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Suburb of Dublin
Cornelscourt Village
Cornelscourt Village
Cornelscourt is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°14′N 6°8′W / 53.233°N 6.133°W / 53.233; -6.133Coordinates: 53°14′N 6°8′W / 53.233°N 6.133°W / 53.233; -6.133
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
 • Dáil Éireann Dún Laoghaire
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Eircode (Routing Key) D18
Area code(s) 01 (+3531)
Irish Grid Reference O244235

Cornelscourt (Irish: Cúirt an Choirnéil) is a small suburban area of South Dublin, situated between Cabinteely and Foxrock. It has a mostly commercial rather than residential character and is best known for being the site of Ireland's first Big-box store, Dunnes Stores.


Cornelscourt consists of the 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, a pub called 'The Magic Carpet' (which contained one of Ireland's first non-smoking lounges in a pub - the "Samuel Beckett" lounge, named after a former customer), a drama studio called 'Arclight', an Indian Restaurant, several take-away food outlets, a convenience store and the above-mentioned Dunnes Stores. The surrounding residential housing is laid out in suburban housing estates.

The first (and one of only two, the other being in Baggot Street) experimental drive-through bank in Ireland opened in Cornelscourt in 1990 and closed 12 years later.[1]

Local Area Plan[edit]

The area has been designated a 'District Centre' by Dún Laoghaire County Council.[2] A local area plan for the area is currently being implemented with the aim of making aesthetic and functional improvements through redesign of road layout, street furniture etc.[3]

See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland


  1. ^ [1] Cornelscourt bank down 70% to €4.75m
  2. ^ Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2004 - 2010 Archived March 9, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Progress report on the Dun Laoghaire Development Plan