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Suburb of Greystones
Delgany on the R762
Delgany on the R762
Delgany is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°07′52″N 6°05′28″W / 53.131°N 6.091°W / 53.131; -6.091Coordinates: 53°07′52″N 6°05′28″W / 53.131°N 6.091°W / 53.131; -6.091
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Wicklow
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Suburb of Greystones 4,777
 • Urban 3,068
 • Environs 1,709
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference O274108

Delgany (Irish: Deilgne, meaning "Thorny Place") is a suburb of Greystones in County Wicklow located on the R762 road which connects to the N11 road at the Glen of the Downs. It is about 25 km (16 mi) south of Dublin city centre. While urban development has made Delgany contiguous with the rest of Greystones, the area still retains a distinct village identity. Delgany is separated from the western edge of Greystones proper by the Killincarrig area. Delgany is in the Roman Catholic parish of Kilquade and the parish church is located in Kilquade about 4 km (2.5 mi) south. The local Catholic school is St Laurence's which is located on Convent Road. There is a Church of Ireland parish church and the parish school Delgany National School and a Catholic Carmelite Convent[2] in the area. The area is surrounded by wooded hills (including Kindlestown Wood[3] ) and the Glen of the Downs.


Delgany has two golf clubs, Delgany GC[4] and the newer Glen of the Downs GC.[5]

It used to have three pubs: The Wicklow Arms has been sold for redevelopment and the Delgany Inn is now home to a baker, grocer, fishmonger and Pigeon House restaurant. The only one which still operates as a pub is the Horse and Hound, on the main street, Convent Road, which is also home to Farrelly's Butchers and the local shop.


Recently "The Old Burial Ground" has been restored and opened to the public. The 1-acre (4,000 m2) site is protected and contains the ruins of a 13th-century church, the stump of a 6th-century high cross and graves dating from the 18th century. (See thumbnails). In the 1990s, Delgany was the location for the recording of Tori Amos' third album Boys For Pele.

An advert for a directory enquiry company was filmed at the old Patterson's Garage in the area. Several episodes of the TV show "Moon Boy" has also been filmed in the Church of Ireland parish church.


Born in Delgany:

Residents of Delgany:

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  1. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Carmelite Monastery Delgany". Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Coillte: Kindlestown". Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Delgany Golf Club, Co. Wicklow , Ireland". Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Glen of the Downs Golf Club". Retrieved 2008-10-31.