Poppintree

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Poppintree (Irish: Crann Phapáin ), is a neighbourhood of the large outer suburb of Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland. It is bordered by Glasnevin and Finglas. The area includes Poppintree Park.[1] the Poppintree Sports and Community Complex[2] Ireland's only IKEA store lies to the east in the townland of Balcurris.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name is derived from the townland[4] in the civil parish of Santry. It borders a smaller townland of the same name to the west the parish of Finglas.

History[edit]

Poppintree is derived from Pappan's Tree, named in honour of the 6th century abbot, Saint Pappan, who built a small chapel in nearby Santry.[5] The area was the site of a large tree under which was held an annual commemoration service to Saint Pappan on the last day of July. The services ceased by 1845.[6]

Transportation[edit]

Buses serving the area are 4, 13, 220.

See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Poppintree Park, Dublin City Council, dublincity.ie, retrieved 5-1-2011
  2. ^ Poppintree Sports and Community Complex Archived 2010-12-25 at the Wayback Machine, Dublin City Council, dublincity.ie, retrieved 5-1-2011
  3. ^ ikea.ie
  4. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland - Poppintree townland
  5. ^ Royalty Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (2009). Register of Wills and Inventories of the Diocese of Dublin in the Time of Archbishops Tregury and Walton, 1457-1483. Cornell University Library. p. 196. ISBN 1-112-18847-9.
  6. ^ Adams, Benjamin William (1883). History and description of Santry and Cloghran parishes, county Dublin. Kensington. p. 29.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°24′N 6°17′W / 53.400°N 6.283°W / 53.400; -6.283