Here are some fun facts that you (probably) didn’t know about Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.
It's really a SQUARE!
Mountjoy Square is the only geometric square in Dublin. All other squares are in fact rectangles.
Mountjoy Square was originally know as Gardiner Square and was founded by Viscount Mountjoy, Luke Gardiner in the late 18th century. The Gardiner family are responsible for developing areas such as O'Connell Street, Parnell Street and Dorset Street - photo credit gengish skan (flickr)
No. 53 Mountjoy Square
Irish poet and founding member of the Abbey Theatre, W. B. Yeats, stayed at No. 53 Mountjoy Square. He sent letters from the address.
No. 35 Mountjoy Square
Irish playwright and founding member of the Irish Citizen Army, Seán O'Casey lived in a tenement building at No. 35 Mountjoy Square. His play, The Shadow of a Gunman debuted on the stage of the Abbey Theatre in the 1920's and was set in a tenement house on the fictional Hilljoy Square.
Mountjoy Square is Oscar winning!
The Oscar winning film once featured scenes filmed on Mountjoy Square East