Glasthule

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Glasthule
Glas Tuathail
Suburb of Dublin
coastline in Glasthule
coastline in Glasthule
Glasthule is located in Ireland
Glasthule
Glasthule
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°17′14″N 6°07′25″W / 53.2871°N 6.1235°W / 53.2871; -6.1235Coordinates: 53°17′14″N 6°07′25″W / 53.2871°N 6.1235°W / 53.2871; -6.1235
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
Population (2006)
 • Urban 2,641
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Glasthule (Irish: Glas Tuathail, meaning "Toole's Streamlet") is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is along Dublin's East Coast, between Dún Laoghaire and Dalkey.

Every year it celebrates Bloomsday (celebrating the day featured in James Joyce's highly acclaimed novel Ulysses).

The James Joyce Tower is located in nearby Sandycove.

work of art ("Mothership" by Rachel Joynt) at the coastline in Glasthule, James Joyce Tower in the distance can be seen in the middle of the picture

The Presentation Brothers maintain a house in Glasthule and operated Presentation College Glasthule, a secondary school for boys, until 2006.

It is the main setting for Jamie O'Neill's 2001 novel At Swim, Two Boys.

In Sandycove and Glasthule, all on a street of one kilometre (shorter than Grafton Street in Dublin): Butchers, grocer, supermarket, hairdressers, pharmacies, car sales garages, cake shop, bakery, bookmakers, auctioneers, public houses, beauty salons, florists, curtain and drapery shop, boutiques, wine merchants, dentists, doctors, bookshop, veterinary surgeon, post office, restaurants, cafés, late night shops, fish and chip shop, solicitors, dry cleaners.

An Aircoach service links the area with Dublin Airport 24 hours a day.

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