Bayside, Dublin

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Bayside
Cois Bá
Suburb of Dublin
Bayside is located in Ireland
Bayside
Bayside
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°23′19″N 6°08′24″W / 53.38865°N 6.13994°W / 53.38865; -6.13994Coordinates: 53°23′19″N 6°08′24″W / 53.38865°N 6.13994°W / 53.38865; -6.13994
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Fingal (formerly County Dublin) (suburb of Dublin City)
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Dublin North–East
 • EU Parliament Dublin
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Bayside (Cois Bá in Irish) is a small modern residential Northside suburb of Dublin, Ireland.

Location and access[edit]

Bayside is located close to the sea and about 10 km north-east of the city centre, on the coast inshore from North Bull Island. Built in the 1970s, it is situated between Kilbarrack Road in Kilbarrack, from which it was formed, Baldoyle and Sutton; it meets the latter two where the coast road branches to Baldoyle Road on the way to Sutton Cross.

Bayside is accessed from the main coastal road from the city centre to Howth, and easily accessible from Dublin city using the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART)[1] suburban rail system, having its own station, which opened on 11 June 1973.[1] It can also be reached by Dublin Bus routes (in 2007) 17A, 31, 32, 32A, 32B and 105.

Governance[edit]

Established under Dublin Corporation, the area was later allocated to Fingal County Council when County Dublin was split into three administrative areas. It is part of the Dublin North–East constituency.

History[edit]

Kilbarrack's historic church and graveyard

Bayside was a planned development on part of the lands of the large old district of Kilbarrack, whose largest settlement lay near what is now the centre of the new area. Title deeds for property in the area still show Kilbarrack. Kilbarrack's historic church and graveyard, formerly The Chapel of Mone, the mariners' church for Dublin, dating from the 13th century, lie about two thirds along Bayside's seafront, towards the road junction which marks the beginning of Sutton and Baldoyle.

Housing estates and amenities[edit]

Falling within the postal district Dublin 13, Bayside comprises Sarto, Alden, Verbena, Montini, Roncalli, Sutton Park and associated roads including the Bayside Boulevards. All of these roads are interconnected in an "island" development between the railway line and the coast road, with connection to outside roads only at Kilbarrack Road and to the coast road.

Bayside is built up around a central shopping and civic area. Plans to build a multi-storey apartment and retail complex at the location of the current shopping centre car-park were resisted by local residents from 2007 to 2011, but have, after multiple modifications, been approved by planning authorities.

There is a modern Roman Catholic parish church, the Church of the Resurrection.

Most property in the district is two-storey terraced or semi-detached housing with two or three bedrooms and front and back gardens.

Education[edit]

There is one primary school, Scoil Mhuire agus Iosef, and the district is serviced by a number of post-primary schools in nearby areas.

Culture[edit]

Bayside is home to the Third Day Chorale multi-denominational musical group, operating since 1975. Under the musical directorship of Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh the group meets every Wednesday night between 7:45 and 10:00 to sing a wide range of sacred and secular choral music.

People[edit]

Former residents of Bayside include Ronan Keating of Boyzone, professional snooker player Fergal O'Brien.

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bayside station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

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