CRUMLIN, a parish and village in Uppercross barony, Dublin county, three miles S.W. from the General Post Office, Dublin, comprising an area of l,917 acres, of which 21 are occupied by the village. Population of parish, 1,024 ; of village, 268, inhabiting 39 houses.
In 1594, the village was burned by the Wicklow septs of the O'Tooles and Byrnes; and in 1690, part of the army of King William III, encamped here on their return from the Boyne ; from which it is said that monarch issued his proclamation against the brass coin of James II. The Church is a plain building; the Roman Catholic Chapel a neat edifice. A Dispensary, a National School, and a Metropolitan Police Station in the village. Here are some extensive limestone quarries. At Dolphin's barn, there is a patent axle factory; and at Blue Bell, in the adjoining parish, there are two woollen factories. The road to Naas passes through the northern portion of the parish ; and near to Drimnagh, in the adjoining parish, the Cashel, or Great Southern and Western Line of Railway passes.It is within the General Post Office delivery; the nearest Post Office receiver is in that portion of Dolphin's s barn within the municipal boundary.