Stamullen

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Stamullen
Steach Maoilín
Town
Stamullen, County Meath - geograph.org.uk - 1786664.jpg
Stamullen is located in Ireland
Stamullen
Stamullen
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°38′N 6°16′W / 53.63°N 6.27°W / 53.63; -6.27Coordinates: 53°38′N 6°16′W / 53.63°N 6.27°W / 53.63; -6.27
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Dublin, County Meath
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,130
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference O149656

Stamullen (Irish: Steach Maoilín, meaning "Mullen's house[1]") is a village in County Meath, Ireland on the border with County Dublin. It lies just off the M1 motorway some 35 km north of Dublin City and beside the River Delvin. Recently it has been expanded by the development of numerous housing estates in the area.

The village contains a supermarket, pub, three hairdressers, gents salon, veterinary clinic, butcher, fast food outlet, laundromat and a coffee shop.

In October 1999, a Real IRA training camp and underground firing range were discovered near the village.[2]

A Benedictine monastery was established in the town in 2012.

Sport[edit]

Stamullen has a Community Centre which is also home to St Patricks GAA, Stamullen Football Club, Stamullen Badminton Club, and Stamullen Bowls Club. The village is also home to the very successful M. Donnelly Stamullen Road Club Cycling Team. A free magazine is delivered each month to homes and businesses within the community.The village is also served by a website keeping people up to date on www.stamullen.net

Education[edit]

St. Patrick's National School officially opened in 1954. In the 1980s an extension was built to increase capacity to 6 classrooms. Numbers declined for some time, but with the building boom starting in the late 1990s numbers started to climb again, quite rapidly in fact. It was obvious from the increasing number of pre-fabs that more space was required, so thankfully approval was granted to build a new state-of-the-art building.

Demographics[edit]

In 2002 had a population of 779, but due to the increased number of housing estates in the town and its close proximity to Dublin the population had grown by 219% to just under 2,500 by 2006.

According to the 2006 Census Stamullen has the second lowest percentage of people in the over 65 age group and the lowest percentage of people in the 45-64 age group in any town in Ireland with a population over 1500.

Total population 2,487
aged 0–14 692 20.05%
aged 15–24 200 8.04%
aged 25–44 1,915 52.45%
aged 45–64 464 8.60%
aged 65+ 53 2.13%

[3] CSO.i.e.

Monastery[edit]

Stamullen is also home to Silverstream Priory (the Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle), Benedictine monks of the Diocese of Meath. In March 2012, the monastic community (founded in 2009 in the United States) moved into Silverstream House, originally built in 1843 by the Preston family (the Viscounts Gormanston). The monastery specializes in celebrating the Liturgy in Latin, Gregorian chant, Eucharistic Adoration and the spiritual assistance of Roman Catholic clergy.

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