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Local Election areas 2014 Dublin proposals

The Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee Report 2013, which was presented to the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan today (30/5/2013), sets out new larger electoral areas for next year’s local council elections.
Dublin City Council will see an increase from 52 councillors to 63. Dun Laoghaire, Fingal and Dublin South go up to 40 [...]

Fairview Park Improvements 2010: Plan Display

Come along & see the plans!
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th May
St Joseph’s CBS Primary School,
Marino Park Avenue
Presentation of plans Friday 7.30pm
All welcome!
Display on view Friday 4pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 11am-5pm
Dublin City Council are planning to display the further developed plans for Fairview Park next weekend in St. Josephs CBS School. Also on  display will be the [...]

History of Clonturk 3

See also History of Clonturk 1 and History of Clonturk 2
In Georgian Times
At the time of the accession of George the First, Belvedere was the residence of Sir John Coghill’s eldest son, Marmaduke Coghill, who was, like his father, a civilian, and had succeeded him as judge of the prerogative court. At the same [...]

History of Clonturk 2

See also History of Clonturk 1 and History of Clonturk 3
From the Stuart to the Hanoverian Succession
John Bathe, to whom William Bathe surrendered at the close of Elizabeth’s reign his inheritance, was the chancellor of the exchequer’s second surviving son by his first wife, and at the time of the surrender to him he [...]

History of Clonturk 1

See also History of Clonturk 2 and History of Clonturk 3
The Parish of Clonturk (i.e. The Meadow of the Swine)
The Parish of Clonturk is stated in the 17th century to have contained the townlands of Clonturk, Drishoge, Donnycarney, and Drumcondra.
It contains now the townlands of Ballybough (i.e. the poor town), Clonturk, Donnycarney (i.e. Caemach’s Church), Drishoge (i.e. the [...]

Northside Dublin

The Northside (Taobh Ó Thuaidh in Irish) is the area in County Dublin bounded to the south by the River Liffey to the east by Dublin Bay, to the north and west by the boundaries of County Dublin.
The Northside is not an official administrative area but rather a colloquial geographical expression. The Northside is, possibly unfairly, viewed by some commentators [...]

River Tolka

The River Tolka (Irish: An Tulcha) is a river which flows through Dublin, Ireland.
It rises near Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, passing Dunboyne, Mulhuddart, Blanchardstown, Finglas, then through the north Dublin district of Drumcondra (beside Tolka Park), Glasnevin, Ballybough and Fairview, before entering Dublin Bay at East Wall.
The Tolka is, with the River Liffey and the River Dodder [...]

History of Mud Island, by Weston St. John Joyce

Westward of the North Strand, between Nottingham Street and Newcomen Bridge, and extending as far as Ballybough Road, was a locality of evil repute in former times, known as Mud Island, inhabited by a gang of smugglers, highwaymen, and desperadoes of every description, and ruled by a hereditary robber chief rejoicing in the title of [...]


Ballybough is a district of north Dublin, Ireland situated northeast of Summerhill, between the Royal Canal and the River Tolka. Adjacent areas are North Strand, Fairview and Drumcondra / Clonliffe. The name derives from the Irish baile “town” and bocht “poor”. The area was synomymous with being a leper colony in the 18th Century when it [...]



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