A HISTORIC AREA OF DUBLIN
I am a bit confused by the name of this lane/street which is parallel to Middle Abbey Street. It appears to be known as North Lotts but to the best of my knowledge North Lotts is an area. Here is a quote that I came across “The North Lotts district is sometimes humorously called Newfoundland on account of its having being reclaimed from the sea, and there is actually a Newfoundland Street within its limits. – On the exact spot where Newfoundland Street and Nixon Street are now built, Campbell’s Map of Dublin, 1811, marks an “Intended Floating Dock,” never constructed. The Corporation also honoured itself by conferring on the new streets laid out here the names of Mayor Street, Sheriff Street, Guild Street and Commons Street, after the Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs, the Guilds of each trade of which the Corporation was then composed, and the Commons who elected them”.
No.9, the pub, Liffey Street Lower is a late Georgian building that contributes to the historic character of the street. It is notable for the survival of its carved nineteenth-century shopfront. Its corner location, emphasised by the column supporting the corner, makes this a prominent building. Liffey Street Lower was occupied mainly by furniture brokers in the mid-nineteenth century, and today it remains retail focused having many three-storey eighteenth-century houses converted into shops. An early eighteenth-century street, it was mostly rebuilt in the last decades of the nineteenth century.