TESTING A BETA APP
I am experimenting with Google Bard AI which is a beta product but I must admit that I am disappointed by the results.
A few days ago I visited Roebuck Road and asked Bard to produce a description and I have included what I got below [note: it is way too difficult to determine if any of the description is in anyway accurate or true]
Towards to bottom of the page there is a much more true and accurate description.
ACCORDING TO BARD:
Roebuck Road is a residential road in the Rathgar suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is located off the Lower Rathgar Road, and runs parallel to the Grand Canal. The road is about 1.5 kilometers long, and is home to a mix of family homes, apartments, and businesses.
The history of Roebuck Road dates back to the 18th century, when it was known as the “Rathgar Lane”. The road was originally a country lane, leading from Rathgar to the village of Terenure. In the early 19th century, the road was developed with a number of large Georgian houses. These houses were built for wealthy merchants and professionals, and many of them still stand today.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Roebuck Road became more densely populated, as a number of smaller houses were built along the road. The road also became home to a number of businesses, including shops, pubs, and restaurants.
Today, Roebuck Road is a thriving residential and commercial area. The road is home to a mix of people from all walks of life, and is a popular place to live, work, and shop.
Some of the notable landmarks on Roebuck Road include:
Roebuck House: A Georgian mansion built in 1785, which is now a private residence.
Rathgar Castle: A 16th-century tower house, which is now a ruin.
The Grand Canal: A canal that runs parallel to Roebuck Road, and is a popular spot for walking, cycling, and boating.
Rathgar Park: A large public park, which is home to a playground, tennis courts, and a lake.
Roebuck Road is a charming and historic road in Dublin, and is a great place to live, work, and visit.
Here are some additional facts about Roebuck Road:
The road is named after the Roebuck Inn, which was located on the road in the 18th century.
The road was originally a toll road, and a toll gate was located at the junction with the Lower Rathgar Road.
The road was widened in the early 20th century, and a number of new houses were built.
Roebuck Road is served by a number of bus routes, and is within walking distance of the Luas Green Line.
I hope this essay has given you a better understanding of Roebuck Road in Dublin. If you are ever in the area, I encourage you to take a walk down the road and explore the many shops, restaurants, and businesses that it has to offer.
Roebuck, also originally known as “Rabuck”, is a townland and the name of a former estate in the baronys of Dublin, Uppercross, and Rathdown in Ireland.
The townland incorporates roughly all the land in the triangle between Clonskeagh, Dundrum and Mount Merrion. Historically significant buildings which exist (or existed) in the area include Mountainville House, Mount Anville, St. Thomas’s Church, Owenstown House, Roebuck Hill, Hermitage House, Friarsland House, Prospect Hall, Roebuck Park, Belfield House and Harlech House.
Roebuck became established as a location shortly after the Norman invasion of Ireland (from 1169). In 1261, it was owned by Fromund Le Brun, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and a castle was built there in the 13th century, which was badly damaged in the Irish Rebellion of 1641. It was pictured in a ruinous condition by Gabriel Beranger around 1768. It was sold by Nicholas Barnewall, 14th Baron Trimlestown, to James Crofton, an official of the Irish Treasury, in around 1800.
In 1466, Elizabeth le Brun, the last of Fromund’s family, married Robert Barnewall, 1st Baron Trimlestown. The Irish Civil Survey of 1654-56 recorded that the estate consisted of around 500 acres. It remained in the hands of the Trimlestown family until the early nineteenth century when parts were sold off. The surgeon Solomon Richards acquired land in the area of the estate known as Roebuck Grove from Baron Trimlestown in 1812.
The estate was acquired by the Westby family in 1856 and from 1943 until 1985 it was owned by the Little Sisters of the Poor. It later became part of the University College Dublin campus.