Aldborough Court, North Strand, Dublin 3
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- For Sale by Private Treaty
Sale agreed date: 13 March 2013
Property Description:This is a modern apartment block at the junction of Amiens Street
and The North Strand locally know as 'The Five Lamps' comprising of
a 1 bedroom unit on the ground floor and 2 x 2 bed units on the
fourth and fifth floors. The location is ideal being adjacent to
local shps, the city centre is only a 10 minute walk. Connolly
Dart station is less than a 5 minute walk.
The Five Lamps,
When you ask any Dubliner for directions to the Five Lamps, he or
she will send you to the junction of Portland Row and North Strand
Road. There, on an island at the junction of five streets -
Portland Row, North Strand Road, Seville Place, Amiens Street and
Killarney Street - stand the Five Lamps, a highly decorated lamp
post with five lanterns.
The Five Lamps were put up around 1880 as a memorial to General
Henry Hall from Galway who had served with the British Army in
India. They were originally a water fountain with four basins at
their base. Water gushed from the spouts in the shape of lions'
heads. Cups hung from chains over the basins, so that the locals
could have a drink. At that time people were poor and had no
running water in their homes. The fountain was probably also used
as a watering trough for horses to have a drink as well.
Some people think that the name "five lamps" comes from the five
streets which meet at this point; others believe that they
commemorate five major battles fought in India during the days of
the British Empire. Either way we are lucky to still have the Five
During World War II, three bombs were dropped by German planes in
the North Strand area, killing 28 people and injuring 90 in the
space of 37 minutes. Three hundred houses were destroyed or damaged
but the Five Lamps survived the attack.
- Beautifully presented 2 bedroom apartment
- Close to all ammenities
- Bright and spacious accomodation
Daft Property Shortcode:http://www.daft.ie/1639114
Date Entered/Renewed:13/3/2013 (98 days ago)
Map Legend:Exact location match
Distance to City Centre:1.2 km (0.7 miles), 10 minute walk
Nearby Areas:Dublin 1, Ballybough, IFSC, East Wall, Fairview
Stamp Duty: This residential property is in the €1 - €1,000,000 price bracket, therefore the following stamp duty applies:
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