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Rathfarnham
Ráth Fearnáin
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53°18′20″N 6°16′58″W / 53.3055, -6.2828
Irish Grid Reference
O144289
Statistics
Province: Leinster
County: County Dublin
Elevation: 54 m
Population (2006) 17,333 
Website: www.rathfarnham.com

Rathfarnham (Irish: Ráth Fearnáin, meaning Fearnán's Ringfort), is a suburb of Dublin's Southside. It is located to the south of Terenure, and to the east of Templeogue, in the postal districts of Dublin 14 and 16. It is within the administrative areas of Dún Laoghaire and South Dublin County Councils. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... GPS redirects here. ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... When under Gaelic rule, Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the túatha. ... Statistics Area: 19,774. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist, while several county names have changed. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Ringforts are fortified settlements that are generally agreed to be from the Early Medieval Period in Ireland. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Southside or South Side may refer to the following: Several places in the United Kingdom and Ireland: South Side, County Durham, a village in the County Durham, England Southside (shopping centre), a shopping centre in Wandsworth, London Southside (Dublin), an area in Dublin Several places in the United States: Southside... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Templeogue (Dublin 6W) is a suburb of southwest Dublin, in Ireland. ... Locations As a general rule, even numbered postal districts are on the southside, while odd numbered districts are on the northside. ... Locations As a general rule, even numbered postal districts are on the southside, while odd numbered districts are on the northside. ... Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown1 (Irish: Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin) is an administrative county in the Republic of Ireland forming part of the traditional county of Dublin. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Tallaght Code: D (SN proposed) Area: 222. ...


Rathfarnham is home to several notable historic buildings, including Rathfarnham Castle and Loreto Abbey, three parks: Marlay Park, St. Enda's and Bushy Park, and several pubs including The Eden, Revels and the landmark Yellow House. Padraig Pearse established St Enda's School for Boys, which is now a museum in his honour situated in St. Enda's Park. Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle (Irish: Caisleán Ráth Fearnáin) is a castle in Dublin, Ireland originally built for fortification purposes. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O144289 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: 54 m Population (2006) 17,333  Website: http://www. ... // Waterfall in Marlay Park Marlay Park is a 300 acre (121 hectares) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in the administrative area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, in Co. ... St. ... Bushy Park is a large park in Rathfarnham in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O144289 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: 54 m Population (2006) 17,333  Website: http://www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O144289 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: 54 m Population (2006) 17,333  Website: http://www. ... Patrick Pearse Patrick Henry Pearse (known as Pádraic Pearse or, in the Irish language, as Pádraic Anraí Mac Piarais) (November 10, 1879 - May 3, 1916) was a teacher, poet, writer and political activist who led the Irish Easter Rising in 1916. ... St. ... St. ...


The area of Rathfarnham includes Whitechurch, Ballyboden and Ballyroan. Historical sites in the Rathfarnham townlands include: Kilmashogue , Mount Venus, Tibradden and Taylors Grange. Whitechurch on the southside of Dublin, situated in Ballyboden in Rathfarnham at the foot of the Dublin mountains. ... Ballyboden is an area in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... A townland is a small geographical unit of land used in Ireland and Scotland, and believed to be of Gaelic or Goidelic origin. ... Kilmashogue. ... Mount Venus (or Cill an Véineas in Irish) is a sacred megalithic site in Rathfarnham, Co. ... Tibradden (or Tigh Bródáin in Irish) is a sacred megalithic site in Rathfarnham, Co. ... Brehons Chair Brehons Chair (also known as Taylors Grange) is a sacred megalithic site in Rathfarnham, Co. ...

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History

Early history of Rathfarnham

The name Rathfarnham (Fearnain's Ringfort) suggests an earlier habitation but no remains of prehistoric fortifications, burial places, early churches or old records have been found. Ringforts are fortified settlements that are generally agreed to be from the Early Medieval Period in Ireland. ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ...


The written history of Rathfarnham begins in Norman Ireland when, in 1199, these lands were granted to Milo le Bret. Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest was the conquest of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Events John Lackland, becomes King of England Births Isobel of Huntingdon (d. ...


In 1199 he adapted an existing ridge to build a motte and bailey fort at what is now the start of the Braemor Road. It was apparently still in evidence up to the early 20th century. Events John Lackland, becomes King of England Births Isobel of Huntingdon (d. ... Model of a motte-and-bailey Plan of Windsor Castle in 1743 by Batty Langley The remains of a motte, at Brinklow in Warwickshire, England The motte, at Knockgraffon, New Inn in County Tipperary, Ireland The remains of a Motte situated in Callan, Co Kilkenny, Ireland A motte-and-bailey...


In the following centuries no events of great importance are recorded as Rathfarnham was protected on its south siden by the Royal Forest of Glencree. A royal forest has been a concept of land management England since the late eleventh century. ... Glencree is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Republic of Ireland. ...


Rathfarnham became more exposed to attack when this deer park was overrun by the Clan O'Toole from the Wicklow Mountains in the 14th century. Rathfarnham Castle was erected in part to protect the area from such attacks. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The OTooles of Leinster, one of the leading families of that province are decended from Tuathal, son of Ughaire, King of Leinster who died in the year 956 AD. The name is irish for OTuathail. ... The Wicklow Mountains are a range of mountains in the south-east of Ireland. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle (Irish: Caisleán Ráth Fearnáin) is a castle in Dublin, Ireland originally built for fortification purposes. ...

Rathfarnham Castle
Rathfarnham Castle

In addition, part of the Pale's defences ran through the townland of Rathfarnham. Some of the remains of this are still extant. The castle and much of the land around Rathfarnham belonged to the Eustace family of Baltinglass. However, their property was confiscated for their part in the Second Desmond Rebellion of 1579-83. The castle and its lands were granted to the Loftus family. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1700x900, 423 KB)Rathfarnham Castle File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1700x900, 423 KB)Rathfarnham Castle File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Pale or the English Pale comprised a region in a radius of twenty miles around Dublin which the English in Ireland gradually fortified against incursion from Gaels. ... Baltinglass is a village in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. ... The Second Desmond rebellion was the more significant and widespread of the two Desmond Rebellions launched by the Fitzgerald dynasty of the Desmond area of Munster, Ireland in the 1560s. ...


In the 1640s, the Loftus family was at the centre of the Irish Confederate Wars arising out of the Irish Rebellion of 1641. In 1649, the castle was seized by the Earl of Ormonde's Catholic and Royalist forces before the battle of Rathmines. However they were granted it back by the English parliamentarians after their victory in that battle. Reputedly, Oliver Cromwell stayed in Rathfarnham Castle on his way south to the Siege of Wexford. The Irish Confederate Wars were fought in Ireland between 1641 and 1653. ... The Irish Rebellion of 1641 began as an attempted coup détat by Irish Catholic gentry, but rapidly degenerated into bloody intercommunal violence between native Irish Catholics and English and Scottish Protestant settlers. ... The battle of Rathmines was fought in around the modern Dublin suburb of Rathmines in August 1649, during the Irish Confederate Wars, the Irish theatre of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. ... For other uses, see Oliver Cromwell (disambiguation). ... Combatants Irish Catholic Confederate and English Royalist troops English Parliamentarian New Model Army Commanders David Sinnot Oliver Cromwell Strength c4,800 6,000 Casualties c. ...


Economic activity in Rathfarnham was stepped up in the 17th century and in the early 18th century many gentlemen's residences were erected. Rathfarnham castle itself was re-modelled from a defensive stronghold into a stately home. Lower Dodder Road is still marked by a triumphal arch, from this era, which originally led to Rathfarnham Castle. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The term Dodder may refer to a number of topics: The parasitic Cuscuta plant. ... A triumphal arch is a structure in the shape of a monumental archway, usually built to celebrate a victory in war. ... Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle (Irish: Caisleán Ráth Fearnáin) is a castle in Dublin, Ireland originally built for fortification purposes. ...

Ely's Arch

The erection of this gateway is attributed to Henry Loftus, Earl of Ely from 1769 to 1783 who was also responsible for the classical work on the castle itself. The arch is named the new gate on Frizell’s map of 1779. After the division of the estate in 1913 the arch became the entrance to the Castle Golf Club but was later abandoned in favour of the more direct Woodside Drive entrance. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 751 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1491 × 1191 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 751 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1491 × 1191 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Marquess of Ely is a marquess in the Peerage of Ireland. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Ashfield, the next house on the same side, was occupied during the 18th century by Protestant clergy. In the early part of the 19th century it became the home of Sir William Cusac Smith, Baron of the Exchequer and from 1841 of the Tottenham Family who continued in residence until 1913. After this the Brooks of Brooks Thomas Ltd.[1] occupied it until about twenty years ago when the estate was divided up and houses built along the main road. A new road was later built along the side of the house and named Brookvale after the last occupants. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir William Cusac Smith (1766–1836), baronet, was an eccentric Irish judge who had offended Daniel O’Connell. ... The Exchequer of Pleas or Exchequer was one of the three common-law courts of Medieval and Early Modern England. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tottenham is an urban area of north London in the London Borough of Haringey, situated 6. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


An industrial revolution, especially in the production of paper, began on the Owen Doher and Dodder rivers and many mills were erected. In the beginning of the 19th century most of them switched to cotton and wool and later to flour mills. The introduction of steam engines marked the end of this era and replaced the need for mills. Many of the old buildings fell into disrepair and were demolished. The term Dodder may refer to a number of topics: The parasitic Cuscuta plant. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A millpond and extensive mill buildings formerly occupied the low-lying fields on the west side of the main Rathfarnham road, just beside the bridge. On a map by Frizell dated 1779 it is called the Widow Clifford’s mill and mill holding and in 1843 it is named the Ely Cloth Factory. A Mr. Murray then owned it but in 1850, it passed into the hands of Mr. Nickson who converted it into a flour mill. His family continued in occupation until 1875 when John Lennox took over. In 1880 this mill closed down, the buildings were demolished and not a trace of it now remains. 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Military Road

See main article: R115 road
R115/Military Road at Sally Gap The Military Road between Laragh and Glenmalure; no longer the R115, just a local road The R115 is a regional road in the Republic of Ireland. ...

The Military Road at the Sally Gap
The Military Road at the Sally Gap

Rathfarnham is the start of the infamous Military Road. This road through the Wicklow Mountains (still in use mainly for tourist traffic) was built at the beginning of the 19th century to open up the Wicklow Mountains to the British Army to assist them in putting down the insurgents who were hiding there following the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Rathfarnham itself was the scene of some skirmishes in the early days of the Rising. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... R115/Military Road at Sally Gap The Military Road between Laragh and Glenmalure; no longer the R115, just a local road The R115 is a regional road in the Republic of Ireland. ... The Wicklow Mountains are a range of mountains in the south-east of Ireland. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Combatants United Irishmen French First Republic Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Commanders Local leaders, General Humbert Cornwallis Lake Strength  ? Various, at peak mid-June c. ...


Construction commenced on 12 August 1800 and was completed in October 1809. The road starts outside the Yellow House, passes the head of Glencree, with a spur down that valley to Enniskerry, rises to the Sally Gap and then dips down to Laragh, over the hills into Glenmalure, and finishes at Aughavannagh. Well known sections also include the Featherbed Mountain, the section below Kippure Mountain. The total distance was 34 Irish Miles, of which the spur to Enniskerry was 5 Irish Miles. The engineer in charge was Alexander Taylor (born in 1746), who was responsible for many other roads in the country, including some "Turnpike Roads", which are Toll Roads. is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Glencree is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Republic of Ireland. ... Enniskerry town centre Enniskerry (Áth na Scairbhe in Irish) is a picturesque small town in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland, with a population of approximately 1,800, although this measurement is subject to difficulties, depending on to what degree the increasingly populated surrounding areas are included. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Glenmalure is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Ireland. ... Kippure is a granite mountain in Ireland, that straddles the County Dublin and County Wicklow borders. ... Enniskerry town centre Enniskerry (Áth na Scairbhe in Irish) is a picturesque small town in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland, with a population of approximately 1,800, although this measurement is subject to difficulties, depending on to what degree the increasingly populated surrounding areas are included. ... The Billings Mustangs are a minor league baseball team based in Billings, Montana. ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Rathfarnham Road

According to many writers the road to Rathfarnham follows the same route as the Slighe chualann, the ancient highway, which in the time of Saint Patrick was used by travellers between Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford. This road is believed to have crossed the Dodder at the Big Bridge, now Pearse Bridge, and re-crossed it again near Oldbawn, an unnecessarily inconvenient route, considering that a road through Templeogue to Oldbawn would not necessitate any crossing. The first record of a bridge being built here was in 1381 and in 1652 it was described by Gerard Boate in his A Natural History of Ireland as a wooden bridge which 'though it be high and strong nevertheless hath several times been quite broke and carried away through the violence of sudden floods.' After three bridges had been demolished by the river, between 1728 and 1765, the present structure of a single stone arch was erected in the latter year. This was widened on the west side in 1953 when it was renamed in commemoration of Patrick and William Pearse. For information about the holiday, see: Saint Patricks Day Saint Patrick (Latin: [2], Irish: Naomh Pádraig) was a Christian missionary and is the patron saint of Ireland along with Brigid of Kildare and Columba. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... This article is about the Irish town. ... The term Dodder may refer to a number of topics: The parasitic Cuscuta plant. ... Templeogue (Dublin 6W) is a suburb of southwest Dublin, in Ireland. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig Pearse; Irish: ; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was a teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. ... William Pearse (1881 - May 4, 1916) was an Irish nationalist and younger brother of Patrick Pearse. ...


In 1912 during the construction of a main drainage scheme to Rathfarnham, a stone causeway was uncovered 23-ft below the road level. It was 9-ft wide and built of great blocks crossing the course of the river. Cut into the surface of the stone were a number of deep parallel grooves, as from the action of wheeled traffic over a long period. This was evidence for the existence here of a busy thoroughfare even before the construction of the earliest bridge.


The Old Graveyard

Next to Ashfield is the old graveyard containing the ruins of a church that was dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. This was a medieval church used for Protestant worship until 1795 when it was found to be too small for the congregation and a new one was erected a short way off. The end walls of the old church still stand, the west gable containing a bell turret and the east pierced by a chancel arch, the chancel itself having disappeared. The north wall is gone and all that remains of the south wall is an arched opening. In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are often depicted as having halos. ... “St Peter” redirects here. ... Paul of Tarsus (b. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Near the entrance to the burial ground is the grave of Captain James Kelly, an old fenian who was associated with the Fenian rising of 1867. He was organiser for the Rathfarnham district and was known in the area as The Knight of Glendoo. On one occasion when he was on the run he was hiding in the cellar of his business premises in Wicklow Street when police raided it. An employee named James Fitzpatrick who strongly resembled Capt. Kelly in appearance was arrested in error and was tried and sentenced to six months imprisonment, which he served without betraying his identity. Capt. Kelly died on 8 March 1915, aged 70. Fenian is a term used since the 1850s for Irish nationalists (who oppose British rule in Ireland). ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Jim Fitzpatrick could refer to: Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist, Jim Fitzpatrick, an English politician. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


On the opposite side of the road is Crannagh Park and Road, Rathfarnham Park and Ballytore Road, all built on part of the old Rathfarnham Estate. In the garden of a house formerly named Tower Court in Crannagh Road is an ancient circular pigeon house, a relic of Lord Ely’s occupation of Rathfarnham Castle. The entrance to this curious structure is by a low door on level with the ground and the inside is lined from floor to roof with holes for the pigeons. A floor of more recent date has been inserted half way up, so as to make two rooms, and a second door broken through the wall at that level. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference S796955 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Population (2002) 338  Ballitore (Béal Átha an Tuair in Irish) is a village in County Kildare, in the Province of Leinster, Republic of Ireland. ...


Rathfarnham Village

In the castle grounds were several fish ponds which were supplied by a mill race taken from the stream which rises up at Kilmashogue and flows down through Grange Golf Links and St. Enda's Park. This served several mills before entering the fish ponds, whence it ran through the golf links while a smaller branch was conducted under the road to the flour mills which stood at the corner of Butterfield Lane, on the site later occupied by Borgward Hansa Motors Ltd. Described in 1836 as Sweetman’s Flour Mills, it frequently changed hands before closing down in 1887. It was later operated as a saw mill. The dry mill race can still be seen here on the north side of Butterfield Avenue. Kilmashogue. ... // Waterfall in Marlay Park Marlay Park is a 300 acre (121 hectares) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in the administrative area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, in Co. ... St. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ...


Rathfarnham Protestant Parish Church on the Main St. was built in 1795 to replace the church in the old graveyard. Beside the church is the old school house that dates from early in the nineteenth century. Immediately adjoining is Church Lane at the corner of which is a bank built on the site of an Royal Irish Constabulary barracks that was burned down during the Irish War of Independence. In the lane is an old blocked up doorway of an early eighteenth century type. Church Lane leads to Woodview cottages, which are built partly on the site of an old paper mill. The mill race previously mentioned passed under Butterfield Lane to the paper mill and continued on below Ashfield to turn the wheel of the Ely Cloth Factory. It was later turned into the Owen Doher River at Woodview Cottages. Until recently, when the new road was made to Templeogue, the old mill race could still be traced through the grounds of Ashfield where its dry bed was still spanned by several stone bridges. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was one of Irelands two police forces in the early twentieth century, alongside the Dublin Metropolitan Police. ... Combatants Irish Republic United Kingdom Commanders Michael Collins Richard Mulcahy Cathal Brugha Important local IRA leaders Henry Hugh Tudor Strength Irish Republican Army c. ...


The paper mill, of which some old walls and brick arches still survive, has been described as the oldest in Ireland but there does not appear to be any evidence to support this. The earliest reference to a paper mill here is 1719 when William Lake of Rathfarnham presented a petition for financial aid but we hear of one at Milltown as far back as 1694. In 1751 William and Thomas Slater whose works were destroyed by fire in 1775 made paper here. Archer’s survey of 1801 mentions two paper mills here, Freemans and Teelings, and both Dalton in 1836 and Lewis in 1837 state that one paper mill was still working and from 1836 to 1839 the name Henry Hayes, Rathfarnham Mill appears in the directories. If this can be identified with the mill at Woodview cottages it must have become idle soon afterwards as it is designated “Old Mill” on the 1843 edition of the O.S. map. In 1854 when this mill had neither water wheel nor machinery an attempt was made to re-open it for the manufacture of paper but it came to nothing. The mill race has now been completely removed to make way for a housing development.


At the end of the main street, on the right, the road to Lower Rathfarnham passes the site of the earliest Constabulary barracks. This closed down in 1890 when the establishment was transferred to a house named Leighton Lodge near Loreto Abbey.


Rathfarnham Lower

The Catholic church of the Annunciation was erected in 1878 to replace the old chapel in Willbrook Road. Outside the church door is a primitive type of font on a pedestal bearing the inscription FONT USED IN MASS HOUSE OF PENAL TIMES IN PARISH OF RATHFARNHAM FROM 1732. The appearance of this font would suggest that it was originally a stone bullaun dating back to a period much earlier than the penal times. The name Catholic Church can mean a visible organization that refers to itself as Catholic, or the invisible Christian Church, viz. ... For other uses, see Annunciation (disambiguation). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


On the opposite corner is the well-known Yellow House, a licensed premises built near the site of an inn of the same name which is marked on Taylor’s map of 1816. (The Catholic church of the Annunciation (see above) is on the site of the original Yellow House). A tradition has been recorded by Mr. Hammond that in 1798 a Michael Eades, who sheltered wanted men in his house, owned it. It was also frequented by the soldiers of the Rathfarnham Guard whose careless talk was carefully noted by the United Irishmen hiding on the premises. In 1804 when the truth came to be known, the same military wrecked the place. Taylor may refer to: // Electoral district of Taylor, a state electoral district in South Australia. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Society of the United Irishmen was a political organisation in eighteenth century Ireland that sought independence from Great Britain. ...


Nutgrove Avenue

A short distance past the church is Nutgrove Avenue, widened and extended about 20 years ago to link up with Churchtown. The old quiet tree shaded avenue has been completely swept away, along with the narrow lanes a cramped passage bounded on both sides by towering walls and full of right angled bends, which wended its crooked course between Loreto Convent cemetery and the garden of Nutgrove House. A massive gateway stood at the entrance to this avenue until about 1911, which bore the inscription Nutgrove School Established 1802. In 1839 the school was under the supervision of Mr. Philip Jones, who continued to hold the post of principal until 1866 when the position was held by Mrs. Anne Jones. In 1876 the school closed down and the house was occupied as a private residence by various tenants down to recent years becoming the parish councilheadquarters. The new avenue was laid through the former school grounds and the house, shorn of its ornamental gardens, stood with its front against the footpath. At some time the house had been disfigured with a rather unsightly concrete porch and the old brickwork covered with cement plaster, concealing the fact that this was a very interesting eighteenth century building containing a fine stairs and coved ceilings with good plaster decoration. Unfortunately the house fell into very bad repair and eventually was demolished. Joyce in his Neighbourhood of Dublin states that this house was at one time the dower house of Rathfarnham Castle but in this he is almost certainly mistaken, as Frizell’s map of 1779 shows that it was outside the estate. It is possible that he confused it with the other old house on the opposite side of the avenue which was formerly named Ely Cottage, later altered to Ely Lodge, and which was shown to be within the boundary of the estate. This house was in very bad repair but has recently been restored in a very tasteful manner. Churchtown is a suburb on the southside of Dublin, Ireland, between Dundrum and Rathfarnham. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Philip Jones (March 12, 1928 - January 17, 2000) was a British trumpeter and leader of an early music ensemble. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The name Joyce jo(y)-ce can used for either males or females. ... A dower house is usually a moderately large house on an estate which is occupied by the widow of the late owner. ... Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle (Irish: Caisleán Ráth Fearnáin) is a castle in Dublin, Ireland originally built for fortification purposes. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Whitehall

The Bottle Tower
The Bottle Tower

The first avenue on the left, beyond Nutgrove House, is Whitehall Road where stands that curious structure known as the Bottle Tower or Hall’s Barn. This was built by Major Hall in 1742 in imitation of the better constructed Wonderful Barn erected about the same period near Leixlip. The floors and other timber work have long disappeared and the winding stone steps are not considered safe to ascend. While the ground floor may have been used as a barn, the first and second floors appear to have been residential as they are both fitted with fireplaces. A smaller structure behind the barn, built on somewhat similar lines was a pigeon house. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1208 pixel, file size: 1,016 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) original digital image Suckindiesel 19:53, 15 April 2007 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1208 pixel, file size: 1,016 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) original digital image Suckindiesel 19:53, 15 April 2007 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O003360 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: 46 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   15,016  15,154 Website: kildare. ...


The old house named Whitehall, which was demolished some years ago, stood adjacent to the barn. It was also built by Major Hall around the same time. In 1778 it became the residence of Rev. Jeremy Walsh, curate of Dundrum, and in 1795 it was converted into a boarding house by Mr. Ml. Kelly. A newspaper advertisement in 1816 invites enquiries from prospective visitors. In a description written in the last century the old fashioned kitchen and panelled staircase are specially noted. 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jeremy Walsh is an astronomer working for the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF) where he is leading the Advanced Data Products group. ... Dundrum is the name of several towns in Ireland: Dundrum in County Down, Northern Ireland Dundrum in Dublin city, Republic of Ireland Dundrum in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Berwick House

Berwick House
Berwick House

The tall house at the bend in the road, recently occupied by the De la Salle Brothers, seems to be identical to a house named Waxfield where the death is recorded in 1766 of Mr. John Lamprey. In 1836 it was known as Hazelbrook, a name which was later transferred to the nearby, now defunct, Hughes Brothers milk bottling plant. The Hughes Brothers original house, built 1898, and called Hazelbrook House,[2] was rebuilt in the Bunratty Folk Park in 2001. From 1844 to 1899 it was known as Bachelor’s Hall, after which it became the headquarters of a Charitable Institution under the name of Berwick Home. In 1944 it again became a private residence and the name was changed to Berwick House. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 774 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1503 × 1164 pixel, file size: 862 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) original digital image Suckindiesel 20:09, 15 April 2007 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 774 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1503 × 1164 pixel, file size: 862 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) original digital image Suckindiesel 20:09, 15 April 2007 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Hughes Brothers Dairy was an ice-cream manufacturer in Ireland until it was purchased by Unilever and added to the Heartbrand. ... Bunratty Castle Bunratty Castle is a castle of Norman architecture in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, Ireland. ... Jan. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Loreto Abbey

The imposing buildings of Loreto Abbey in Lower Rathfarnham form a landmark visible for many miles south of the city. It served as the headquarters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary are more commonly known as the Loreto (or Loretto) Sisters. ...

Rathfarnham House
Rathfarnham House

The mansion which now forms the centrepiece of the group was built by Mr. William Palliser about 1725. No expense was spared in its construction and decoration, as can still be judged by the beautifully preserved interior, the polished mahogany and, in one room, embossed leather wallpaper. William Palliser died in 1768 without issue and Rathfarnham House passed to his cousin the Rev. John Palliser, who was rector of the parish. After his death in 1795 the house was purchased by George Grierson, the Kings Printer, who resided here for a few years. When Grierson removed to his new abode in Woodtown the house remained unoccupied for some years until in 1821 it was purchased by the Most Rev. Dr. Murray for the newly founded Loreto Order. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 734 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1440 × 1176 pixel, file size: 690 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) original digital image Suckindiesel 21:52, 15 April 2007 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 734 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1440 × 1176 pixel, file size: 690 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) original digital image Suckindiesel 21:52, 15 April 2007 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... Sir William Palliser MP (1830 – 1882) was a British Parliamentarian, cavalryman and gunnery expert. ... Events February 8 - Catherine I became empress of Russia February 20 - The first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans takes place in New Hampshire colony. ... Sir William Palliser MP (1830 – 1882) was a British Parliamentarian, cavalryman and gunnery expert. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... John Palliser (January 29, 1817 - August 18, 1887) was an Irish-born Canadian geographer and explorer, and brother of Sir William Palliser. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... George Allison Grierson (April 11, 1867—?) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Loreto is the Italian word for laurel-wood. ...


The foundress Rev. Mother Mary Frances Teresa Ball made many improvements to the place. She is said to have added a storey to the old house although there is no evidence from the exterior to support this. Many additions have been made over the years, the church was built in 1840, the novitiate in 1863 and six years later St. Joseph’s wing which contains the concert hall and refectory. St. Anthony’s wing was erected in 1896, St. Francis Xavier’s in 1903 and the Lisieux building in 1932 for the accommodation of visiting prelates to the Eucharistic Congress.
Mother Frances Mary Teresa Ball was a foundress of the Irish Branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary . ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1932 International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, from the Congress Pictorial Record Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy and laymen for adoring and evangelising the Holy Eucharist. ...

Beaufort House

Directly across the road from the Abbey is Beaufort House, which is now the headquarters of the Loreto Order in Ireland. On the grounds is Loreto High School Beaufort which was founded in 1925. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1208 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1208 pixel, file size: 1. ...


The Ponds

Loreto Terrace on the north side of the Abbey was formerly known as The Ponds, a name originating apparently from the large pond which two hundred years ago occupied the low lying field between Loreto Terrace and Nutgrove Avenue. This area was described in James Joyce’s Neighbourhood of Dublin in 1912 as the dilapidated locality known as the Ponds but it has since been largely rebuilt. An old photograph from Mr. Larry O’Connor’s collection shows what it looked like at that time. The last of the old houses was demolished in the mid 1980s. It was a very early 18th century gabled residence named Grove Cottage and was probably the oldest occupied house in Dublin. This place was the scene of a skirmish at the outbreak of the rising of 1798. The insurgents of the south county assembled at the Ponds on 24th May 1798 under the leadership of David Keely, James Byrne, Edward Keogh and Ledwich. The latter two had been members of Lord Ely’s yeomanry but had taken to the field with the United Irishmen. The insurgents were attacked by the local yeomanry corps but were able to defend themselves and the yeomanry was forced to retreat. A party of regular troops was then sent against them and a stiff encounter took place. A number of the insurgents were killed or wounded and some prisoners taken including Keogh and Ledwich. The survivors retreated, joining up with a party from Clondalkin, and a further engagement took place at the turnpike on the Rathcoole road where the enemy was successfully repulsed. This article is about the writer and poet. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... (Redirected from 24th May) May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Society of the United Irishmen was a political organisation in eighteenth century Ireland that sought independence from Great Britain. ... In the 1790s, the threat of invasion of England was high, with the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. ... Clondalkin (Cluain Dolcáin in Irish, meaning Dolcans meadow) is a town/suburb and parish 10 km west of Dublin City, Ireland, situated in South County Dublin. ... Rathcoole (Rath Cúil in Irish) is a village to the south-west of Tallaght City in the Republic of Ireland and situated in South Dublin County. ...


Grange Road to Harold’s Grange and Taylors Grange

The road to Harold’s Grange continues southward from Loreto Abbey, past some very old houses, which have been restored in recent years. The first is Snugborough, which has its gable end to the road. The next is Washington Lodge, its attractive 18th century facade hidden by a shrubbery. In recent years new avenues have been laid out here on both sides of the road. Barton Drive, on the left, occupies the site of a house named Barton Lodge. On the other side is Silveracre, once the home of Dr. Henthorn Todd, Professor of Hebrew in T.C.D., who was connected by marriage to the Hudson family of the adjoining Hermitage estate. He was a well known Irish scholar and was the editor and translator of a number of Irish documents as well as the author of a life of St. Patrick. He died here in 1869. About the middle of the last century the name of the house was changed to Silverton but it was later reverted to the original Silveracre. Most of the land is now built on. It was also the home in the early part of twentieth century of Surgeon Croly, who founded Baggot St. Hospital. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Trinity College, Dublin TCD, corporately designated as the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by Elizabeth I, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ... A hermitage is the retreat of a hermit. ...


St Enda’s

The Hermitage, site of St. Enda's
The Hermitage, site of St. Enda's

The next estate on the same side is Hermitage or Saint Enda’s, the former home of Padraig Pearse and later of his sister Miss Margaret Pearse. The house, which is entirely faced with cut granite and has an imposing stone portico, was occupied in the eighteenth century by Edward Hudson, an eminent dentist. He had a passion for Irish antiquities, which he demonstrated in an unusual way by the erection of a number of romantic ruins around the estate. He built a small watch tower inside the boundary wall near the entrance gate and further along, a hermit’s cave, a dolmen, a ruined abbey and beside a deep well, a tiny chamber with a stone bench and a narrow fireplace. At the corner of the road to Whitechurch the loopholed and crenellated structure known as the Fortification, or Emmet’s Fort was another of his creations. South of the house he built a grotto surmounted by a tall stone pillar, a Brehon’s chair and a fanciful construction consisting of two great boulders, one balanced on top of the other, which has since been demolished. Just inside the boundary wall he cut an inscription in Ogham on the two faces of a large rock. Translated they read: RIDENT VICINI GLEBASETS A KH A MOVENTEM EDUARDUM HUDSON. In the pretty glen adjoining the Whitechurch road he erected a sort of temple with several small chambers and flights of steps. The estate was at that time known as the “Fields of Oden” and is so called on maps of the period. Within the grounds also, at the corner nearest toWhitechurch is an obelisk, stated to have been erected by a former owner, Major Doyne, over the grave of a horse that carried him through the Battle of Waterloo. The date however of Major Doyne’s occupation does not support this. Unlike the constructions of Edward Hudson, which were purposely of the roughest material, this monument was of cut stone with small moulded pillars. Unfortunately the heavy hand of the vandal descended on it, toppled it from its base and smashed the supporting pillars. It has since been re-erected, without the pillars. Image File history File links Pearse-Museum. ... A hermitage is the retreat of a hermit. ... Saint Enda of Aran (died c. ... Patrick Pearse Patrick Henry Pearse (known as Pádraic Pearse or, in the Irish language, as Pádraic Anraí Mac Piarais) (November 10, 1879 - May 3, 1916) was a teacher, poet, writer and political activist who led the Irish Easter Rising in 1916. ... Margaret Mary Pearse (1878 – 7 November 1968) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ... Life History Edward Hudson (1743 - 4 October 1821) was born in Castlemartyr, County Cork, Ireland. ... Whitechurch on the southside of Dublin, situated in Ballyboden in Rathfarnham at the foot of the Dublin mountains. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Whitechurch on the southside of Dublin, situated in Ballyboden in Rathfarnham at the foot of the Dublin mountains. ... The Luxor obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris For other uses, see Obelisk (disambiguation). ... Combatants First French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of the United Netherlands Kingdom of Hanover Duchy of Nassau Duchy of Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Prince William of Orange Strength 73,000 67,000 Coalition 60,000 Prussian... Life History Edward Hudson (1743 - 4 October 1821) was born in Castlemartyr, County Cork, Ireland. ...


Edward Hudson was succeeded by his son William Elliot Hudson, who was born here in 1796. A distinguished scholar, he was a friend of Thomas Davis and Gavin Duffy and was a patron of Irish literature and art. Shortly before his death in 1857 he endowed the R.I.A. with a fund for the publication of its Irish Dictionary and he also left the Academy Library a valuable collection of books. Thomas Osborne Davis (October 14, 1814 - September 16, 1845) was an Irish writer and politician who was the chief organizer and poet of the Young Ireland movement. ... Gavin Duffy (born 18 September 1981) is a rugby union footballer who plays on at full back or at centre for Harlequins. ...


From 1840 to 1858 Hermitage was the home of Richard Moore, Attorney General, and in 1859 it came into the possession of Major Richard Doyne, stated to be a veteran of the Waterloo. From 1872 to 1885 it was occupied by George Campbell, merchant of 58 Sackville St., and after lying vacant for a few years it was tenanted by Major Philip Doyne of the 4th Dragoon Guards. In 1891 Colonel Frederick le Mesurier, barrister is returned as occupier and in 1899 Mr. William Woodburn. Richard Hancock Moore is the current North Carolina State Treasurer, first elected to that post in 2000 and re-elected in 2004. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Combatants First French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of the United Netherlands Kingdom of Hanover Duchy of Nassau Duchy of Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Prince William of Orange Strength 73,000 67,000 Coalition 60,000 Prussian... George Campbell may refer to: Politicians: George Campbell (Australian politician) (born 1943), senator from the Australian Labor Party in New South Wales George W. Campbell (1769–1848), American statesman George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll (1768–1839), Whig MP George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823–1900), UK Liberal... William Woodburn was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Nevada. ...


St. Enda's School was founded by Padraig Pearse in 1909 and was at first housed in Cullenswood House, Ranelagh. Pearse felt that the confined surroundings of this house gave no scope for the outdoor life that should play so large a part in the education of youth, so in 1910 he leased Hermitage from Mr. Woodburn and moved his college here. A long billiard room was converted into a study hall and chapel, the drawing room became a dormitory and the stables opening off an enclosed square became class rooms. In “The Story of a Success” Pearse tells of the realisation of one of his life’s ambitions and it was from here that he set off for the city on his bicycle for the last time on Easter Sunday 1916. After the rising the college continued to function under the care of Miss Margaret Pearse until it finally closed down in 1935. After the death of Miss Pearse in 1968 St. Enda’s passed into the hands of the state and has since been opened as a public park and home of the Pearse Museum. St. ... Patrick Pearse Patrick Henry Pearse (known as Pádraic Pearse or, in the Irish language, as Pádraic Anraí Mac Piarais) (November 10, 1879 - May 3, 1916) was a teacher, poet, writer and political activist who led the Irish Easter Rising in 1916. ... Ranelagh (Irish Raghnallach) is a residential area and township on the southside of Dublin city, Ireland. ... The Pearse Museum is dedicated to the memory of Patrick Pearse, educationalist and nationalist who was executed for his part in the 1916 Rising. ...


Priory

Directly opposite to St. Enda’s was Priory, the home of John Philpot Curran, at the time of Emmet’s rising. The house was formerly named Holly Park but when Curran bought it in 1790 he changed the name to Priory. He lived here for 27 years at the peak of his fame and here he was to endure the tragic events, which cast a shadow on his private life. First the untimely death of his daughter Gertrude, followed by the loss of his wife, who left him for another man, and lastly the discovery of the association of his daughter Sarah Curran with Robert Emmet. Gertrude Curran died in 1792 at the age of 12 as the result of a fall from a window. Curran had her buried in the grounds of the Priory and over the grave he placed a recumbent slab, on which was fixed a metal plate bearing the inscription: John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) was an Irish orator and wit, born in County Cork. ... Holly Park may refer to: Holly Park, Ontario, Canada, a community in the township of King Holly Park, Quebec, Canada Holly Park, California, USA Holly Park, Tennessee, USA in Murfreesboro Holly Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, a neighbourhood in the Beacon Hill district of the city Holly Park, Los Angeles, USA... For the historical Irish person, see Sarah Curran (historical) For the pub in Rathfarnham named after Sarah Curran, see Sarah Curran(Pub) Categories: Disambiguation ... Robert Emmet Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803) was an Irish nationalist rebel leader. ...

Here lies the body of Gertrude Curran
fourth daughter of John Philpot Curran
who departed this life October 6th 1792
Age twelve years.

The position of the grave was clearly marked on the early editions of the O.S. maps. It was about midway along the northern boundary of the corner field facing the fortification, on the north side of the boundary bank and a few yards from it. It was formerly enclosed by a grove of trees, which can be seen in J. J. Reynold’s photograph of 1903 but these were cut down about 1928. Some time later the stumps were dug out and the stone slab broken up and thrown on the adjoining bank. The metal plate had already been taken by souvenir hunters. It was Sarah Curran’s desire to be buried here also but to this her father would not agree as he had come in for criticism on the previous occasion for burying his daughter in unconsecrated ground. For the historical Irish person, see Sarah Curran (historical) For the pub in Rathfarnham named after Sarah Curran, see Sarah Curran(Pub) Categories: Disambiguation ...


In this district nearly every ancient site is associated in tradition with either Sarah Curran or Robert Emmet and it is not surprising therefore to find that this burial place has been suggested as the last resting place of Robert Emmet. This tradition goes back for well over a century and it is rather surprising that this site was not investigated when the search for Emmet’s remains was being made at places a great deal less accessible and no less improbable. For the historical Irish person, see Sarah Curran (historical) For the pub in Rathfarnham named after Sarah Curran, see Sarah Curran(Pub) Categories: Disambiguation ... Robert Emmet Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803) was an Irish nationalist rebel leader. ... Robert Emmet Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803) was an Irish nationalist rebel leader. ...


In October 1979 the opportunity offered itself to carry out this investigation. The Priory estate was being developed and heavy machinery moved in to lay the roads and sewers. Mrs. Bernadette Foley of nearby Barton Drive drew attention to the need to carry out this work before the site was buried for ever under a concrete jungle. With the co-operation of Messrs Gallaghers, the developers, a small group undertook to investigate the site. First the exact location was checked on the original large scale manuscript map in the O.S., next the field was carefully chained and the site marked to within a few feet and then a narrow trench 3 feet deep was dug through where the burial should have been. The result was a complete blank. A second and a third trench were cut at intervals until a large area had been investigated without finding any burial, timber, brick or stone.


The developers then offered to investigate further with the excavator and carefully cleared an area of 20 yds long and 10 yds wide to a depth of 4 feet without finding any sign of disturbance. They then deepened this area by another two feet with no better result. All the accounts of the burial state that it was made in a vault and it is therefore surprising and disappointing that no evidence whatever was found and there does not seem to be any obvious explanation for it. The builders, Messrs Gallaghers Ltd. were commended for their interest in this aspect of the site and their painstaking excavation work under the supervision of Mr. Leslie Black was expertly carried out.


Priory was occupied by the Curran family until 1875 and subsequently by the Taylors until 1923. At the beginning of the century the house and gardens were still in good repair but after the Taylor’s time the place was neglected. Twenty years ago the walls were still standing but little now remains but some heaps of rubble.


Rathfarnham Today

Amenities

Rathfarnham has a wide range of shops and businesses, including two bank branches, notably in the Nutgrove Shopping Centre, which also hosts one of Dublin's Motor Tax offices. The area also has a Garda Station and two post offices, and is home to the city's main animal shelter.


Marlay Park is a large open parkland, with a craft centre near the old "big house"; the park sometimes hosts major concerts. Aside from St. Enda's and Bushy Park (see above) and small green spaces, the area also hosts two golf clubs.


Both fine buildings of Loreto Abbey and Rathfarnham Castle also provide amenity value.


There are a number of schools.


Rathfarnham is served by a range of buses.


The area's other shopping centre is Rathfarnham shopping centre.


Organisations and Sport

Rathfarnham is home to the 13th Dublin, the 14th Dublin, the 31st Dublin and the 68th Dublin Scout troops, the Rathfarnham Girl Guides[3] the Rathfarnham Concert Band[4] and the Ballyboden St. Enda's GAA Club[5].Rathfarnham has a number of Football teams including Leicter Celtic and Broadford Rovers The 13th Dublin unit is a Scout-group in Rathfarnham, Dublin. ... The 14th Dublin unit is a Scout-group from Rathfarnham, Dublin, They are a member of Scouting Ireland, the national organisation for Scouting in Ireland. ... Scouting Ireland (Irish: Gasóga na hÉireann) is the national Scouting association of Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). ... The Rathfarnham Girl Guides unit is a Scouting-troop in Rathfarnham , Dublin. ... Senior Club Championships Ballyboden St. ... For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ...


Falling Population

According to the 2006 Census[6], Rathfarnham has a population of 17,333 – a drop of 2.1% since 2002. The population has gradually decreased over the years from 17,760 in 1996 to 17,717 in 2002.


The number of people living around the neighbourhoods of Ballyroan and St. Endas fell notably by 8% and 7% respectively. On the other hand, there were minimal increases in the Butterfield and Hermitage areas.


One thing is clear from the statistics – Rathfarnham is getting old. The young couples that moved into the area in the 1960s are entering retirement. There is a lack of suitable and affordable homes for young people within Rathfarnham and consequently they are flocking out to neighbouring suburbs such as Tallaght and Firhouse.


Over the last 4 years, there hasn’t been many apartment block developments in the Rathfarnham area. The figures reflect this reality. Due to the fact that there aren’t many suitable sites in the area for apartment building, many analysts including the Rathfarnham Community Website[7], predict that Census 2010 will publish further decreases.


Music Venue

Rathfarnham has become the focal point of the summer music festival scene in Ireland. Between May and August every year, high profile acts put on concerts for thousands of people at Marlay Park. Acts in 2007 have included Damien Rice, Foo Fighers, Kaiser Chiefs , Crowded House, Aerosmith, Damien Rice, The Who and Peter Gabriel. // Waterfall in Marlay Park Marlay Park is a 300 acre (121 hectares) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in the administrative area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, in Co. ... Damien Rice (born December 7, 1973) is an Irish folk singer, famous for his two albums O and 9. ... This article is about the band. ... Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia, and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Damien Rice (born December 7, 1973) is an Irish folk singer, famous for his two albums O and 9. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ...


Pubs

Buglers pub is situated in Ballyboden House on the Ballyboden Road in Ballyboden. John Blake was the first known publican to be granted the licence in 1799. Ballyboden is an area in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. ...


Situated on Main Street, The Castle Inn is, as its name implies, near Rathfarnham Castle. The interior is made of stone and light wood and is one of the newer pubs in Rathfarnham.

The Yellow House, Rathfarnham
The Yellow House, Rathfarnham

The Eden pub is situated on Grange Road near Marlay Park and is one of the highest pubs in the town. The beer garden was a favourite attraction because of the wide open spaces and the elevated view of Dublin. The building was formerly Eden House, one of the 18th century stately houses on Grange Road , before being converted to its present use by Patsy Kiernan who died in recent years. The pub was then sold in 2006 for €5.5m and is now run by owners of The Morgue Pub in Templeogue Village. The pub was completely renovated by the new owners but due to major road works on the Grange Road the only true Beer Garden in Rathfarnham is no more. The new owners are awaiting the completion of the road works before reopening a new Beer Garden. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... // Waterfall in Marlay Park Marlay Park is a 300 acre (121 hectares) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in the administrative area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, in Co. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Templeogue (Dublin 6W) is a suburb of southwest Dublin, in Ireland. ...


The Old Orchard is on Butterfield Avenue near Rathfarnham Shopping Centre. The interior has a very contemporary "European" styling. The 'island' bar is an unusual feature and provides service around the full 360°, earning it its local nickname of the ""thripp'ny bit". This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... 1953 threepence The threepence, pronounced thruppence, was a denomination of currency, used by various jurisdictions in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, until decimalisation of the pound sterling and Irish pound. ...


The Tuning Fork is situated at the junction of Willbrook Road and Whitechurch Road near the Yellow House pub. It is an old-style Irish pub.


The Yellow House pub, is situated at the corner of Willbrook Road and Grange Road, a short distance from Rathfarnham Castle. It is believed that the first pub bearing the name was a thatched cottage standing on the site of the present Roman Catholic church, and that the licence went back as far as the early eighteenth century. Certainly, it was in business at the time of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Some say it was used during the rebellion as a meeting room for the rebellion-leaders. The present Yellow House was built in 1825 by Mary Murphy and opened for business in 1827. It was extensively refurbished and extended in 1979. According to local folklore, the poet Francis Ledwidge worked there for two days as an apprentice before homesickness for his home town of Slane, Co. Meath, caused him to leave. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Combatants United Irishmen French First Republic Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Commanders Local leaders, General Humbert Cornwallis Lake Strength  ? Various, at peak mid-June c. ... Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Francis Ledwidge (August 19, 1887 - July 31, 1917) was an Irish poet, killed in action during World War I. Ledwidge was born at Slane in Ireland, into a large and poverty-stricken family. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Meath (An Mhí in Irish) is a county in the Republic of Ireland, the county is often informally called The Royal County. ...


People

Stephen Lucius Gwynn (13 February 1864–1950) was an Irish journalist, biographer, poet and Nationalist politician. ... See also: 1863 in Ireland, 1865 in Ireland // Sheridan Le Fanu publishes Uncle Silas. ... See also: 1949 in Ireland, 1951 in Ireland and the list of years in Ireland. Events March 12 - 83 people die when a plane carrying rugby fans home from Belfast crashes in Wales. ...

Famous people associated with Rathfarnham

U2 spent many days at Danesmoate House when they were working on the Joshua Tree album in the 1980s. Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu IPA: ) (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. ... Anne Devlin was Robert Emmets Romantic friend. ... Damien Anthony Duff (born March 2, 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin) is an Irish footballer. ... For the historical Irish person, see Sarah Curran (historical) For the pub in Rathfarnham named after Sarah Curran, see Sarah Curran(Pub) Categories: Disambiguation ... Patrick Pearse Patrick Henry Pearse (known as Pádraic Pearse or, in the Irish language, as Pádraic Anraí Mac Piarais) (November 10, 1879 - May 3, 1916) was a teacher, poet, writer and political activist who led the Irish Easter Rising in 1916. ... Robert Emmet Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803) was an Irish nationalist rebel leader. ... Joseph Mary Plunkett (November 21, 1887 - May 4, 1916) was an Irish nationalist, poet, and leader of the Easter Rising in 1916. ... Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish nationalist, poet, playwright, and a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. ... Colin Collie Moran born on the 06 June 1980 is a Dublin Gaelic Footballer. ... Thomas Taylor (1758 - 1835) was an English translator, born in London. ... There were two prominent Irishmen of the 16th to 17th centuries named Adam Loftus, an uncle and nephew: Adam Loftus (Archbishop) Adam Loftus, 1st Viscount Loftus of Ely This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Oliver Cromwell (disambiguation). ... Sir William Chambers (1723-1796) was a Scottish architect, (though born in Stockholm where his father was a merchant). ... Willie Pearse William Pearse (better known as Willie Pearse, Irish: ; November 15, 1891 – May 4, 1916) was an Irish nationalist and younger brother of Patrick Pearse. ... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... Paul McGinley (born December 16, 1966 in Dublin) is an Irish golfer who plays on the PGA European Tour. ... Sir William Cusac Smith (1766–1836), baronet, was an eccentric Irish judge who had offended Daniel O’Connell. ... William Butler Yeats, 1933. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Grace, Princess of Monaco née Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess... Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England), is best known as the bass player of the rock band U2. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Binomial name Yucca brevifolia Schott ex Torr. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


Landmarks

Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle (Irish: Caisleán Ráth Fearnáin) is a castle in Dublin, Ireland originally built for fortification purposes. ... Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle (Irish: Caisleán Ráth Fearnáin) is a castle in Dublin, Ireland originally built for fortification purposes. ... // Waterfall in Marlay Park Marlay Park is a 300 acre (121 hectares) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in the administrative area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, in Co. ...

References

  1. ^ Brooks Thomas
  2. ^ Hazelbrook House
  3. ^ Rathfarnham Girl Guides,
  4. ^ Rathfarnham Concert Band
  5. ^ GAA club
  6. ^ Census 2006 Populations of Electoral Divisions, 2002 - 2006
  7. ^ Rathfarnham Community Website
  • Archeology, Early Christian Remains and Local Histories by Patrick Healy

See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

External links


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Rathfarnham is also home to the 13th Dublin and the 14th Dublin scout troops, the Rathfarnham Girl Guides [1],the Rathfarnham Concert Band [2] and the Ballyboden St. Enda's GAA Club [3].
Rathfarnham Protestant Parish Church on the Main St. was built in 1795 to replace the church in the old graveyard which had become inadequate for the congregation.
It is one of the newer pubs in Rathfarnham.
Rathfarnham Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1618 words)
Rathfarnham Castle, in Dublin, was originally an Anglo-Norman castle built to defend the Pale from the Irish clans in the nearby Wicklow Mountains.
Rathfarnham Castle remained in the hands of the Connolly family until 1742 where it was then sold to Bishop Hoadley.
Rathfarnham Castle (Dublin) The date of the foundation of the Castle is uncertain, but recent research would suggest 1583 as the most likely date.
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