In 1975, Tiede Herrema was kidnapped. I remember being rather puzzled with the number of the house in Monasterevin in which he was held – 1410 St Evin’s Park. We would have driven through Monasterevin on our way to Dublin. As a 10 year old, I had difficulty in believing that there was a park with 1410 houses in a town that size.
Some years later, someone suggested to me that the number of local authority houses in Kildare were allocated in order of when they were completed – so maybe house 100 could be in one town and house 101 could be in a different village; and also a park could be constructed with houses 100 to 116 with no house numbers before or after.
This may or may not be true but did provide some explanation of house 1410.
I was reminded of this in Dingle at the weekend where there are gaps in the numbers of the houses of The Cottages at An Choill – 16 houses starting at number 119 and finishing at 140.
Maybe Kerry has a similar numbering system as Kildare.
Something that I have to try to find out more about….