Whitechurch, County Dublin

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Whitechurch

An Teampall Geal
Town
Whitechurch is located in Ireland
Whitechurch
Whitechurch
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°10′N 6°10′W / 53.16°N 6.17°W / 53.16; -6.17Coordinates: 53°10′N 6°10′W / 53.16°N 6.17°W / 53.16; -6.17
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountySouth Dublin
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Whitechurch (Irish: An Teampall Geal),[1] on the south side of Dublin, situated south of Ballyboden in Rathfarnham at the foot of the Dublin mountains, derives its name from a small white church in Kilmashogue, built near an ancient cairn (which is a protected monument). Little remains of the church. The Church of Ireland parish of Whitechurch includes most of Rathfarnham including Tibradden, Larch Hill and Kilmashogue. There is a Moravian cemetery in the area which was the burial ground for the Moravian community, a Protestant sect from what is now the Czech republic who arrived in Ireland in the 18th century. This community had a church in Kevin St but have now died out.[citation needed] The Catholic order Augustinian Fathers have been in the area for many years.

Whitechurch (Church of Ireland) Parish Church (1827)

Sites Of Note[edit]

  • Grange Golf Club
  • Druids Chair
  • Old Whitechurch Moravian cemetery
  • Ancient Cairn
  • Sarah Curran Walk
  • The Furry Bog Inn
  • Whitechurch Boxing Club
  • Centra
  • Top shop
  • LY Garden
  • Scoil Mhuire

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