Sallynoggin


Sallynoggin

Sallynoggin ( _ga. An Naigín) is in the suburbs of Dublin in Ireland, in the administrative county of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and the Dáil constituency of Dún Laoghaire. The area consists mainly of former local authority housing built between the late 1940s and the mid 1950s by Dún Laoghaire Borough Corporation.

Location and boundaries

On early 20th century maps Sallynoggin and Glenageary are indicated as being the same place, however, with the development of the local authority housing estate on the Townlands of Honeypark and Thomastown, Sallynoggin became a distinct area.

Most of the residents of Sallynoggin are originally from the Dún Laoghaire area which gives Sallynoggin a village atmosphere with many families tracing their roots back several generations in Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey, Glasthule or Blackrock. Fact|date=February 2007

The boundaries of Sallynoggin are sometimes considered as being restricted to the area of local authority housing - which is not the case. Up to 1994 the boundary of Dún Laoghaire Borough Corporation left a section of the local authority housing outside the Dún Laoghaire area mainly Pearse Villas and a part of Pearse Street which were in the Dublin County Council area. With the formation of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in 1994 the entire area of Sallynoggin, Rochestown, Glenageary and surrounding areas were included in the new county.

The Roman Catholic Parish of Sallynoggin/Glenageary covers the entire esates of Sallynoggin, Rochestown, Beechwood, Thomastown, Avondale, Bellevue and parts of upper Glenageary (south of Glenageary Road Upper).

Name

The Irish Placenames Commission has researched the origin and meaning of Sallynoggin as a placename. In fact, the name is not Irish at all but English deriving from the "sally noggins" which referred to old timber-frame houses that were known to be situated there. The modern Irish word for noggin is the phonentic "naigín" hence "An Naigín" (The Noggin) as it is commonly called. All other etymologies such as "Ballyknockan" (Baile a'Cnocáin) or "Willow Hill" (Saile Na Cnocháin) are false, being born entirely of speculation which assumed an Irish origin.

Amenities

The Catholic church is situated in the centre of the parish and was opened in 1955 and dedicated to Our Lady of Victories. Prior to the building of this church a small church dedicated to St. Kevin was located on the west side of Sallynoggin Road (Townland of Honeypark) serving the village of Sallynoggin from 1927.

There are large playing fields on either side of Sallynoggin Road with a newly built clubhouse for St. Joseph's Boys Football Club on Pearse Road.

There are both large and small retail units in Sallynoggin mainly on Sallynoggin Road and Church Place.

Sallynoggin has a large Primary School, St. Kevin's National School, located on Pearse Street, from which many pupils move on to the nearby Holy Child Community School. The former Technical School on Pearse Street is now the Sallynoggin College of Further Education offering many third level courses.

Sallynoggin is served by several bus routes - mainly the no. 7 from Dublin City to Loughlinstown; the no. 111 from Dún Laoghaire to Loughlinstown; the no. 45A from Dún Laoghaire to Bray, Co. Wicklow.


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