Thundercut Alley

Possibly the coolest named Alley ever. I like how the design included this alley in the redevelopment of Smithfield...there was always one here.  

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Thundercut Alley ran from Queen Street to Smithfield just south of where Fresh supermarket is today, on the North West side of Smithfield.

 Thundercut Alley, 1979 - Dublin City Council Photographic Collection

Thundercut Alley, 1979 - Dublin City Council Photographic Collection

 Rocque 1756 - UCD Digital Collection

Rocque 1756 - UCD Digital Collection

'Thunder and Martin, ale and beer brewers' occupied 14, 15, 16 & 17 Church Street New, which runs from Smithfield to Bow Street on the east side of Smithfield.

 Ordinance Survey Ireland 1837-1842

Ordinance Survey Ireland 1837-1842

 Ordinance Survey Ireland 1888-1913

Ordinance Survey Ireland 1888-1913

The brewery occupied that location from 1823 until at least 1851. The 1853 Thom's Directory listing 14, 15, 16 & 17 Church Street New as 'vacant' (1852 Thom's - pages missing). Vincent Samuel & Son, iron foundry, is listed for the location in the 1855 Thom's Directory. Prior to 1822, 'Thunder (Andrew and Michael), brewers' is listed as at 11 Bow Lane, which was just around the corner from Church Street New. Bow Lane is now part of present day Bow Street. 

 Smithfield

Smithfield