Category Archives: County Dublin History

Old Photographs of Ranelagh, South Dublin

(undated – but appear to be c1930s)

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History of Dundrum and its Castle

from “History of Dublin”, part 2 – 1902 , by F. Elrington Ball (Extract from Parish of Taney) DUNDRUM AND ITS CASTLE Dundrum, or the Fort on the Ridge, which lies to the west of Stillorgan and south-west of Donnybrook, … Continue reading

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Ranelagh Old and New

MacGowan Terrace, Ranelagh c1990 and c1910 MacGowan Terrace, Ranelagh, c1990 and c1910, number 13 is closest in this view. Directory listing from 1914 : McGowan’s Terrace … Railway Bridge…. 1a James McDonnell, coal factor 1 M Walsh, plumber, gasfitter &c … Continue reading

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Penders ‘Census’ of Ireland circa 1659 – Rathdown Barony

Barony of Rathdowne, County of Dublin Places Numbs. of People Tituladoes Names English Irish Shangannagh 74 11 63 Shankill 40 Evan Vaughan gent 7 33 Rathmichall (Rathmichael) 3 2 1 Mullenestillan 12 12 Promstowne 10 10 BallyForeish 11 6 5 … Continue reading

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Mailboat to Ireland – 1895 article

1895 article from the Strand magazine of London, describing a trip on the Mail Boat ‘Ulster’ from Holyhead, to Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire). “With Her Majesty’s Mails to Ireland”  

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