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History of Donnycarney

The following is taken from a booklet called “Donnycarney” produced by the local branch of the Labour Party in the mid-70s. The author is J. Wren.
Travelling through Donnycarney today it is difficult to imagine it in any other way but as a housing estate. Yet Donnycarney has had an exciting history, a history linking the [...]

Talk on the history of the OBI

History of the O’Brien Institute, Marino
Venue: Marino Library
Time and Date: Wednesday 28th September 6.30pm.
Booking Highly Recommended Phone: 01-8336297 email: marinolibrary@dublincity.ie
Marino Library will host a talk on the History of the O’Brien Institute (OBI), Marino with local Historian Jim Cantwell.
Since 1982 the OBI has served as HQ for Dublin Fire brigade Service. Very little [...]

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 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 [...]

Marino Casino

The Casino at Marino, located in Marino, Dublin, Ireland was designed by Scottish architect Sir William Chambers for James Caulfeild, the 1st Earl of Charlemont, starting in the late 1750s and finishing around 1775. It is a small and perfect example of Neo-Classical architecture, situated in the gardens of Marino House. Although proud of the [...]


Clontarf (Irish: Cluain Tarbh, meaning Bulls’ Meadow) is a coastal suburb on the northside of Dublin, Ireland, located in Dublin 3. It is most famous for giving the name to the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 during which Brian Boru, High King of Ireland defeated the Viking invaders. This battle, which extended to districts over [...]


Marino is a Northside suburb near the north inner city area of Dublin, Ireland.
Location and access
Marino encompasses the area within the boundaries of Sion Hill Road, Gracepark Road, Philipsburgh Avenue (from Lynch’s north, Malahide Road and Shelmartin Terrace. Marino borders other Northside areas such as Fairview, Donnycarney and Clontarf. It is two kilometres from the [...]



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