Dolphin's Barn

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Dolphin's Barn Fire Station.

Dolphin's Barn (Irish: An Carnán, meaning "the parcel") is an inner city suburb of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Southside of the city in the Dublin 8, and partially in the Dublin 12, postal district. Its name derives from a family named Dolphyn who once owned a prominent storehouse there.[citation needed] Surrounding areas include The Liberties, Inchicore, Islandbridge, Kilmainham and Crumlin. It is home to one of the city's fire stations which is situated on the corner of Parnell Road and Rutland Avenue. The Grand Canal passes through the centre of the locality under Dolphin's Barn Bridge.

The Dublin marathon passes down South Circular Road in Dolphin's Barn.[citation needed]


Dolphin's Barn is the home of both Kevin's Hurling Club [1] and former League of Ireland club Dolphins.

Jewish cemetery[edit]

The official Jewish cemetery of Dublin is on Aughavannagh Road near Dolphin's Barn. It was established in 1898 by Robert Bradlaw and the Dolphin's Barn Jewish Burial Society to replace the Ballybough Cemetery which was nearing capacity. Bradlaw was one of the founders of the St. Kevin's Parade Synagogue. The cemetery was dedicated to Sir Moses Montefiore.[2][3]


The Coombe Lying-In Hospital moved from the Liberties to modern buildings in Dolphin's Barn in 1967. It was renamed the Coombe Women's Hospital in 1993 and again renamed as the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital in January 2008.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Kevins Hurling Club". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  2. ^ Erwin R. Steinberg. James Joyce and the Critics Notwithstanding, Leopold Bloom Is Not Jewish. Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 9, No. 1 (1981 - 1982), pp. 27-49
  3. ^ "Jewish Cemetery Project".

Coordinates: 53°20′01″N 6°17′27″W / 53.333615°N 6.2908°W / 53.333615; -6.2908