RAHENY, a maritime parish and village in Coolock barony, Dublin county, five miles N.E. from the General Post Office, Dublin, comprising an area of 920 acres, of which 12 are in the village. Population of the parish 722; of village, 295, inhabiting 49 houses. It is picturesquely situated on the road to Howth.
The village, amid a group of fine old trees, is the second station of the Drogheda Railway, and contains the Church, a Dispensary, Petty Sessions Court-house, and Constabulary Police Station. In the approach to Raheny, is Killester, a parish comprising an area of 279 acres, population 456, through which the railway passes, at a depth of excavation of 36 feet, and where it is crossed by an iron suspension bridge, 84 feet in span. The principal seats in the vicinity of Raheny and Killester, are Raheny Manor-house, Killester House, Hollybrook House and Park.
The fares on the railway to and from Dublin are-first class, 6d. ; second class, 4d. ; third class, 3d. The mail from Dublin arrives at 25 minutes past 8 o'clock, A.M., and at 30 minutes past 3, p.m. ; and is despatched at noon, and at 45 minutes past 4, p.m.