O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Northside - Dublin
Location of the general post office, made famous by the Easter Monday rising in 1916, and considered the city centre.
Here there is a mix of housing; apartments, social housing, townhouses, semi-detached housing. There are the original Georgian terrace houses for which Dublin is famous, alongside modern re-makes of the old Georgian, some typical 1960s high-rise concrete and glass blocks. The controversial millennium spike, towering above the post office, is the symbol of the new Dublin, but an aura of the early and mid-20th century city still lingers behind the new facades, and James Joyce would probably still be able to find his way around town. Trinity College, is just across the River Liffey, about five minutes walk away and opposite is the Bank of Ireland so students jostle with young professionals, tourists and foreigner residents of whom there are a fair number these days. There are road works all over town for the new public transport systems and there are car parks everywhere.