Glasthule

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Glasthule

Glas Tuathail
Suburb of Dublin
coastline in Glasthule
coastline in Glasthule
Glasthule is located in Dublin
Glasthule
Glasthule
Location in Dublin
Glasthule is located in Ireland
Glasthule
Glasthule
Glasthule (Ireland)
Coordinates: 53°17′14″N 6°07′25″W / 53.2871°N 6.1235°W / 53.2871; -6.1235Coordinates: 53°17′14″N 6°07′25″W / 53.2871°N 6.1235°W / 53.2871; -6.1235
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyDún Laoghaire–Rathdown
Population
 (2006)
 • Urban
2,641
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Eircode (Routing Key)
A96
Area code(s)01 (+3531)

Glasthule (/ɡlæs.θl/; Irish: Glas Tuathail, meaning "Toole's Streamlet") is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is along County Dublin’s south coast, between Dún Laoghaire and Dalkey.

Every year it celebrates Bloomsday (celebrating the day featured in James Joyce's highly acclaimed novel Ulysses).

The James Joyce Tower is located in nearby Sandycove.

The Presentation Brothers maintain a house in Glasthule and operated Presentation College Glasthule, a secondary school for boys, until 2006. The Harold National School, which is next door to Presentation Brothers is still around today.

It is the main setting for Jamie O'Neill's 2001 novel At Swim, Two Boys.

In Sandycove and Glasthule, all on a street of one kilometre (shorter than Grafton Street in Dublin): Butchers, grocer, supermarket, hairdressers, pharmacies, car sales garages, cake shop, bakery, bookmakers, auctioneers, public houses, beauty salons, florists, book shop, curtain and drapery shop, boutiques, wine merchants, dentists, doctors, bookshop, veterinary surgeon, post office, restaurants, cafés, late night shops, solicitors, dry cleaners.

An Aircoach service links the area with Dublin Airport 24 hours a day.

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