This laneway, linking Bachelor’s Walk with Middle Abbey Street, Is known as Bachelor’s Way.
In various old maps I have also seen it called Williams Lane and also Williams Row.
It is by Williams Row that it gets a brief mention in Joyce’s Ulysses (1922):
‘Mr Dedalus, tugging a long moustache, came round from Williams’s row. He halted near his daughter.’
Far from such literary heights, it’s a laneway all too often occupied by junkies and smells too much like a sewer for my liking. It’s not one that I care to venture down very often.