Ballyroan, Dublin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Ballyroan, County Dublin)
Jump to: navigation, search
For other places called Ballyroan, see Ballyroan.
Ballyroan
Baile Uí Ruáin
Suburb
Ballyroan is located in Ireland
Ballyroan
Ballyroan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°17′21″N 6°18′07″W / 53.289107°N 6.301843°W / 53.289107; -6.301843Coordinates: 53°17′21″N 6°18′07″W / 53.289107°N 6.301843°W / 53.289107; -6.301843
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Dublin
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Dublin South–West
 • EU Parliament Dublin
Elevation[1] 61 m (200 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballyroan (Irish: Baile Uí Ruáin, meaning "O'Rowan's town")[2] is a suburb in Rathfarnham, County Dublin in Ireland. It lies at the foot of the Dublin mountains, alongside Ballyboden, Butterfield, Knocklyon, Old Orchard, and Scholarstown. The townland of Ballyroan crosses civil parish and barony boundaries with roughly 114 acres of the historical townland in the civil parish of Tallaght in the barony of Uppercross, and nearly 10 acres in the civil parish of Rathfarnham in the barony of Rathdown.[3] The modern suburb of Ballyroan has extended somewhat beyond the traditional townland boundaries.[4]

The centre of Ballyroan contains the Rosemount shopping centre, the parish church which opened in December 1967 and which possesses two murals inside by the artist, Seán Keating,[5] and the Ballyroan public library which opened in 1986.[6] The library closed in September 2011 and was demolished. A new library twice the size of the original was built at the same site and opened on 18 February 2013.[7][8]

There are two secondary schools, Sancta Maria College and Coláiste Éanna, and a local scout troop.[9]

Ballyroan is served by the 15B bus route.[10]

The international golf player Pádraig Harrington and the late Australian Football player Jim Stynes are from the area.


Pictures of Ballyroan[edit]

Public library on Orchardstown Villas
Fish and chip shop on Marian Road
Former post office on Marian Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elevation data from daftlogic.com". Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  2. ^ Ballyroan Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-02-21.
  3. ^ Mapviewer (Select Historic 6" option to view townlands). Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-02-21.
  4. ^ Ballyroan Townland: Delineation and Decline — Part 1 by Kieran Swords. Dublin Historical Record, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Autumn 1996), pp. 118-129. Retrieved: 2011-02-21.
  5. ^ Ballyroan parish. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.
  6. ^ Ballyroan public library. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.
  7. ^ Find a Library > Ballyroan South Dublin Libraries. Retrieved: 2013-07-04.
  8. ^ Redeveloped library to be handed over to council Irish Times, 2012-11-05.
  9. ^ Ballyroan scout troop. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.[dead link]
  10. ^ Dublin Bus 15B service to Ballyroan. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.