The Point


  1. ^ 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.

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