SOUTH CIRCULAR ROADAND ADJOINING STREETS

The South Circular Road is a road in Dublin, Ireland. One of the longest in the city, it runs from Islandbridge in the west, through Rialto and Dolphin's Barn to Portobello, near the centre. It runs mainly through residential areas and is used by numerous bus routes.

The street was started in 1763, however until the early 19th century most of the area covered by the road was countryside. The site of Griffith Barracks was originally known as Grimswoods Nurseries. The first buildings on the site were those of a Remand Prison or Bridewell begun in 1813 by the architect Francis Johnston. It was then known as Richmond Gaol and later became Wellington Barracks. Now Griffith Barracks are part of Ireland's largest private college, Griffith College. Along with the North Circular Road, it runs almost parallel with the two canals, and both roads were built as a relief scheme to provide employment.

Residential development of the South Circular Road began in earnest at Portobello around 1860 when estates such as Emorville and Portabello Gardens were put up for sale as development land. It quickly continued along the length of the road into the 1890s.

In 1887 Richmond Gaol was transferred to the War Department and became Wellington Barracks.

The Dublin tramways system was extended into the South Circular Road in February 1896 when a line was built from Leonard's Corner to Dolphins Barn. It was electrified in December 1899 and extended to Rialto in May 1905.

The first Jews fleeing conditions in Lithuania (then part of the Russian Empire) arrived in the early 1870s and eventually settled off Lower Clanbrassil Street. In the following decades many of them settled along the South Circular Road, both sides of Leonard's Corner, and in the side-streets off it. There was a Jewish dairy opposite what was then Wellington Barracks.

In 1939 part of the Griffith Barracks was leased to the Irish Athletic Boxing Association as the site for the National Boxing Stadium which was opened by Frank Aiken.

RUTLEDGE TERRACEAND ADJOINING STREETS

I recently came across the following description of Rutledge Terrace: "A pretty Victorian street in a quiet, mature and highly convenient setting with St Stephen’s Green and Harcourt Street green Luas line just a 20 minute walk away, while the red Luas line at James’s Walk is but a 14 minute walk away."


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