Glenageary


Glenageary

Glenageary (irish place name|Gleann na gCaorach|Glen of the Sheep) is an area in the suburbs of south County Dublin, Ireland, part of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County.

While there is no officially defined boundary, it is surrounded by the areas of Sallynoggin, Dalkey, Dun Laoghaire, Glasthule and Johnstown. The Church of Ireland does have a defined boundary for the Parish of Glenageary.

On early 20th century maps Glenageary and Sallynoggin are considered to be the same place and it wasn't until the building of local authority houses in the late 1940's and 1950's in the Townlands of Honeypark and Thomastown by Dún Laoghaire Borough Corporation that a clear distinction between Sallynoggin and Glenageary existed.

The Roman Catholic Parish of Sallynoggin/Glenageary covers all of Sallynoggin, Rochestown and much of Upper Glenageary.

Glenageary is a quiet suburb and consists mostly of private dwellings with shops and some amenities in places.

History

Until the late 1940's, Glenageary, like much of the southern county, consisted mostly of a handful of large manored estates - each comprised of a large house, some woodland and cultivated or landscaped fields. Since then it has been extensively developed and redeveloped such that the majority of the original manors have been demolished and low density housing developments built. This trend was reinvigorated during the Celtic Tiger period, with its resulting housing boom, such that many large and not so large gardens from earlier developments are now built upon. Little now remains of Glenageary's recent semi-rural past.

Glenageary has one church, St Pauls at the junction of Adelaide and Silchester Roads, which is part of the Anglican (Church of Ireland) tradition and reflects the religious make-up of the past community. It was opened in 1868.

Amenities

Glenageary has an Educate Together primary school, confusingly known as the Dalkey School Project.

Famous Residents & Infamous Events

* Sinéad O'Connor and her novelist brother Joseph O'Connor spent some of their early lives in Glenageary.
* The former Church of Ireland Archdeacon of Dublin, was rector of St Pauls, Glenageary for twenty-four years and a local resident. Previous rectors have also been similarly promoted - to bishop; John Duggan (Tuam) and Noel Willoughby (Cashel & Ossory) and to archbishop; Dr. Walton Empey (Dublin); Jamie Noble (Castlebarr)
* Niall Connolly, one of the Colombia Three spent his childhood in Glenageary
* A 17 year old resident, Raonaid Murray, was murdered on Silchester Road on 4 September 1999 near her home. This has remained unsolved despite a number of appeals by the Gardaí and interviews with an estimated 8,000 people. The inquest into her tragic death on 7 September 2005 was adjourned for a year to facilitate the continued investigation.

Transport

The area is served by Dublin Bus, including routes 7, 8, 45A, 59, and 111 although these vary in frequency and service periods. Glenageary has its own railway station which is served by Iarnród Éireann's DART that provides a service between Greystones to the south, and Howth and Malahide to the north. Glenageary railway station opened on 1 November 1867. [cite web | title= Glenageary station| work=Railscot - Irish Railways | url=http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf | accessdate=2007-09-02]

See also

* Dalkey
*List of towns and villages in Ireland

References

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External links

* [http://www.dlrcoco.ie/ Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council]
* [http://glenageary.dublin.anglican.org/ St Paul's Church, Glenageary]
* [http://homepage.eircom.net/~gkns/ Glenageary/Killiney National School]
* [http://www.dspns.ie/ Dalkey School Project National School]
* [http://www.rathdownschool.ie/ Rathdown Secondary School]
* [http://www.glenagearyltc.ie/ Glenageary Lawn Tennis Club]
* [http://www.glenageary.com/ Glenageary.com]


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