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An Naigín
Suburb of Template:Dun Laoghaire
Sallynoggin is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°16′01″N 6°09′00″W / 53.267°N 6.15°W / 53.267; -6.15Coordinates: 53°16′01″N 6°09′00″W / 53.267°N 6.15°W / 53.267; -6.15
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Dublin
Population (2006)
 • Urban 6,283
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Sallynoggin (Irish: An Naigín) is an area of Dublin in Ireland, in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county and the Dáil constituency of Dún Laoghaire. The area consists mainly of former local authority housing built between the late 1940s and the mid-1950s by Dún Laoghaire Borough Corporation.

Location and boundaries[edit]

On early 20th century maps Sallynoggin and Glenageary are indicated as being the same place, however, with the development of the local authority housing estate on the Townlands of Honeypark and Thomastown, Sallynoggin became a distinct area.

Most of the residents of Sallynoggin are originally from the Dún Laoghaire area which gives Sallynoggin a village atmosphere with many families tracing their roots back several generations in Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey, Glasthule or Blackrock.[citation needed]

Up to 1994 the boundary of Dún Laoghaire Borough Corporation left a section of the local authority housing outside the Dún Laoghaire area mainly Pearse Villas and a part of Pearse Street which were in the Dublin County Council area. With the formation of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in 1994 the entire area of Sallynoggin, Rochestown, Glenageary and surrounding areas were included in the new county.

The Roman Catholic Parish of Sallynoggin/Glenageary covers the estates of Sallynoggin, Rochestown, Beechwood, Thomastown, Avondale, Bellevue and parts of upper Glenageary (south of Glenageary Road Upper).


The Irish Placenames Commission has researched the origin and meaning of Sallynoggin as a placename.In fact, the name is not Irish at all but English deriving from the "sally noggins" which referred to old timber-frame houses that were known to be situated there. The modern Irish word for noggin is the phonentic "naigín" hence "An Naigín" (The Noggin) as it is commonly called. More than likely this is a placename of English origin. Examples of the word naggin or noggin were collected in Hiberno-English, meaning ‘a wooden vessel’. The origin of the word is unclear to lexicographers. The following meaning of the word noggin also appears in the English Dialect Dictionary, ‘the clay and sticks, or bricks used to fill the interstices of half-timbered houses…’. This is a more likely explanation of ‘sallynoggins’; in other words sally-rods may have been used in the construction of the houses. [1]


The Catholic church is situated in the centre of the parish and was opened in 1955 and dedicated to Our Lady of Victories. Prior to the building of this church a small church dedicated to St. Kevin was located on the west side of Sallynoggin Road (Townland of Honeypark) serving the village of Sallynoggin from 1927.

There are large playing fields on either side of Sallynoggin Road with a newly built clubhouse for St Josephs Boys AFC football club on Pearse Road.

There are both large and small retail units in Sallynoggin mainly on Sallynoggin Road and Church Place.

Sallynoggin has a large Primary School, St. Kevin's National School, located on Pearse Street, from which many pupils move on to the nearby Holy Child Community School. The former Technical School on Pearse Street is now the Sallynoggin College of Further Education offering many third level courses.

Sallynoggin Youth and Community Centre, recently opened in October 2008, offers a wide range of groups and activities to young people in the area between the ages 10–18.

Sallynoggin is served by several bus routes – mainly the no. 7 from Dublin City to Loughlinstown; the no. 111 from Dún Laoghaire to Loughlinstown; the no. 45A from Dún Laoghaire to Bray, County Wicklow.

The Noggin Inn is a popular pub and part-time restaurant.

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