Tír an Iúir
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Terenure (Irish: Tír an Iúir, meaning "land of the yew tree") is a mainly residential suburb of Dublin, Ireland, largely in the administrative area of Dublin City Council but with parts in the administrative county of South Dublin (within the Terenure-Rathfarnham electoral area).
Location and transport
Terenure is a suburb of Dublin and straddles the administrative areas of Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council. It is located south of Harold's Cross and north of Rathfarnham, and also borders the suburbs of Templeogue, Rathgar, Kimmage and Perrystown.
Terenure Cross (Vaughan's Corner) was at one time a terminus for the city trams, and this is mentioned James Joyce's Ulysses (Episode 7, Aeolus). There were three tram depots in Terenure at one time, the main tram depot for the number 15 DUTC trams on Terenure Road East, another DUTC depot for number 16 trams on Rathfarnham Road, and the terminus of the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway on Templeogue Road. The modern tram system—the Luas—does not take in Terenure, but it is still served by the numbers 15 and 16 bus, among others.
Terenure, Drimnagh and Kimmage, on the south side of Dublin City, were given to the Barnewell family by King John in 1215. The Barnewells gave some of the land to St John The Baptist Hospital outside Newgate, and Cromwell confiscated the remainder from them. Terenure passed through the hands of various owners since then, including what is now Terenure College (bought by the Carmelites in 1860). In the seventeenth century the main landowners were the Deane family, whose most notable member was Joseph Deane, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer; his estates later passed to the Bourne family. Fortfield House was built around 1785 by a later Chief Baron Barry Yelverton, 1st Viscount Avonmore.
The earliest reference to these areas can be found in Grant CCA-DCc-ChAnt/C/1206, a document in Canterbury Cathedral Archives, by which King Henry II granted the lands Terenure and Kimmage (Cheming)in Rathfarnham to Walter the goldsmith ('aurifauber') in 1175. It is not yet been established how the lands reverted to the crown within 40 years.
Schools in the Terenure area include St. Josephs BNS (Boys National School), Presentation Primary school, Presentation College (was Presentation secondary school renamed in 2004), Terenure College and Our Lady's Secondary school. Terenure College has also fostered such well-known Irish figures as retired and ICROSS (Aids Charity) founder Dr. Michael Meegan, among many other influential men.
Along with Rathgar and the area around Portobello, Terenure has traditionally been the home of many of Dublin's Jewish population. Terenure Synagogue, Dublin's main synagogue (Orthodox) is on Rathfarnham Road.
The author James Joyce, who was born nearby at 41 Brighton Square in Rathgar on 2 February 1882, was baptised at St. Joseph's church on 5 February by Rev. John O'Mulloy. His mother, Mary Jane (May) Murray, was born 90 metres from the church at Terenure Cross in 1859 in the pub owned by her father, John Murray, called The Eagle House.
The village was home to actors, writers and musicians including Donal McCann and Máirtín Ó Direáin. Broadcaster Mike Murphy, Derek Daly former Formula One driver, comedian Dave Allen, Olympic boxer Mick Dowling, musicians Republic of Loose, Rob Smith, The Coronas and Grammy-winner Susan McKeown all hail from Terenure.
Terenure Football Club provide schoolboy, schoolgirl and adult soccer for men and women to the surrounding area.
CYM Sports club is also in Terenure.
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- James Joyce baptismal certificate, on display in Terenure public library.
- James Joyce: Genealogical Appendix Ricorso. Retrieved: 2012-05-30.
- "Lansdowne land Moran Cup again beating Terenure 20-7". Lansdowne Football Club. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
- Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor (2007). The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. Routledge. p. 288. ISBN 0-415-21259-6. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- Ross O'Carroll Kelly (22 February 2004). "At a Loss? Text Ross". Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- Terenure College website
- Terenure College RFC website
- St. Joseph's BNS website
- Terenure Football Club website