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Baile Buadáin
Ballyboden is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°16′55″N 6°17′24″W / 53.282°N 6.29°W / 53.282; -6.29Coordinates: 53°16′55″N 6°17′24″W / 53.282°N 6.29°W / 53.282; -6.29
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Dublin
 • Dáil Éireann Dublin South
 • EU Parliament Dublin
Elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 5,193
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Eircode (Routing Key) D16
Irish Grid Reference O144289

Ballyboden (Baile Buadáin in Irish, meaning "Boden Town") is a locality within the suburb of Rathfarnham in South Dublin, at the foot of the Dublin mountains between Whitechurch, Ballyroan and Knocklyon.

According to the 2006 Census,[1] Ballyboden has a population of about five thousand.

About 700 metres east of Ballyboden centre is the Pearse Museum.

Republic of Ireland football player Damien Duff is from the locality as was League of Ireland Premier Division player and Brownlow Medallist Jim Stynes.

Ballyboden is home to two Gaelic Athletic Association clubs, Ballyboden Wanderers, who play in Mount Venus Road, and Ballyboden St. Enda's, who have a new playing facility at Sancta Maria College.

The Parish of Ballyboden[edit]

Ballyboden is a townland in the civil parish of Rathfarnham in the Barony of Uppercross. The Roman Catholic parish of Ballyboden was set up in 1973. It is managed by Order of St. Augustine of Hippo. The Church of Ireland is located in the a pre-Reformation parish church at Whitechurch. In the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, Rathfarnham parish is the parent of several South Dublin parishes. To accommodate the increasing need for ministry to the huge residential development of the Rathfarnham area over the last century, Terenure was developed in 1894, Churchtown (1965), Ballyroan (1968), Tallaght (1972) and Ballyboden (1973).

There had been an Augustinian house of studies in Ballyboden since 1955. It was the home of students of the Order following the two-year course in Philosophy. When the new church in Ballyroan was opened in 1966 the Augustinians took an active part.

The Augustinians had acquired Orlagh as a Novitiate in 1872. When U.C.D. moved from Earlsfort Terrace to the new campus at Belfield in South Co. Dublin, the order acquired St. Catherines, Ballyboden, previously the residence of Mr. Justice O’Byrne.


Taylor's Lane, Ballyboden

Noteworthy places[edit]

  • Whitechurch Library
  • Newbrook House

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