H. Mathews Pub On Benburb Street [Dublin-211]
Image by infomatique
Benburb Street runs between Queen Street and Blackhall Place. There is also a Benburb Street in south Belfast just off the Donegall Road.
Benburb Street was a major "Red Light" area in Dublin (not sure if it still is) but as you can see from my photographs the area is suffering from urban decline. Many of the businesses in the area have ceased and there are many empty houses and shops on the street.
Benburb (from Irish: Beann Bhorb meaning "defiant cliff") is a Hamlet and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It lies seven miles from Armagh and nine miles from Dungannon.
The Battle of Benburb took place in 1646. This was fought between the armies of Confederate Ireland led by Owen Roe O’Neill and the Scottish Covenanters led by Munro. The battle resulted in a crushing victory for O’Neill’s men at the townland of Drumflugh around a mile outside the village.
Since the Battle of Benburb was a rare 17th century Irish military victory, after Irish independence the new Irish nationalist government named a street in Dublin’s north inner city after the battle.