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Exchequer Street: in the shadow of Dublin Castle

Historyeye looks at the history of Exchequer Street to find that much of what this commercial street in Dublin 2 was traditionally known for continues today. One of the few Dublin streets to lie in three parishes and once part of the land of Tibb and Tom, it was also a favourite haunt for medieval sports people and Huguenot refugees.The subject of a humiliating partition in the 1830s, Exchequer Street was the scene of at least three deadly political assassinations and the planning of many more. A haven for brothels in the 18th century, then for a temperance hotel in the 19th and then a telephone exchange in the 20th, its affairs were often shaped by its close proximity to Dublin Castle.