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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)D18
Area code(s)01 (+3531)
Irish Grid ReferenceO244235

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, a branch of 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 well known 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. Upstairs, there is a new art gallery and exhibition space, named the "Gallery Intermarium", and there is also a 60 seat theatre named the "Dolmen Theatre" above the pub. There is a drama school called "Arclight", an Indian Restaurant, a traditional fish and chip shop named "Aldos", along with several other take-away food outlets. There is also a convenience store, a pharmacy named "Hiltons", and the above-mentioned Dunnes Stores. The surrounding residential housing is laid out in suburban housing estates.

Ireland's first experimental drive-through bank 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 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