Irish: Domhnach Cearna
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Donnycarney (Irish: Domhnach Cearna) is a Northside suburb in the city of Dublin, Ireland, in the jurisdiction of Dublin City Council. It is mostly residential, around 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Dublin. Dublin GAA's home stadium, Parnell Park is located here.
Donnycarney is bordered by Beaumont, Artane, Killester and Marino, and lies in the postal districts of Dublin 3, 5 and 9. It is mostly residential, located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Dublin. Donnycarney is served by Dublin Bus - including routes 14, 15, 27, 27a, 27b, 42 and 43 also, which all stop at the well known Donnycarney Church bus stop. Go-Ahead Ireland Route 104 from DCU to Clontarf turns of before Donnycarney Church Killester and Clontarf Road Dart Stations are nearby.
Local amenities include restaurants, the Donnycarney/Beaumont Credit Union, a church, a community youth project in the newly built large community centre (Le Chéile), a 3.25 hectares (8.0 acres) park (Maypark) that has a playground, an all-weather pitch and GAA/Soccer pitches, chip shops, Chinese takeaways, newsagents - Spar on Collins Avenue & Mace in Killester and pubs. There are small strips of shops along Collins Avenue West, Malahide Road and Killester Avenue. The nearest supermarkets to Donnycarney are SuperValu in Killester Village and Tesco in Artane Castle Shopping Centre. Donnycarney West has its own residents association "Donnycarney West Community Association" who won 'Pride of Place' 2012.
Donnycarney West (known as Old Donnycarney) street names are all named after trees Oak, Elm, Hazel, Holly with the exception of Belton Park estate while the other end of Donnycarney (built in the 1940s) locally known as North/New Donnycarney all start with 'Clan', Clancarthy, Clandonagh etc.
Donnycarney is also home to two primary schools (located next to the community centre and the Parish Church) on Collins Avenue, Our Lady of Consolation National School which caters for girls until 6th class and Scoil Chiarain which caters for boys until 6th class. Secondary schools include St. Davids Boys Secondary School in Artane and St. Mary's Holy Faith Killester for girls, both located just outside of Donnycarney.
In 2016 Donnycarney erected a community clock, funded by the residents in partnership with Dublin City Council.
Donnycarney is part of the Dáil Éireann constituency of Dublin Bay North, whose five elected representatives are Richard Bruton of Fine Gael, elected in February 1982; Tommy Broughan of Independents 4 Change, elected in November 1992; Independent Finian McGrath, elected in 2002 and Denise Mitchell of Sinn Féin, elected in 2016. A high-profile former TD for the area for 35 years was the former Taoiseach, the late Charles Haughey, whose son Seán also has held a seat from 1992 to 2011, and again since 2016.
It is most notable as the home of Parnell Park, the Dublin GAA home stadium where the Dublin inter-county teams play many of their matches, including lower-profile matches which do not warrant the use of Croke Park, the national stadium.
Donnycarney has 2 soccer clubs - Donnycarney United FC - a local children's football club and Donnycarney FC - whose teams play in the AUL League.
- Donnycarney was the boyhood home of Charles Haughey, who grew up on Belton Park Road in Donnycarney West. He subsequently moved to Raheny, then Grange Park in what was then Baldoyle, and later Kinsealy. Donnycarney was also the location of his funeral service in 2006.
- Tommy Eglington, a former Irish footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers, Everton and Tranmere Rovers was originally from Donnycarney. As an international, Eglington also played for both Ireland teams - the FAI XI and the IFA XI.
- The members of the musical group U2 met and formed the band whilst attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School, which some consider to lie in Donnycarney.
- The Chieftains frontman and founder Paddy Moloney was born and raised in Donnycarney.
- The Dubliners member Barney McKenna was born in Donnycarney.
- Oscar winner Glen Hansard's family lives in Donnycarney.
- Dublin hurler and all star winner Alan McCrabbe resides in Casino Park, a part of Donnycarney.
- The English-born judge Henry Draycott bought the manor of Donnycarney in the reign of Elizabeth I.
- Official website - the parish of Our Lady Of Consolation