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Cúirt an Choirnéil
Cornelscourt village
Cornelscourt village
Cornelscourt is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°15′58″N 6°09′37″W / 53.26602°N 6.16041°W / 53.26602; -6.16041
CountyDún Laoghaire–Rathdown
 • Dáil ÉireannDún Laoghaire
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Eircode (Routing Key)
Area code01 (+3531)
Irish Grid ReferenceO244235

Cornelscourt (Irish: Cúirt an Choirnéil) is a small suburban area within the traditional County Dublin, now in the jurisdiction of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. Situated between Cabinteely, Carrickmines and Foxrock, it is a primarily residential area, but is perhaps best known for being the site of Ireland's first big-box store, a branch of Dunnes Stores, and the country's first drive-through bank.


Cornelscourt has an area of 44.95 hectares.[1] It stretches west to Kerrymount Avenue, south to the Old Bray Road, and east across the N11 to include all of Monaloe (directly behind Clonkeen College).[1] Cornelscourt is in the civil parish of Kill, within the barony of Rathdown.[1] It is also in the electoral division of Stillorgan.

Map of Cornelscourt

Cornelscourt consists of houses and shops on either side of a section of the bypassed Old Bray Road, between the junction with the N11 to the east. Along this strip are a petrol station, several food outlets, a drama school, a convenience store, a pharmacy and the Dunnes Stores supermarket. Also along the strip was pub called "The Magic Carpet" [now closed] which contained one of Ireland's first non-smoking lounges in a pub – the "Samuel Beckett" lounge, named after a former customer – and which had an exhibition space, the "Gallery Intermarium"; a 60-seat theatre named the "Dolmen Theatre" opened above the pub in 2015 and closed in 2020. The surrounding suburban housing is laid out in housing estates.

Ireland's first experimental drive-through bank opened in Cornelscourt in 1990 and closed 12 years later.[2]

A bronze sculpture Eoinín na nÉan (Eoineen of the Birds) by Colm J. Brennan was erected in 2008.


A number of bus routes operated by Dublin Bus as well as Go-Ahead Ireland serve Cornelscourt such as the 63, 63A 84, 84a, 84x, 133, 143, 145 and 155.[3][4] The Aircoach 702 route[5] also stops at Cabinteely Cross on its route from Greystones to Dublin Airport.

The Luas Green Line passes near Cornelscourt, with Carrickmines as it’s nearest stop,[6] which is a 20 minute walk to Cornelscourt with a journey time of less than 40 minutes to Dublin City Centre.[7]

Local Area Plan[edit]

The area has been designated a 'District Centre' by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.[8] A local area plan for the area is being implemented with the aim of making aesthetic and functional improvements through redesign of road layout, street furniture etc.[9]

See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland


  1. ^ a b c "Cornelscourt Townland, Co. Dublin". www.townlands.ie. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  2. ^ [1] Cornelscourt bank down 70% to €4.75m
  3. ^ "Dublin Bus". Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  4. ^ "63 – Dún Laoghaire to Kilternan".
  5. ^ "Aircoach.ie – Greystones route" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  6. ^ "RPA.ie – Luas Map" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Luas Website". Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  8. ^ Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2004 – 2010 Archived March 9, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Progress report on the Dun Laoghaire Development Plan