Notes on Coolmine and Blanchardstown, County Dublin

Notes on Coolmine and Blanchardstown, County Dublin

Click here for further tales of Dublin City and County Dublin, such as Clonsilla – Broombridge & Cabra – Castleknock.   Scaldwood Forrest   During the medieval period, much of the land around Coolmine and Blanchardstown was covered by an ancient forest known as...
Notes on Bayside (Cois Bá) and Baldoyle, County Dublin

Notes on Bayside (Cois Bá) and Baldoyle, County Dublin

Click here for further tales of Dublin City and County Dublin, including Howth, Sutton, Kilbarrack, Howth Junction and Raheny.   Purpose-built on lands just off the main Dublin Road to the Hill of Howth (and beside Dublin Bay), the Bayside estate is part of the lands...
Notes on Kilbarrack (Cill Bharróg), County Dublin

Notes on Kilbarrack (Cill Bharróg), County Dublin

Click here for further tales of Dublin City and County Dublin, including Raheny, Howth, Sutton and Killester.   The Mariner’s Church   According to the mythology of early Christian Ireland, a Roscommon saint named Bearach was granted the right to build the first...
Notes on Sutton, County Dublin

Notes on Sutton, County Dublin

Click here for further tales of Dublin City and County Dublin, including Howth, Kilbarrack, Bayside and Raheny   The Land-Bridge   When the ancient Egyptian cartographer Ptolemy sketched his map of the known world some 1900 years ago, he sketched the Howth Head...
Notes on Howth and the Howth Head Peninsula, County Dublin

Notes on Howth and the Howth Head Peninsula, County Dublin

When the ancient Egyptian cartographer Ptolemy sketched his map of the known world some 1900 years ago, he sketched the Howth Head peninsula on the north side of Dublin Bay as an island. Some hold that Howth was also known to the Phoenicians. Here are a dozen...