If walls could talk. Feels like a lot of history happened on this lane, just off Camden Row and the hussel bussel of Camden Street.
I read in Come here to me that it used to once go all the way from Kevin Street to the canal at Portobello. A big warehouse, built in the 70's bisected it...with the remaining southern sections being renamed later.
I don't agree with the lads though. A map from 1837-1842 shows that, while the Lane does lead from Kevin St. as far as the South Circular, even by then the Georgian terrace at the junction of the South Circular had already cut its path to the canal. Don't blame the warehouse...it was the bloody Georgians.
But before that terrace was built, in the early 1700's, the laneway certainly would have gone right to the Canal. These back lanes would have been a hive of activity. With all sorts; some nice, some nasty...but these were the very veins of the city.
I love Dublin's old lane ways. Some of them just feel so old...they give a glimpse into the past sometimes; Liberty Lane made me feel that.