Kingswood, Dublin

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Kingswood is a suburb in South Dublin, Ireland. It is close to the county town of Tallaght.

Location and access[edit]

The area is located between Belgard Road and the M50 motorway. Traditionally considered to be part of the hinterland of Clondalkin Village yet lying inside of the historical Parish of Tallaght,[1] the area is now divided by the Ballymount Road, with roughly two thirds in Tallaght (Dublin 24), and the remainder, west of the road, in Clondalkin (Dublin 22), and therefore served by different Garda Stations. It has a population of approximately 1,600.

Features[edit]

Facilities[edit]

In the middle of Kingswood there is a square of buildings. These are: A launderette, a betting shop, a fast-food takeaway, a salon, a pharmacy, a convenience store, a public house and acommunity centre. The old centre now serves as a hip hop dance club and a karate club. Next to it, there is the Newer Community Centre. It hosts protests, sport matches and exercise clubs, and it once featured a weekly, now defunct, disco.The Scout den beside the community center houses 158th Castleview Scout Group. The Roman Catholic parish church is shared with Kilnamanagh.

Education[edit]

  • St Kilian's Junior School was founded in 1979 by Mark Molamphy and Kathleen Carroll. The principal is Kate Sweeney.
  • St Kilian's Senior School was founded in 1986. The principal is by Orla Higgins.

Sport[edit]

  • Kingswood F.C. is a local soccer club that was founded in 1988.
  • Clondalkin Rugby Club is located here.
  • St Killians GAA Club merged with St. Kevins GAA Club in Kilnamanagh in 1998, as both clubs sought to compete with the larger superclubs that predominate in the Tallaght/Templeogue area.
Preceding station Luas Following station
Red Cow   Red Line   Belgard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handcock's History and Antiquities of Tallaght, Second Edition, 1889

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°18′07″N 6°25′05″W / 53.302°N 6.418°W / 53.302; -6.418