Five of The Best Streets in the World…

This is a piece I wrote for my friend Robert Horvat’s great blog, If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History. Robert’s blog is full of fascinating history and is well worth a good rummage…

About historywithatwist

I am a journalist, author and book editor. I have published five novels - four (Tan, The Golden Grave, A Time of Traitors and Patriots' Blood) set during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, and the fifth (High Crimes), a modern thriller. I'm a history enthusiast who loves a good yarn.
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5 Responses to Five of The Best Streets in the World…

  1. jjtoner says:

    Brilliant piece, as usual, David. Do we know how Stoneybatter got its name?


    • Thanks, James. In answer to your question, the original name of the road was Bothar na gCloch (The Road of Stones). The English translation was bungled – the Gaelic ‘bothar’ was corrupted to ‘batter’ and the ‘cloch’ was translated correctly ‘stone’, but then tweaked and placed with the ‘batter’, resulting in Stoneybatter


  2. Susan Sloate says:

    Lovely post, David. Makes me want to visit Ireland immediately!


  3. jazzfeathers says:

    Love this post. I know many of these places 🙂


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