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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
CountyDún Laoghaire–Rathdown
 • Dáil ÉireannDún Laoghaire
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Eircode (Routing Key)
Area code(s)01 (+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 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 and 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 - and which has an exhibition space, the "Gallery Intermarium"; a 60-seat theatre named the "Dolmen Theatre" opened above the pub in 2015 and closed in 2020. There are also several food outlets, a drama school, a convenience store, a pharmacy and the Dunnes Stores supermarket. 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.

Local Area Plan[edit]

The area has been designated a 'District Centre' by Dún Laoghaire County Council.[3] 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.[4]

See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland


  1. ^ a b c "Cornelscourt Townland, Co. Dublin". Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  2. ^ [1] Cornelscourt bank down 70% to €4.75m
  3. ^ Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2004 - 2010 Archived March 9, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Progress report on the Dun Laoghaire Development Plan