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Loch Sionnaigh
Loughshinny Harbour with headland of Drumanagh on right
Loughshinny Harbour with headland of Drumanagh on right
Loughshinny is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°32′49″N 6°5′10″W / 53.54694°N 6.08611°W / 53.54694; -6.08611Coordinates: 53°32′49″N 6°5′10″W / 53.54694°N 6.08611°W / 53.54694; -6.08611
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Fingal
Population (2010)[1]
 • Urban 641
 • Rural 1,046
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Website www.loughshinnyvillage.com

Loughshinny (/lɒxˈʃɪni/ lokh-SHIN-i; Irish: Loch Sionnaigh)[2] is a small village in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland. The seaside village is between Skerries and Rush. Loughshinny's more famous landmarks are the Martello Tower on the nearby headland of Drumanagh and some unusual rock formations visible on some of the many coastal walks in the area.

Folded sedimentary rocks of carboniferous age near Loughshinny

The headland of Drumanagh contains a major Iron Age fort, where important Roman artifacts have been found. Some archaeologists have suggested the fort was a bridgehead for Roman military campaigns, while others suggest it was a Roman trading colony or a native Irish settlement that traded with Roman Britain.[3][4]

Famous people include Esther Kenny, Dermot Forken, Brian Lyons, John Murray and Paul Corr.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ireland Census 2006 - Population of Towns ordered by County and size, 2002 and 2006". 
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Richard Warner, "Yes, the Romans did invade Ireland", British Archaeology 14, May 1996, retrieved 14 August 2009
  4. ^ Shawn Pogatchnik, "Experts Claim Romans May Have Established Colonies in Ireland", Los Angeles Times, 17 November 1996, retrieved 22 July 2009