Baggot Lane is located in Ballsbridge Dublin 4, behind the early Victorian Pembroke Road and running from St Mary's Road to Northumberland Road, close to Upper Baggot Street and the Grand Canal.
It is named after Baggotrath, the manor granted to Robert Bagod in the 13th century. He built Baggotrath Castle, which was destroyed in part during the Battle of Rathmines and demolished in the early nineteenth century.
Baggot Lane's locaton is within walking distance of Merrion and FitzWilliam Squares as well as St. Stephen's Green, the Grand Canal and Grand Canal Dock and the Liffey. It is also within walking distance from the cutural and sporting venues of the Aviva Statdium, the National Concert Hall, the RDS, the Bord Gais Theatre, the Gaity Theatre.
Nearby you will find some of the finest restaurants, grocers, food markets, pubs and coffee houses in Dublin.
Notable Neighbours from the Past
In 1830, Thomas Davis, the revolutionary Irish writer who was the chief organizer and poet of the Young Ireland movement, lived at 67 Lower Baggot Street.
In 1909, Francis Bacon was born at 63 Lower Baggot Street.
Transport and Getting Around:
The alternatives for transport from Kavangh's Mews are plenty. The nearest Taxi Rank is 1 minute walk away. The nearest Air Coach Stop is a 15 minute walk and the nearest D.A.R.T station is an 8 minute walk away.
The nearest Dublin Bike Station is an 9 minute walk away or alternatively why not hire an eco friendly electric bike from the electric bike company in the knowledge that you can store it safely in the gated Mews' front courtyard.
Dublin Airport is 25 to 30 minutes away by Taxi (depending on traffic and the time of day).
Theatres and Concert and Sporting Venues:
Kavangh's Mews is within easy distance of cultural and sports activities and events. The Aviva Stadium is a 5 minute walk away, the RDS Main Arena - 10 minute walk, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 15 minute walk, the National Concert Hall - 20 minute walk, the Gaiety Theatre - a 20 minute walk, the O2 Arena - a 25 minute walk, the Andrews Lane Theatre - a 20 minute walk , the Olympia Theatre - a 30 minute walk, the Abbey and Gate Theatres - a 40 minute walk.
Shopping, Eating and Drinking
St. Mary’s Road, Baggot Street, Merrion Row, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street have plenty of restaurants and world famous bars within easy distance. Searsons and The Waterloo gastro pubs of literary fame are just within 5 minutes walk. If you prefer to dine in - there is a supermarket, fine grocery and wine shop within 5 minutes walk and a Canal Bank food market with artisan food producers every thursday about 8 minutes walk away.
Parks and Beaches:
If you're tempted you can use the Mews' picnic carriers and blankets and head to the Herbert Park - 10 minute walk, Merrion Square - 10 minute walk, the Royal Canal - 10 minute walk - Grand Canal dock and quay - 13 minute walk, Clontarf and Sandymount beaches - 10 minute D.A.R.T. ride or Howth and Dalkey hills and harbour - a 25 minute D.A.R.T. ride.
Other local landmarks close to Kavanagh's Mews D4 include:
- Aviva Stadium: Located only minutes from the world famous Lansdowne Road Rugby stadium, home to a host of international rugby events including the Six-Nations. Check availability for the November 2014 and February and March 2015 fixtures at Lansdowne Road today!
- The RDS arena, which hosts the many exhibitions, concerts and of course the famous annual horse show.and of course the famous annual horse show.
- The Grand Canal which flows under Baggot Bridge.
- The Landsdowne DART station, where one can travel to Dublin's scenic coast line from Howth to Bray.
- The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Grand Canal Theatre commenced building in January 2007 and the curtain rose for its inaugural performance on March 18th 2010 with The Russian State Ballet featuring stars from the Bolshoi
- performing Swan Lake.
- The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) is Ireland's world class purpose-built international conference and event venue.
Companies which are less than 8 minutes walk from Kavanagh's Mews include:
- Air BnB
- Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter - www.temple-bar.ie
- River Liffey Cruises Dublin
- Dublin Tourism: The official Dublin Tourism website offering information on tours, maps, travel, accommodation, and on-line booking - www.visitdublin.com
- Aer Arann Express - www.aerarann.com
- Budget car rental - www.budget.ie
- Aircoach - www.aircoach.ie
- Exploring Ireland - www.exploringireland.net
- Attractions Ireland
- Croke Park Dublin
- Aviva Stadium Dublin
- RDS Ballsbridge Dublin
- 7up Christmas On Ice Dublin
- Dublin Horse Show
- Irish Rugby
- Kildare Village Outlet Shopping
- Dublin Events
- The Convention Centre Dublin
- Dublin Castle
- Dublin Zoo
- Guinness Store House Dublin
- National Museum of Ireland
- Heritage Ireland
- Irish Museum of Modern Art
- Air Coach Dublin
- National Gallery
- Trinity College Dublin
- St. Patricks Cathedral
- Dublin Links
- Abbey Theatre
- Gaiety Theatre Dublin
- Visit Dublin
- Dublin Writers Festival
- Dublin Theatre Festival
- Taste Festival
- St Patricks Day Festival Dublin
- National Concert Hall Dublin
- Dublin Event Guide
- Irish Rail
- Stadium Guide
- Dublin Gardens
- Irish Ladies Golf Union
- Golfing Union of Ireland
- Golf Europe