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DUNDRUM a village in the parish of Taney, Rathdown barony, Dublin in county five miles S. from the General Post Office Dublin, comprising an area of 35 acres. Population 550 It is situated at the base of the Dublin mountains, on the road to Enniskerry, and consists of one main street, containing 94 houses, chiefly cottages.

In it is a Roman Catholic Chapel, a Petty Sessions' Court-house, Dispensary and National School. The Church of Taney, on Taney hill, is a handsome cruciform building. There is also a National School. The neighbourhood abounds in richly diversified scenery commanding fine views of Dublin bay and mountains and is studded with numerous seats and elegant villas, the principal of which is Wickham, the seat of Leonard Bickerstaff, esq.; and about one mile above the village is Moreen the seat of Manners McKay esq., in which grounds steeple races are held annually. Dundrum in recommended for the purity of the air and in summer is much resorted to by invalids.

Four well appointed Omnibuses ply to and hoof Dublin several times a day, besides tile ordinary jaunting car conveyances. The mail from Dublin arrives at 15 minutes past 8, A M. and at 45 minutes past 2, p.m., and is despatched at 4, p. m.

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