Crumlin, Dublin

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The Submarine Bar, Crumlin.

Crumlin (Irish: Croimghlinn, meaning "Crooked Glen") is a suburb in Dublin, Ireland. It is the site of Ireland's largest children's hospital.

Location[edit]

Crumlin covers the area from the River Poddle near the KCR to the Drimnagh Road, to Bunting Road, and is situated not far from the city centre, on the Southside of Dublin city. Neighbouring areas include Walkinstown, Perrystown, Drimnagh and Kimmage. Crumlin is contained within postal district Dublin 12.

Name and History[edit]

Crumlin gets its name from the crooked valley known as Lansdowne Valley. The valley was formed by glacial erosion in the distant past and is now bisected by the River Camac. The valley is situated behind Drimnagh and is largely made up of recreational parkland.

During the medieval period, Dublin was surrounded by manorial settlements comprising church, graveyard, manor house, motte and bailey, farms and cottages. These settlements grew into a network of villages around Dublin creating stability and continuity of location. Crumlin Village developed as an Anglo-Norman settlement soon after the Norman Conquest in 1170, (although the circular configuration of the old graveyard of Saint Mary’s in the village suggests pre-Norman associations), and has survived through the centuries to become the village of today.

Crumlin, along with Saggart, Newcastle, Lyons and Esker (Lucan) was constituted a royal manor by King John sometime before the end of his reign in 1216. The Old Saint Mary's Church stands on the site of a 12th-century church of the same dedication, and a succession of churches occupied the site down through the centuries to the present day.

In 1193, King John (the then Prince of Moreton) gave the Crumlin church to form one prebend in the collegiate church of Saint Patrick. When the main body of the present old church was rebuilt in 1817, the old tower of a much earlier origin was preserved.

As the church was the nucleus of life on the manor in medieval times, we may with confidence place the centre of Crumlin’s medieval settlement in the area of Crumlin Village. This has been confirmed by recent archaeological excavations in the area of Saint Mary’s and the site of the former motte and earthworks on which the new St. Mary's Church was built.

St. Mary's Church, Crumlin Village, Dublin - South East View.

Some of the local amenities in Crumlin, such as Pearse College on Clogher Road and Ceannt park, are named after some of the 1916 Rebels who had a training camp in nearby Kimmage at Sundrive crossroads.

Features[edit]

Crumlin is home to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the country.

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People[edit]

Notable people who have lived in or been associated with the area include:

Schools[edit]

Transport[edit]

Bus Routes[edit]

Bus Átha Cliath routes serving the Crumlin area are: 17,18,9,56A,27,77A,83,83A,122,123,150,151

Sport[edit]

The Crumlin Bowling Club was founded in 1947 and is still one of the premier bowling clubs in Ireland. It is affiliated to the Bowling League of Ireland and the Irish Bowling Association.

  • "Main Stage Wrestling Academy". Located on Sundrive Road, this is one of the top professional wrestling schools in Ireland.

See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ STAR Bingo group
  2. ^ "Gabriel Byrne biography". www.celebritypro.com. 

Coordinates: 53°19′26″N 6°19′44″W / 53.324°N 6.329°W / 53.324; -6.329