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Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
(Irish: Cill Bharróg - Church of St. Berach or of young Barra) is a residential suburb of Dublin, Ireland, running inwards from the coast, about 8 km (5.0 mi) from the city's centre. It is also a civil parish in the ancient barony of Coolock.[1] Modern-day Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
is within the jurisdiction of Dublin
Dublin
City Council, with part of its old lands now in Donaghmede, and part in Bayside under Fingal County Council
Fingal County Council
jurisdiction.

Contents

1 Location and access 2 History and nature 3 Amenities 4 People 5 In popular culture 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Location and access[edit]

Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
railway station

Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
is situated on the Northside of the city, between the suburbs of Raheny, Donaghmede
Donaghmede
and Bayside (the latter was formed from Kilbarrack's old core). It originally bordered Sutton, Dublin
Dublin
also, and the coastal part may still do so. Its coastal area faces North Bull Island across the water known as Raheny
Raheny
Lake or Crab Water. Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
is accessible from the coast road and the Tonlegee Road, by its own station on the (DART) Dublin
Dublin
Area Rapid Transit suburban rail system (as well as from Raheny
Raheny
and Howth
Howth
Junction stations), and by Dublin
Dublin
Bus (in 2007, routes 17A, to Finglas, and 31/A/B and 32/A/B, from the city centre to more remote suburbs). It is around 5 km (3.1 mi) from the M1 and M50 motorways and 7 km from Dublin Airport. Kilbarrack railway station
Kilbarrack railway station
opened on 1 June 1969.[2] History and nature[edit]

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Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
and neighbouring districts,1901 - since then, parts have been taken into the new districts of Donaghmede
Donaghmede
and Bayside

Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
is an old district, whose name can be found on maps and sea charts, many held at Dublin
Dublin
City Archive, going back several hundred years. It was historically a large area of fields, many being 'grange' lands held by Dublin
Dublin
church establishments, with small settlements. Over time, two hamlets emerged, Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
proper, near the seafront, close to the still-extant Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
Church and Graveyard complex (illustrated below), and Little Kilbarrack, on the road inland (now Tonlegee Road). The district is crossed by one of Dublin's small waterways, the Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
Stream or Donough Water, which enters the sea in two branches.

Old Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
Church (Mariners Church, Chapel of Mone) and graveyard, beside the original Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
village, now Bayside

The coastal church ("mapped as Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
Church, in ruins") and surrounding graveyard were a point of call for mariners, and the church is noted in some records as the Chapel of Mone. At one time, ships entering Dublin
Dublin
Bay paid monies to the city authorities towards the upkeep of the chapel. The cemetery, which still accepts burials in existing graves, includes the grave of the "Sham Squire." The site of Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
hamlet, and the part of the district bounding Sutton and Baldoyle, are now together known as Bayside (from inside Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
Road to Baldoyle
Baldoyle
Road), while today's Kilbarrack, and the Greendale shopping and civic complex, are close to where Little Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
stood. The Tesco-led shopping centre is near the site of the former "big house" of the area, Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
House. In the 1970s, Swans Nest Court, a complex of tower blocks of flats was built by Dublin
Dublin
Corporation. It was demolished and redeveloped into social and affordable housing in the early 2000s after it fell into disrepair. Amenities[edit]

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Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
has a local office of Dublin
Dublin
City Council, two shopping precincts (Greendale, with a large Centra, and Kilbarrack, dominated by Tesco, which has renovated it twice over the last decade) and a range of shops and pubs. There is a major Health Services Executive centre, and, at the boundary with Raheny
Raheny
and Donaghmede, a Municipal Fire Station and practice yard. Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
has five primary schools, three in one grouping: Scoil Eoin, the Educate Together
Educate Together
North Bay School and Gaelscoil Mide, previously of Donaghmede, and two in another group: St. Benedict's and St. Mary's, located beside St. Benedict's parish church. Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
is also well known for its sporting clubs and teams, which include Bay City Boxing Club, Naomh Barrog GAA Club (http://www.naomhbarrog.ie), Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
United FC (http://www.kilbarrackunited.com), who play in the top Division of the AUL, and Kilmount Boys FC (Currently Amateur Football League Champions 2007-8) The modern Parish Church (Roman Catholic) serves Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
and part of Raheny
Raheny
(Parish of Kilbarrack-Foxfield); some locals attend St. Benedict's Church in Grange Park Parish, which also serves some in Raheny.

Coastal cycleway in Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
alongside Dublin
Dublin
Bay.

People[edit]

Author, Booker Prize
Booker Prize
winner and former teacher at Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, Roddy Doyle, is seen by many as having captured the atmosphere and spirit of Kilbarrack, thinly disguised as Barrytown, in a series of popular fiction works.[citation needed] Several-times Irish minister Michael Woods lives on Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
Road near where the district meets Bayside.[citation needed] Andrew Maxwell, stand-up comedian.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit] The 1996 film The Van, part of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy, was filmed in Kilbarrack.[citation needed] See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland

References[edit]

^ Placenames Database of Ireland - Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
civil parish ^ " Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 

External links[edit]

Radio Documentary about the St. Benedict's Multimedia Group in Kilbarrack
Kilbarrack
Radio Documentary from Near90fm

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Residential areas of Dublin

North of River Liffey (Northside)

Artane Ashtown Baldoyle Balgriffin Ballybough Ballyboughal Ballygall Ballymun Bayside Beaumont Blanchardstown Broadstone Cabra Castleknock Clonee Clongriffin Clonsilla Clontarf Coolock Corduff Darndale Dollymount Donabate Donaghmede Donnycarney Drumcondra East Wall Fairview Finglas Glasnevin Grangegorman Harmonstown Howth Kilmore

Kilmore West

Kilbarrack Killester Kinsealy Malahide Marino Mulhuddart North Strand North Wall Ongar Oxmantown Phibsborough Poppintree Portmarnock Portrane Priorswood Raheny Santry Sheriff Street Smithfield Stoneybatter Sutton Swords Tyrrelstown Waterville Whitehall

South of River Liffey (Southside)

Adamstown Ballinteer Ballsbridge Ballyboden Ballybrack Ballyfermot Ballymount Ballyroan Belfield Blackrock Bluebell Booterstown Cabinteely Carrickmines Chapelizod Cherrywood Churchtown Clondalkin Clonskeagh Cornelscourt Crumlin Dalkey Deansgrange Dolphin's Barn Donnybrook Drimnagh Dundrum Dún Laoghaire Edmondstown Firhouse Foxrock Glasthule Glenageary Glencullen Goatstown Greenhills Harold's Cross Inchicore Irishtown Jobstown Killiney Kilmacud Kilmainham Kilternan Kimmage Knocklyon Leopardstown Liberties Loughlinstown Lucan Milltown Monkstown Mount Merrion Newcastle Oldbawn Palmerstown Portobello Ranelagh Rathcoole Rathfarnham Rathgar Rathmichael Rathmines Rialto Ringsend Rockbrook Saggart Sallynoggin Sandycove Sandyford Sandymount Shankill Stepaside Stillorgan Tallaght Templeogue Terenure Walkinstown Whitechurch Windy Arbour

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