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Poppintree (Irish: Crann Phapáin ), is a neighbourhood located in Dublin, Ireland bordered by Glasnevin and Finglas. It is part of Ballymun. The area includes Poppintree Park,[1] the Poppintree Sports and Community Complex[2] and Irelands only IKEA store.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5]


Buses serving the area are 4, 13, 220.


  1. ^ Poppintree Park, Dublin City Council, dublincity.ie, retrieved 5-1-2011
  2. ^ Poppintree Sports and Community Complex, Dublin City Council, dublincity.ie, retrieved 5-1-2011
  3. ^ ikea.ie
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Adams, Benjamin William (1883). History and description of Santry and Cloghran parishes, county Dublin. Kensington. p. 29. 


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