SMITHFIELD AREA OF DUBLIN 17 FEBRUARY 2024
The weather was not good today and it got worse as the day progressed.
Hendrick Street was named after its developer, William Hendrick, who bought up land in the area in the 1720s and leased it to builders. In the 19th century, Hendrick Street became known for its leather and hide businesses.
Queen Street is named after Queen Anne, who reigned from 1702 to 1714
Benburb Street was once named Barrack Street, reflecting its proximity to the former Royal Barracks (now Collins Barracks). The section closer to Queen Street was called Tighe Street, while the part near Smithfield was known as Gravel Walk. Historically the immediate area was associated with prostitution due to its location near the barracks, a reputation that lingered until the late 1990s.