Parnell Street facts for kids
|Sráid P(h)arnell (Irish)|
Parnell Street is a major artery in central Dublin. It is home to the city's unofficial Chinatown and Koreatown
|Namesake||Charles Stewart Parnell|
|Length||1.0 km (0.6 mi)|
|Width||Up to 32 metres (105 ft)|
|west end||Capel Street|
|east end||Gardiner Street, Summerhill|
|Known for||Rotunda Hospital, the Ambassador Theatre and the Gate Theatre|
Parnell Street (Irish: Sráid Pharnell) is a street in Dublin, Ireland, which runs from Capel Street in the west to Gardiner Street and Mountjoy Square in the east. It is at the north end of O'Connell Street, where it forms the south side of Parnell Square.
History and culture
Formerly Great Britain Street, the street was renamed after Charles Stewart Parnell (1846–1891), Dublin Corporation adopting a resolution to rename the street following his death. The Rotunda Hospital, the Ambassador Theatre and the Gate Theatre are on Parnell Street itself while the Garden of Remembrance, the Dublin Writers Museum and the Hugh Lane Gallery are on the north side of the Parnell Square. The James Joyce Centre is immediately off Parnell Street on North Great Georges Street, while located just off the eastern end is the historic Mountjoy Square.
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