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Beaumont

Beaumont is a suburb of Dublin, located on the Northside. It lies within the postal district Dublin 9 and is adjacent to Santry, Donnycarney, Whitehall and Artane. The name derives from the French for “beautiful mount”.

Beaumont was originally a townland in the Civil Parish of Coolock, between the townlands of Kilmore Big and Kilmore Little. It is the former home of the Guinness family.

Notable places

Beaumont is the location of one of Dublin’s main hospitals, Beaumont Hospital, and the Sister of Mercy Convalescent Home.

Other facilities include a small group of shops and two pubs - ‘Kenny’s Kilmardinny’ and the ‘Beaumont House’ formerly the ‘Rendezvous’. The latter is a favourite haunt of former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and is named after the original home of Arthur Guinness which is located nearby and is now a convalescent home for the elderly.

Arthur Guinness died at his home in Beaumont House in 1802.

Parish

There is a Roman Catholic parish in Beaumont, also taking in the townlands of Artane West and Artane South, and part of Artane North.

The ‘Church of the Holy Child’ located on the old airport road is the main church serving the people of Beaumont and it was blessed by Pope John Paul II as his motorcade passed it during his visit to Ireland in 1979.

Schools

An all-girls school, Mercy Beaumont School, founded in 1957, is located beside the hospital.
Coordinates: 53.391°N 6.241°W

Famous People

World famous brewer Arthur Guinness established his residence in Beaumont, in what is now Beaumont convalescent home.

Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland international footballer Paddy Mulligan was born and raised in Beaumont.
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