Delgany

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Delgany
Deilgne
Village
Delgany on the R762
Delgany on the R762
Delgany is located in Ireland
Delgany
Delgany
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°07′52″N 6°05′28″W / 53.131°N 6.091°W / 53.131; -6.091Coordinates: 53°07′52″N 6°05′28″W / 53.131°N 6.091°W / 53.131; -6.091
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Wicklow
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Village 4,777
 • Urban 3,068
 • Environs 1,709
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference O274108
Website www.delganyheritagevillage.com

Delgany (Irish: Deilgne, meaning "Thorny Place") is a village in County Wicklow on the R762 road between Greystones and the N11 road at the Glen of the Downs. It is about 25 km (16 mi) south of Dublin city centre.

It is a commuter village separated from the western edge of Greystones by the adjoining village of Killincarrig. There is a Church of Ireland parish church and the parish school Delgany National School and a Catholic Carmelite Convent[2] in the village. Delgany is in the Roman Catholic parish of Kilquade and the parish church is located in Kilquade about 4 km (2.5 mi) south. The local Catholic school is St Laurence's which is located on Convent Road between Delgany and Greystones. The village is surrounded by wooded hills (including Kindlestown Wood[3] ) and the Glen of the Downs.

Amenities[edit]

Delgany has two golf clubs, Delgany GC[4] and the newer Glen of the Downs GC.[5]

Heritage[edit]

Recently "The Old Burial Ground" has been restored and opened to the public. The 1-acre (4,000 m2) site is protected and contains the ruins of a 13th-century church, the stump of a 6th-century high cross and graves dating from the 18th century. (See thumbnails). In the 1990s, Delgany was the location for the recording of Tori Amos' third album Boys For Pele.

People[edit]

Born in Delgany:

Residents of Delgany:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Carmelite Monastery Delgany". Carmelitenunsdelgany.ie. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Coillte: Kindlestown". Coillte.ie. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Delgany Golf Club, Co. Wicklow , Ireland". Delganygolfclub.com. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Glen of the Downs Golf Club". Glenofthedowns.com. Retrieved 2008-10-31.