Notes on Harmonstown, Artane & Coolock

Notes on Harmonstown, Artane & Coolock

The Drummer’s Kitchen   60 Rosemount Avenue was the childhood home of U2’s co-founder and drummer Larry Mullen. Born in Artane in 1961, he learned how to drum with the Artane Boys Band but quit after 3 weeks when he refused to cut his long golden hair. In 1976, on his...

Notes on Clongriffin (Cluain Ghrífín) & Stapolin, County Dublin

See also Raheny, Bayside and other Dublin areas here. The House of Paul   The 250-acre townland of Stapolin directly north of this station is called Steach Póilín in Irish, which is thought to have been a monastic house dedicated to St Paul.’ [9] The jury is out as to...

Notes on Killester, County Dublin

St Brigid in Killester   Kilbride Road refers to the ‘church of Bride’ as in St Brigid. According to legend, she is said to have performed several miracles in Killester during her visit to the convent of Lasera, aka Cill Lasera, sometimes Easra (perhaps Easrach), from...
Notes on Howth Junction & Donaghmede

Notes on Howth Junction & Donaghmede

The Grange   Most of present-day Donaghmede and Clongriffin falls within the 451-acre townland of Grange. This was once an extensive farm run by the Augustinian monks of the Priory of All Hallows (on the site of present-day Trinity College) in Dublin City. [1] Sheep,...