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Tallaght
Tamhlacht
Fulaingt
(Irish: Endurance)
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53°17′19″N 6°21′26″W / 53.2886, -6.3572
Irish grid reference
O093265
Statistics
Province: Leinster
County: South Dublin County
Elevation: 90 m
Population (2006) 64,227 

Tallaght (pronounced /'tælæ/; Irish: Tamhlacht) is the largest town, and county seat, of South Dublin County, Ireland. It was one of the earliest settlements[citation needed] in the southern part of the island, and one of medieval Ireland's most important monastic centres[citation needed]. The village area, dating from at least the 17th century, occupies a site of significant historical and religious value. 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. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ...


Though Tallaght was little more than a large parish consisting of a village, and perhaps several rural areas, in the 1960s, suburban development began in the 1970s and a new town centre area has been developing since the late 1980s. The administrative headquarters of South Dublin County Council are located in the town. Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Tallaght Code: D (SN proposed) Area: 222. ...

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History

The documented history of Tallaght dates back to early Christendom in Ireland but the many archaeological sites in the area suggest the presence of Bronze Age and perhaps even earlier settlers in the area.


The place name Tallaght is derived from the words támh leacht, meaning a plague burial place. The earliest mention of Tallaght in recorded material is the account of Parthalon in the Annals of the Four Masters who had their residence in the plain between Tallaght and Swords. Parthalon the Greek was said to be one of the early invaders of Ireland. A plague is said to have killed 9,000 of his followers in one week and they were buried at Tallaght and its environs. Thus the place came to be named Taimleach Muintire Parthalon. However, the burials that have been found in the Tallaght area are all normal pre-historic interments, mainly of the Bronze Age, and nothing suggesting a mass grave has so far been recorded here.


With the foundation of the monastery of Tallaght by St. Maelruain in 769 A.D. we have a more reliable record of Tallaght's early history. The monastery was a centre of learning and piety and was particularly associated with the Céli Dé spiritual reform movement. It was such an important institution that it and the monastery at Finglas were known as the "two eyes of Ireland". St. Aengus, an Ulsterman, was one of the most illustrious of the Céli Dé and devoted himself to the religious life. Wherever he went he was accompanied by a band of followers who distracted him from his devotions. He secretly travelled to the monastery at Tallaght where he was not known and enrolled as a lay brother. He remained unknown for many years until his identity was discovered by Maeilruain. They later wrote the Martyrology of Tallaght together and St. Aengus also wrote a calendar of saints known as the Féilire of Aengus.


St. Maelruain's Church of Ireland now occupies the site of the original monastery. The present day church was built in 1829 and replaced an earlier one to which the still existing tower belonged. The tower is four stories high and has a spiral staircase. An external stairs gives access to the first floor and the spiral stairway to the floors above. The third floor has a vaulted stone ceiling above which is the flat roof and a small turret. In 1662 the churchwardens were granted a sum of £100 in compensation for damage done by Captain Alland who had been stationed there with his troops in 1651. He stripped off the roof of the church and used the timber slates and pews for his own house. He also used the paving stones to pave the entrance to his kitchen and fed his horses from the font.


There are a number of interesting historic features in the grounds of the church. On the left inside the churchyard gate is a font called St. Maelruain's Losset. This is a wide and shallow granite stone trough or font. 'Losat' is an Old Irish word denoting a wooden trough used in former times for kneading bread. It is likely that the country people named it from its similarity in shape to the lossets that they used in their homes. St. Maelruain's Cross lies south of the font. It is a small ancient cross set in a pedestal which is fixed in a circular granite base resembling a mill stone. The pedestal and base were formerly known as Moll Rooney's loaf and griddle and the font was called Moll Rooney's Losset. There are a great many tombstones in the graveyard dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, and some even from the 17th century. One of these commemorates Colonel John Talbot of Belgard who sat in the Parliament of James II and took part in many important military engagements. The graves of the artists Oisin Kelly, Evie Hone and Elizabeth Rivers are in the new graveyard at St. Maelruain's. Also to be seen in the grounds of the church is the remains of the fosse, the ancient curved bank which enclosed Maelruain's monastery. The best view is from the carpark at the rear of Smith's Toystore.


St. Maelruain died in 792 and was buried in Tallaght. The influence of the monastery continued after his death, as can be judged by the fact that, in 806, the monks of Tallaght were able to prevent the holding of the Tailtin Games, because of some infringement of their rights. In 811 the monastery was devastated by the Vikings but the destruction was not permanent and the annals of the monastery continued to be recorded throughout the following centuries. After the Anglo-Norman invasion in 1179 Tallaght and its appurtenances were confirmed to the See of Dublin and became the property of the Archbishop. The complete disappearance of every trace of what must have been an extensive and well organised monastic settlement can only be accounted for by the subsequent history of the place, the erection and demolition of defensive walls and castles, and the incessant warfare and destruction that lasted for hundreds of years.


Throughout the greater part of the 13th century a state of comparative peace existed at Tallaght, but subsequently the O'Byrnes and O'Tooles took offensive action and were joined by many of the Archbishop's tenants. As a result of this the land was not tilled, the pastures were not stocked and the holdings were deserted. In 1310 the bailiffs of Tallaght got a royal grant to enclose the town. No trace of these defensive walls survive and we don't have any evidence of their exact location, except for the name of the Watergate Bridge which spans the Dodder on the Oldbawn Road.


The continuation of such raids prompted the construction, in 1324, of Tallaght castle and it was finished some time before 1349. A century later it was reported to be in need of repair. Tallaght had become an important defensive site on the edge of the Pale. When Archbishop Hoadley replaced Archbishop King in 1729 he found it in ruins, which he demolished and built himself a palace at a cost of £2,500. By 1821 the palace too had fallen into ruin and an Act of Parliament was passed which stated that it was unfit for habitation. The following year it was sold to Major Palmer, Inspector General of Prisons who pulled the palace down and used the materials to build his mansion, Tallaght House, as well as a schoolhouse and several cottages. Tallaght House is now incorporated in the buildings at St. Mary's Priory.


An ancient tower was spared in the demolition of the palace and was later incorporated into the buildings of Saint Mary's Priory where it still stands today. It contains a spiral staircase and was originally four stories high but is now reduced internally to two. Attached to the castle was a long building which was used in the archbishop's time as a brewery and later on as a granary and stables. Under the Dominicans it was converted into a chapel and was used as such until 1883 when the new church was built. The grounds of the Priory, the old palace gardens, still retain many features from the historic past such as the Archbishop's bathhouse, the Friar's Walk and St. Maelruain's Tree.


The old constabulary barracks on the main street was the scene of the engagement known as the Battle of Tallaght, which occurred during the Fenian rising on 5th March 1867. On that night the Fenians moved out to assemble at the appointed place on Tallaght Hill. The large number of armed men alarmed the police in Tallaght who sent warning to the nearest barracks. There were fourteen constables and a head constable under Sub-inspector Burke at Tallaght, and they took up a position outside the barracks where they commanded the roads from both Greenhills and Templeogue. The first body of armed men came from Greenhills and, when they came under police fire, retreated. Next a party came from Templeogue, and were also dispersed. In 1936 a skeleton, sword-bayonet and water bottle were found in a hollow tree stump near Terenure. It is thought that these were the remains of one of the Fenians who had taken refuge there after the Battle of Tallaght and either died of his wounds or was frozen to death.


The 17th and 18th centuries brought many changes to Tallaght. Many mills were built along the Dodder and this brought new prosperity which saw the building of many houses in the area. In 1888 the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway opened and it passed through Tallaght Village. This provided a new means of transporting goods and also brought day-trippers from the city. The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway (DBST) operated steam powered trams between Terenure in Dublin and Blessington in Co. ...


Modern development

While no plan was formally adopted, Tallaght was laid out as a new town, as set out in the 1967 Myles Wright masterplan for Greater Dublin. This proposed four self-contained new towns at Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan and Blanchardstown. Many of the social and cultural proposals in this plan were ignored by Dublin City Council, and contrary to planners' suggestions, Tallaght and the other 'new towns' were not provided with adequate facilities. Characterised by the same problems associated with poorly planned fringe areas of many European cities, during the 1970s and 1980s, Tallaght became synonymous with suburban mismanagement. See New Town for places with that name. ... Map of the Greater Dublin Area Greater Dublin Area (GDA) is a loosely defined term which is used to describe the city of Dublin and the counties of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Meath, South Dublin and Wicklow of the Republic of Ireland. ... Clondalkin (Irish: , meaning Dolcans meadow) is a village and suburb 10 km west of Dublin City, Ireland, situated in the administrative County of South Dublin. ... Lucan can refer to: Lucan, a town in County Dublin Lucan, a town in Minnesota, USA Lucan, a town in Ontario, Canada Earl of Lucan, a British peerage title Richard Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, the most famous holder Lucan, a Roman poet Lucan the Butler, a Knight of the... Blanchardstown (Baile Bhlainséir in Irish) is a sprawling suburb of Dublin, Ireland. ... Dublin City Council (Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish) refers to two different entities. ...


While it has been absorbed into the larger suburban area of Dublin (including becoming the postal district Dublin 24 in the late 1980s), Tallaght has developed a distinctive identity, arising largely from its rapid growth during recent decades. Tallaght now has a thriving local arts, cultural, sports, and economic outlook matched by a distinctive sense of place. Along with libraries and local arts groups, it can boast two theatres and a homegrown youth theatre company. It is also the home to the Tallaght Swim Team, the National Basketball Arena, Shamrock Rovers F.C., and several notable martial arts schools and Gaelic Athletic Association clubs. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... National Basketball Arena, also known as Tallaght Arena, is an indoor sporting arena located in Tallaght, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. ... Shamrock Rovers Football Club (Irish: ) are a football club from Dublin, Ireland. ... For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ...


Chronology

  • 792; death of Saint Maelruain.
  • 811; Saint Maelruain's monastery devastated by the Vikings.
  • 1179; Tallaght and its hinterland, previously within the Diocese of Glendalough, confirmed as holdings of the See of Dublin.
  • 1310; bailiffs of Tallaght given royal grant to enclose the town.
  • 1324; building commences on Tallaght Castle.
  • 1331-1332; Tallaght Castle plundered by O'Toole of Imaile.
  • 1378; Mathew, son of Redmond de Bermingham, takes up station at Tallaght Castle to resist the O'Byrnes.
  • 1540; O'Tooles invade and devastate Tallaght Castle and surrounding manors.
  • 1635; Old Bawn House built.
  • 1729; Tallaght Castle demolished; Archbishop's Palace built by Archbishop Hoadley.
  • 1822; Archbishop's Palace demolished by Major Palmer, who then builds Tallaght House.
  • 1864; Saint Mary's Priory built.
  • 1867; the battle of Tallaght.
  • 1883; New Priory Church built.
  • 1888; the Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway commences operation, passing through Tallaght village.
  • 1955; new retreat house built at the Priory, enclosing Tallaght House.
  • 1987; Alan Dukes outlines the Tallaght Strategy to the Tallaght Chamber of Commerce.
  • 1998; Tallaght Hospital opens.
  • 1999; Civic Theatre opens adjacent to County Council headquarters in Tallaght centre.
  • 2004; the Red Line of the Luas light rail system opens, connecting Tallaght Central to Connolly Station in Dublin city.

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Geography

Location

Tallaght is centred 13 km southwest of Dublin city, in the plains by the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. While there is no strict definition, it might be described as beginning west of Templeogue running west to the border with Saggart, and runs from the boundaries of Glen na Smol and Knocklyon in the south to south of Clondalkin and Walkinstown. For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... The Wicklow Mountains are a range of mountains in the south-east of Ireland. ... Templeogue (Dublin 6W) is a suburb of southwest Dublin, in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O093265 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Population (2006) 868  Saggart is a heritage village in South Dublin, in the province of Leinster, Ireland, located near Citywest on the outskirts of Tallaght, before the village of Rathcoole. ... Knocklyon (IPA pronunciation: ) is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. ... Clondalkin (Irish: , meaning Dolcans meadow) is a village and suburb 10 km west of Dublin City, Ireland, situated in the administrative County of South Dublin. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin South-Central Postal district(s): Dublin 12 Population (2006) 5910  Walkinstown (Baile Bhailcín in Irish) is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Southside of the city, approximately 6 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre. ...


Transport

Tallaght is connected to Dublin city centre by Dublin Bus services and the Red Line of the Luas light rail system, which opened in September 2004. Though the first stop (Tallaght Cross) of the Red Line is called 'Tallaght', the entire 'Red 4' zone lies within the Tallaght area. Though there are buses to Clondalkin and Ballyfermot, and Dún Laoghaire, Tallaght is poorly connected to Dublin's other suburbs, as public transport predominantly runs through Dublin city centre; this has led to high levels of car dependence. Dublin Bus (Irish: ) is a public transport operator in the Republic of Ireland. ... Luas [l̪ˠuː(É™)s̪ˠ] (Irish for speed), also promoted in the development stage as the Dublin Light Rail System, currently encompasses two unconnected on-street light rail lines in Dublin, Ireland. ... Ballyfermot (Irish: Baile Formaid ) is a suburb in the city of Dublin, Ireland. ... This article is about the town of Dún Laoghaire . ...


A metro rail system is currently being planned for Dublin. Two lines have been proposed; Metro North, running from Dublin city to the airport, and Metro West, where by taking a circuitous route, it is proposed to link Tallaght with Dublin's other major western suburbs including Clondalkin, Lucan, and Blanchardstown. This metro line will eventually join up with Metro North and continue out to Dublin Airport in the County of Fingal. Blanchardstown (Baile Bhlainséir in Irish) is a sprawling suburb of Dublin, Ireland. ... Private spiral ramp access to the main terminal building of Dublin (Áth Cliath) Airport Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish, is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority plc. ...


Population

As there is no specifically local administration, there is no legal boundary for Tallaght, and therefore no official population figure. In 1986, the Minister for the Environment removed several localities historically associated with Tallaght when he redrew the District Electoral Divisions. If these areas are included the population can be derived from the 2006 census as 103,301. The 2006 census figure for the remaining electoral divisions is 64,227.


Districts

The greater Tallaght area comprises several districts. Some areas, such as Firhouse and Templeogue were historically separate (and physically disconnected) but are sometimes now accumulated within "greater Tallaght." Firhouse (pronounced Fear-house or Fur-house) is a small village, surrounded by housing estates. ... Templeogue (Dublin 6W) is a suburb of southwest Dublin, in Ireland. ...


Tallaght town centre occupies the centre-east district, encompassing Belgard Square, the main shopping area (known as the Square), the Luas Red Line terminus at Tallaght Cross, Tallaght Hospital (the current National Children's Hospital), the Civic Theatre, South Dublin County Library, South Dublin County Arts Centre (under construction), Sean Walsh Memorial Park, and several bars and hotels. The Square is a shopping centre in Tallaght in south-west Dublin. ... Luas [l̪ˠuː(ə)s̪ˠ] (Irish for speed), also promoted in the development stage as the Dublin Light Rail System, currently encompasses two unconnected on-street light rail lines in Dublin, Ireland. ...


Tallaght village is situated to the east of the new town centre, lying north of the Tallaght Bypass (N81). It stretches east-west from Main Road and Main Street to the Abberley Court Hotel at the end of High Street, and encompasses Village Green, Tallaght Courthouse, Westpark, and many shops, restaurants and banks. It also houses Tallaght Youth Service, Tallaght's first newspaper printing house, the Tallaght Echo, and Tallaght Community Arts Centre. The Institute of Technology, Saint Mary's priory, and Saint Maelruain's church are located in the historic quarter of Tallaght village. N81 in West Wicklow south of Hollywood The N81 road is a National Secondary Route in Ireland, connecting the gates of Trinity College, Dublin to Tullow, County Carlow, north to south. ...


To the east of the village lies the Tymon North-Balrothery area. This includes housing estates such as Bancroft, Balrothery, Glenview, Castle Park, Saint Aongus, Tymon, Bolbrook and Avonbeg. This part of Tallaght is home to several sporting facilities including the National Basketball Arena, a fitness centre, two swimming pools, an athletics track, and an astroturf soccer facility. Tymon Park is fed by the Poddle, and is Ireland's second largest city park. It borders Greenhills and Templeogue, and it contains extensive sporting grounds, ponds, Coláiste De Hide, and one of Ireland's largest playgrounds at the Tymon North entrance. Greenhills (Irish, Na Glaschnoic or Na Cnoic nGlas) is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Southside of the city. ... Templeogue (Dublin 6W) is a suburb of southwest Dublin, in Ireland. ...


To the south of the village lies Old Bawn, once a distinct area, which is bordered by Sean Walsh Memorial (Watergate) Park to the north, Firhouse Road West to the south, Old Bawn Road to the east, and Kiltipper Way to the west. To the east of Old Bawn, estates include Home Lawns, Mountain Park, Millbrook Lawns and Seskin View.


Immediately west of the town centre are the estates of Virginia Heights and Springfield. Further west are Jobstown, Kiltalown, Brookfield and Fettercairn. Jobstown is an area of West Tallaght, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. ...


To the far west, bordering with Saggart, lies Citywest and newer estates such as Deselby, Mountain View, the Belfry, Ardmore, Westbrook Glen, Saggart Abbey and Carrigmore. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O093265 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Population (2006) 868  Saggart is a heritage village in South Dublin, in the province of Leinster, Ireland, located near Citywest on the outskirts of Tallaght, before the village of Rathcoole. ... CityWest, formerly known as CityTel, provides wireline and cellular telephone and internet services in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. ...


To the south of the N81 dual carriageway are Kiltipper, Aylesbury, and Killinarden, which comprises the residential areas of Deer Park, Cushlawn, Donomore, Killinarden Estate and Knockmore. Aylesbury is a settlement in Tallaght, Ireland. ...


In the north, Belgard Green, Belgard Heights, and Kingswood Heights are adjacent to Clondalkin, while Kilnamanagh and Greenhills are situated just southwest of Walkinstown-Crumlin. Kilnamanagh was once considered to be the largest private housing estate in Europe, until the Petržalka estate in Bratislava took that title.[citation needed] Tallaght Theatre is situated along the Greenhills Road. Clondalkin (Irish: , meaning Dolcans meadow) is a village and suburb 10 km west of Dublin City, Ireland, situated in the administrative County of South Dublin. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... , Petržalka (Hungarian (Pozsony)ligetfalu, German Engerau) is the largest borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. ... , Nickname: Beauty on the Danube Country  Slovakia Region Districts Rivers Elevation 134 m (440 ft) Coordinates , Highest point Devínska Kobyla  - elevation 514 m (1,686 ft) Lowest point Danube River  - elevation 126 m (413 ft) Area 367. ...


Features

Tallaght is home to the Square, one of Ireland's largest shopping centres. The centre consists of three retail levels and is accessible by the Luas and extensive bus services. Anchor tenants at the centre include Tesco, Debenhams, Easons, and Dunnes Stores, as well as a multiplex 12-screen cinema operated by United Cinemas International. Many new retail outlets such as Marks and Spencers, Penneys, and H&M have been built (or are currently under development) in the new town centre.[citation needed] The Square is a shopping centre in Tallaght in south-west Dublin. ... Luas [l̪ˠuː(É™)s̪ˠ] (Irish for speed), also promoted in the development stage as the Dublin Light Rail System, currently encompasses two unconnected on-street light rail lines in Dublin, Ireland. ... , For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... Debenhams plc (LSE: DEB) is a retailer with a chain of department stores based in the United Kingdom, and franchised stores in a number of other countries. ... Eason & Son (or Easons as it is more commonly known) is a group involved in the wholesale, distribution and retail of newspapers, magazines, books, stationery and cards in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... Dunnes Stores is a supermarket and clothing retail chain based in the Republic of Ireland. ... United Cinemas International or UCI is owned by Terra Firma Capital Partners. ... Marks and Spencer plc (known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks) is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom by sales. ... Penneys is a clothes retailer in Ireland. ... For the former railroad, see Hudson and Manhattan Railroad. ...


Three hotels are located in the town centre: the Plaza Hotel, the Abberley Court Hotel, and a new three star Tower Hotel, opened in August 2007 at Whitestown Way, near Watergate Park. The Glashus Hotel is set to open in January 2008.


The town centre is home to local and central government entities, including South Dublin County Council, the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Social and Family Affairs, the Health Service Executive (Eastern Region), County Dublin V.E.C., as well as local FÁS offices. It is also the setting for the County Library, the County Arts Centre (under construction), the Civic Theatre, and many other shops, bars, and restaurants. An Foras Áiseanna Saothair, commonly known as FÁS - the Training and Employment Authority, is a state agency in the Republic of Ireland, with responsibility for assisting those seeking employment. ...


The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children's Hospital (colloquially known as Tallaght Hospital) is located nearby. Recently, local people took to the streets, marching in protest at the Government's decision to relocate the National Children's Hospital to the Mater Hospital in north Dublin city.[citation needed]


Across the N81 dual carriageway, south of the town centre, is the site of the 6,000 seat new football ground at Tallaght Stadium beside the South City development and the Tower Hotel. Initially construction was undertaken by Shamrock Rovers F.C. on lands belonging to South Dublin County Council, but the project was marred by financial problems, and the site reverted back to council ownership. Work on the site recommenced on 6 May, 2008,[1] after a judicial review taken by a local GAA club had been thrown out of court the preceding January.[2]. South of this is Sean Walsh Memorial Park. Tallaght Stadium is a municipal stadium currently under construction in Tallaght in South Dublin County, Ireland. ... Shamrock Rovers Football Club (Irish: ) are a football club from Dublin, Ireland. ...


On 12 July, 1998, Tallaght welcomed the Tour de France.[3] Tallaght holds an annual Saint Patrick's Day parade. Last Samhain, Tallaght hosted South Dublin County's first annual 'Hallowfest' in celebration of the Gaelic festival. It has also been home to 'Tallafest' and has a division of South Dublin's 'Fused Festival' every year. There is a farmers' market held every Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 in High Street. For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ... St. ... Look up Samhain in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Recent construction

Central Tallaght, including Virginia Hall, west of the Square.
Central Tallaght, including Virginia Hall, west of the Square.

The town centre has witnessed much construction in recent years, predominantly of new apartment buildings, including Virginia Hall, a twelve storey building on the site of the farmhouse previously known as 'Virginia House' (the base of operations for many years of the Tallaght Community Arts Centre). This new building is currently the tallest in Tallaght. A new arts centre for South Dublin County has been begun on a site near to County Hall, just south of the new library extension. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixel Image in higher resolution (2589 × 1741 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixel Image in higher resolution (2589 × 1741 pixel, file size: 1. ...


Intensive work will be undertaken in the near future to further integrate Watergate Park with the new town centre. Part of this development will either include transforming a section of the Tallaght Bypass into a boulevard to better integrate the two areas with the construction of a pedestrian land-bridge between them.


Tallaght village is currently receiving a long awaited facelift in the form of landscaping, works on statues, and new paving.


ITT is in the process of redeveloping land donated by Saint Mary's Priory for use as sports pitches.


Politics

On 2 September, 1987, Alan Dukes, the then leader of the opposition Fine Gael political party, delivered a famous speech to the Tallaght Chamber of Commerce in which the policy which became known as the Tallaght Strategy was outlined. Alan Dukes (Irish: ; born April 20, 1945) is an Irish politician, a former leader of the Fine Gael political party and former Teachta Dála (TD) for Kildare South. ... Fine Gael – The United Ireland Party, usually referred to as Fine Gael (IPA: , though often anglicised to ; approximate English translation: Family/Tribe of the Irish, is the second largest political party in the Republic of Ireland with a membership of over 34,000, and is the largest opposition party in... In Irish politics, the Tallaght Strategy was a policy followed by the blueshirts Fine Gael political party starting in 1987. ...


Sports

  • Saint Anne's GAA and Thomas Davis GAA Club are local Gaelic Athletic Association clubs.
  • The Tallaght Stadium is the future home of Shamrock Rovers F.C.
  • The National Basketball Arena lies east of the village.
  • Firhouse Basketball Club is a local Ladies Basketball club which serves Tallaght.
  • Tallaght Swim Team are located at the Balrothery Swimming Complex.
  • Brookfield Celtic, one of Dublin's largest underage football clubs, were founded in Tallaght in 1999.
  • The Tallaght Outlaws are the local American football team, who play in the IAFL. They play beside the National Basketball Arena.
  • Glenanne Sports Club, one of the most successful Irish field hockey teams of recent years, are based in Tallght, playing their home games on the astroturf pitch located in St. Marks Community School

For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ... Tallaght Stadium is a municipal stadium currently under construction in Tallaght in South Dublin County, Ireland. ... Shamrock Rovers Football Club (Irish: ) are a football club from Dublin, Ireland. ... National Basketball Arena, also known as Tallaght Arena, is an indoor sporting arena located in Tallaght, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Irish American Football League (IAFL) is a fully-kitted American football league in Ireland. ...

People

Famous Tallaght people include:

Evie Hone (Born Dublin 1894, died 1955) was an Irish painter and stain glass artist. ... Katharine Tynan Katharine Tynan (January 23, 1861–April 2, 1931) Irish-born writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry. ... George Otto Simms was a clergyman in the Church of Ireland. ... The Archbishop of Armagh in the Church of Ireland is the Primate of All Ireland and the leader of that church, as well as being the diocesan bishop for the Diocese of Armagh and metropolitan of the Province of Armagh. ... Primate of All Ireland is the title held by the Archbishop of Armagh. ... Statue of James Larkin on OConnell Street (Oisín Kelly 1977) Oisín Kelly, born Austin Kelly, (1915 - 1981) was an Irish sculptor. ... Categories: People stubs | 1821 births | 1907 deaths ... Categories: Wikipedia articles needing factual verification | People stubs ... Robert David Robbie Keane (born 8 July 1980 in Tallaght, Dublin) is an Irish footballer, who currently plays as a striker for Tottenham Hotspur . ... Richard Dunne (born September 21, 1979 in Dublin) is an Irish footballer, who currently plays in the English Premier League as a defender for Manchester City. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) is a paramilitary group which aimed, through the use of violence, to achieve three goals: (i) British withdrawal from Ireland, (ii) the political unification of Ireland through the merger of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland , and (iii) the creation of an all...

References

  • South Dublin County Council history of Tallaght. Retrieved on 2006-03-31.
  1. ^ Tallaght Stadium - Building Recommences May 2008 Shamrock Rovers F.C. Published on 07-05-08. Retrieved on 14-05-08.
  2. ^ http://www.shamrockrovers.ie/pressrelease.php?subaction=showfull&id=1201265970&archive=&start_from=&ucat=10&
  3. ^ http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/1998/0713/98071300035.html

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Shamrock Rovers Football Club (Irish: ) are a football club from Dublin, Ireland. ...

See also

Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in the Republic of Ireland. ... 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. ... In Irish politics, the Tallaght Strategy was a policy followed by the blueshirts Fine Gael political party starting in 1987. ...

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