ROEBUCK ROAD AREA
A few weeks ago I met a nun from Manchester who was on a working holiday in Ireland and she was exploring the Roebuck Road area and she asked me why there were a number of roads in the area with German names and while this was news to me I assumed that it must because of St Killian’s German School which is located on Roebuck Road. Anyway, this weekend, I decided to check if there were any roads or streets with German names. My first impression was that the area reminded me of 1960s upmarket American suburbia. The first road was Harlech Grove which led to Heidelberg and off this road was Louvaine which I decided to photograph using my iPhone XR.
It did not take me long to realise that the streets were named after some of the great universities in the world and I did find Harvard, Yale and Princeton. I then remembered that I once had an American girlfriend in the early 1970s who lived in the area unfortunately (for me) her family returned to California.