One of Dublin’s newest streets, Cow’s Lane, opened in mid 2000, runs through the Old City, the last residential development to be undertaken in Temple Bar. Five different schemes, each designed by a different firm of architects, make up the complex. From a population of 5 or 6 people a decade ago this part of Temple Bar now houses around 2,000 residents.
There was a medieval street called Cow Lane almost at this spot but in the intervening years it was built over. The building of these new apartments allowed the re-introduction of the street name.
It is now a street of fashionable shops and a Saturday open-air fashion market.