|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||20.7 km (12.9 miles)|
|Meets:||R137, R811, R820, R137, R112, R817, R113, N81|
The R114 runs southwest from the R137 Dame Street, south of the Liffey, in central Dublin to the N81 in Brittas, South Dublin, via Rathmines, Rathgar, Terenure, Butterfield, Dodder Valley Park, and Firhouse.
It begins on George's Street, running past the iconic George's Arcade. It then enters the vibrant Camden Street area, with a gyratory by the former Harcourt Station. The two directions meet again at Kelly's Corner, and then runs through the regenerated Richmond Street area.
It crosses the Grand Canal on La Touche Bridge ("Portobello Bridge"), entering Rathmines. It snakes onto Rathgar Road, and then has a cannon with the R137 in Terenure. After Rathfarnham, it begins to follow the River Dodder, before clearing the Dublin sprawl and getting a clear run to Brittas.
In the 1973 Dublin Transportation Study, Camden Street was to become a shopping area. A "New Camden Street" would have been built to the west for inbound traffic, and Harcourt Street and Leeson Street would have been available for eastbound traffic. Aungier Street would have been inbound only too.