() is a tree-lined inner city street in a fashionable area in Portobello
named after William à Court, 1st Baron Heytesbury
(1789–1860), Lord Lieutenant (1844–1846). Built and developed as an artery to join Portobello Harbour
about 1820, its current layout dates from the mid-19th century.
It is primarily a residential street but also contains a school: Synge Street CBS
is officially known as St Paul's Secondary School, Heytesbury Street
had a vegetable garden and a paddock for his horse nearby. The entrance to the Meath Hospital
was located on this street. The hospital's foundations were laid by Lord Brabazon in October 1770. The hospital was initially known as The Meath Hospital and County Dublin Infirmary
, but was renamed on its move in 1823.James Clarence Mangan
and Brendan Behan
were patients in the Meath Hospital and died there. Oliver St John Gogarty
in Joyce's Ulysses) was on its staff from 1911 to 1939.
No. 33, Heytesbury Street was the birthplace of Cornelius Ryan
, author of The Longest Day
, The Last Battle
and A Bridge Too Far
No. 72, Heytesbury Street houses one of Ireland's leading contract bridge clubs, the Civil Service Bridge Club.
- There's a bloody big foxy thief beyond by the garrison church at the corner of Chicken lane - old Troy was just giving me a wrinkle about him - lifted any God's quantity of tea and sugar to pay three bob a week said he had a farm in the county......