Talk:List of subdivisions of County Dublin

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The Civil Parishes overlap the various Dublin Baronies, in some instances.

Each of the Civil Parishes are themselves composed of Townlands -although the identities and boundaries of such townlands in certain inner-city Dublin parishes are lost to us forever, if they ever existed.

Civil Parishes were amalgamated in the 19th Century to form "Poor Law Unions", which were the principal administrative units of the County prior to independence. They are indeed the basis for perhaps many of the approximately 3400 Electoral Divisions or of County Council Local Electoral Areas.

As of the 1899 Local Government Act, the County consisted of both Urban and Rural District Councils - the latter abolished in the 1930s for corruption.

The exact boundaries of Electoral Divisions ought to be visually available on a suitable computer format.

The County Dublin page ought to be formatted ("wikified"!!) to reflect the subdivisions of Dublin.

The county no longer legally exists, see County Dublin. Djegan 19:41, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
A useful page. And to almost everyone in Ireland, I suspect County Dublin still does exist; the new administrative counties are just another bureaucratic layer. I think Wikipedia has handled this correctly, with articles on both the historic county and the new legal situation.

The one change I suggest is checking the status of the items over; some should not be linked. Most of the divisions of the Baronies still exist as areas, but some do not, and some have been divided. So what was the large district of Clonturk is now Fairview, Marino and Drumcondra, for example, Baldoyle is now Donaghmede and Baldoyle, and Kilbarrack was split into Kilbarrack and Bayside. Some do exist, and just need articles, such as St. Margaret's, still there with its church and holy spring. And some have been overcome by new phenomena, such as Cloghran, now industrial estates and Dublin Airport. 195.96.72.22 07:07, 14 May 2007 (UTC)