Dooradoyle

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Dooradoyle
Tuar an Daill
City Suburb
Dooradoyle is located in Ireland
Dooradoyle
Dooradoyle
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°38′26″N 8°38′46″W / 52.640590°N 8.646111°W / 52.640590; -8.646111Coordinates: 52°38′26″N 8°38′46″W / 52.640590°N 8.646111°W / 52.640590; -8.646111
Country Ireland
Province Munster
City Limerick
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R550540

Dooradoyle (Irish: Tuar an Daill) is a suburban district of the city of Limerick in Ireland. It is part of the Ecclesiastical parish of St Paul in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Limerick. St Paul's was created in 1971, having formerly been part of the parish of Mungret - Raheen - Crecora.

The name Dooradoyle (Irish: Tuar an Daill) means "Bleach-green of the blind man". A bleach-green was a stretch of grass set aside for the drying and bleaching of linen.

Dooradoyle is a rapidly growing, predominantly middle-class suburb of Limerick that was largely built since the 1960s. Until June 2014 Dooradoyle was the site of the administrative offices of Limerick County Council. Since the merger of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council these offices have become civic offices for the merged Limerick City and County Council. Several attempts were made by Limerick City Council to expand its area of control to include Castletroy, Raheen, and Dooradoyle: all until recently administered by Limerick County Council. Since the merger of the authorities the district has become part of the Limerick Metropolitan district which enlarged the city area to include the large suburban districts such as Dooradoyle. It is located in the south west area of Limerick City on the R526 road (formerly the main N20 route), also called the St Nessan Road. The suburb is now bypassed by the M20 motorway to the south. The Crescent Shopping Centre is located in the district & the largest shopping centre in Ireland outside of Dublin. Limerick's largest cinema with 12 screens (the Omniplex) is also located on the site of the Crescent Shopping Centre.

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Primary

  • Scoil Phoil Naofa
  • St Gabriel's N S
  • St Paul N S

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