Sheriff Street , known by locals as "Sheriffer," or "The Street" is a small area in the north inner city of Dublin, Ireland, lying between East Wall and North Wall and often considered to be part of the latter.
The Sheriff Street area might be defined as Upper and Lower Sheriff Street, Mayor Street, Guild Street, Commons Street, Oriel Street, Seville Place, Crinan Strand and Mariner's Port. Sheriff Street had a reputation as a run-down area with a high crime rate.the docks provided employment, but the arrival of containerization led to mass unemployment in the late 1980s.Luke Kelly of The Dubliners was born in Lattimore Cottages, 1 Sheriff Street, a quarter of a mile from Dublin's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. His place of birth has since been demolished. In popular culture[edit sourceÂ | edit] Sheriff Street was the filming location for scenes in the 1993 film In The Name of The Father. The Sheriff Street flats were where Daniel Day-Lewis's character in the 1997 film The Boxer lived. The crime drama Between the Canals was shot and based in Sheriff Street. The late former Boyzone singer Stephen Gately was born in Sheriff Street. Former Dubliners Singer Luke Kelly was born in Sheriff Street.Keith Treacy was born in Sheriff Street. Irish international footballer Olivia O'Toole was born in Sheriff Street. Albert J. "Bertie" Donnelly owned a pub in Sheriff Street. References[edit sourceÂ | edit] ^ The Irish Times, 24 July 2010 Irish Independent. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. External links[edit sourceÂ | edit] - In 1973, RTÃ Radio 1 producer, SeÃ¡n Mac RÃ©amoinn set out to capture life in the North Wall/Sherriff Street area of Dublin city. What emerged was a radio documentary looking to the past, present and future. Recently aired on RTÃ Radio 1 on the 17th March 2009.
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Sheriff Street, Co. Dublin is served by Docklands.