North Georgian Area
The North Georgian Area is a series of Georgian terraces that stretches out to the east and west of Parnell Square. This rectangular-shaped area is framed to the west by Kings Inns; and to the east by Mountjoy Square. Kings Inns is a 500 year old education and legal society that is now housed in a beautiful Georgian building that was completed in 1795. Mountjoy Square is one of Dublin’s five Georgian squares: rows of sumptuous Georgian terraced housing, surrounding a beautiful inner-city park. Despite the beauty of parts of the North Georgian Area it has been neglected for almost a century now, therefore some parts have fallen well short of their former glory. Whilst some of the houses have fallen into a state of disrepair, many others have been looked after by private residents, and more and more of the houses are being placed under protective measures.
Notable streets in the North Georgian District include:
- Henrietta Street – Dublin’s earliest existing Georgian Residential Street, dates from 1730
- North Great George’s Street – you can find the James Joyce Centre on this street, at number 35.
- Dominick Street Lower – includes St. Saviours Church and Dominican Priory
- Upper Dorset Street – birthplace of dramatist Sean O’Casey
- North Frederick Street – on one of the main routes between the airport and O’Connell Street
The map, below, highlights Frederick Street North. If you scroll slightly to the left (west) you will see, in green, the western extremity of the North Georgian District: The Honourable Society of Kings Inns. If you scroll slightly to the right (east) you will come across the eastern extremity of the North Georgian Area: Mountjoy Square.
Attractions in the North Georgian Area