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Dartry is an affluent part of the Rathmines suburb of Dublin. Among the locations in Dartry are Dartry Road, Temple Road, Orwell Park, and Palmerston Park. Rathmines (Ráth Maonais in Irish) is a suburb on the southside of Dublin, about 3 kilometres south of the city centre. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ...


Dartry Road

In the part of Dartry Road between Palmerston Park and Temple Road is located Trinity Hall, the most prominent student residence for students of the of the University of Dublin (see [3]). The side gate opening on Dartry Road is the main pedestrian entrance to the Trinity Hall grounds. Trinity Hall is the most prominent student residence for students of Trinity College, Dublin. ... The University of Dublin, located in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, making it Irelands oldest university. ...

Part of Dartry Road is the boundary between the Dublin Dublin South East and Dublin Dublin South West constituencies[1]. Dublin South East is a parliamentary constituency in the Republic of Ireland. ... Dublin South West is a parliamentary constituency in the Republic of Ireland. ... The lower house of the Irish parliament, Dáil Éireann, currently contains 166 Teachtaí Dála (TDs), representing 42 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland. ...

Dartry Road is known as the scene of the still-conroversial killing of IRA member Timothy Coughlin by police informer Sean Harling on the evening of January 28, 1928. It happened opposite 'Woodpark Lodge', where Harling lived at the time.[2] Following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921, the Irish Republican Army in the 26 counties that were to become the Irish Free State split between supporters and opponents of the Treaty. ... Timothy (Tim) Coughlin (sometimes spelled Couglan) (1906 - 1928) was a member of the IRA, mainly known for his part in assassinating Kevin OHiggins in 1927 and for the controversy surrounding the circumstances of his death in 1928. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Dartry House

Dartry House is an imposing two-storey mansion built about 1840 with several additions made later such as a turret which was incorporated in the building about 1900. 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...

Its original owner was Obadiah Williams, a wealthy merchant of Huguenot origin. Among later owners was William Martin Murphy, who owned The Irish Independent and was also involved with the Dublin United Tramways Company. The company constructed the line from the center of Dublin to Dartry. Dartry House was built at the original place where the line ended. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, or historically as the French Calvinists. ... William Martin Murphy was an Irish businessman and politician, best known for his role as leader of an employers syndicate in the Dublin Lockout of 1913. ... The Irish Independent is Irelands best-selling daily newspaper. ...

In 2005, the Mill Hill Missionaries sold the house and the the adjoining 3.9 acres at Orwell Park to Eugene Renehan of Walthill Properties for about thirty million pounds. The new owner plans to refurbish the Dartry House itself, listed for preservation, and to use the remaining parts of the site for "a low density scheme of apartments and houses aimed at the top end of the market".[3] Mill Hill Missionaries is a society of Catholic missionaries founded in 1866. ...


  1. ^ Dáil Éireann Parliamentray Debates, Volume 108, 07 November, 1947 [1]
  2. ^ "Mysterious death of `20s Volunteer" By Aengus O Snodaigh, in An Phoblacht/Republican News, 29 January, 1998 - [2]
  3. ^ Fagan, Jack, "Period house on 3.9 acres in Dartry sold for €30m", The Irish Times, May 18, 2005, URL retrieved November 19, 2006.

The Irish Times is Irelands newspaper of record, launched in the late 1850s. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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