Much time has passed since I last visited the Bath Avenue area which at one stage hosted my school's rugby pitch which I failed to locate today ... I assume that it is long gone. My best friend's grandmother lived on Bath Avenue and every Saturday after rugby practice we went to her house for afternoon tea [dinner] ... she made the best chips ever.
According to some Bath Avenue which dates from 1792 is named for the bathing establishments on Irishtown Strand to which it connected. Others suggest a connection to the Marquess of Bath who was responsible for the maintenance of all British and Irish Coastguard Stations and Lighthouses, including Poolbeg.