The road surface and the pavements have been badly damaged by careless builders and anti-social activity over the last ten years. Also the lane is used to exercise horses [often late at night] and they make a terrible mess. One day I was walking along the lane when a sofa was dropped from a 4th. floor apartment.
Even though the laneway is ugly it is the location of Henrietta House designed by Herbert Simms.
During the 1930s, Dublin Corporation Housing Architect, Herbert Simms, took the dualistic approach to slum clearance of building both new urban blocks and suburban cottages. The flat blocks were considered essential architectural ingredients of the slum clearance project and from 1932 to 1939, twenty-one schemes comprising 1,002 inner-city flats were completed.
For more about Herbert Simms please visit: https://www.dublincity.ie/sites/default/files/content/Housing/CityArchitectsDivision/Documents/Simms_Brochure.pdf