South Dublin Development Plan

Adopted Plan & Variations The South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016 -2022 was made by the Elected Members at a Special Council Meeting on May 16th 2016. The County Development Plan will have effect from June 12th 2016 and will be used in the determination of all planning applications from this date. Read more here.

Old Courthouse Rathcoole Refurbishment Project

Old Courthouse Rathcoole Refurbishment Project Rathcoole Community Council in conjunction with South Dublin County Council has reviewed the potential community usage possibilities for the historic old courthouse building on Main Street in Rathcoole. This building ,currently used as a community hall and managed by Rathcoole Community Council, is a listed building dating from 1911. It … Read more

Area Plan for land at Stoney Hill Road and Rathcoole Park

Area Plan for land at Stoney Hill Road and Rathcoole Park Purpose and Scope of Area Plan This area plan is a non statutory planning guidance document which provides a framework to guide the future development of the subject lands. The lands comprise undeveloped greenfield lands located on the southern edge of Rathcoole. Read more

History of the County of Dublin

New history book is now available! History of the County of Dublin ~ By Franxis Elrington Ball. INTRODUCTION TO THE THIRD PART The parishes included in this part of the history form the southern border of the metropolitan county. They are situated in the baronies of rathdown, Uppercross, and Newcastle, and are bounded to the … Read more

Community Check-in

For those in need of support or supplies during this challenging time.

Updates on Shops that are open this week in Rathcoole

The Following shops are open on the week of Monday 30th March on Main street Rathcoole. Newsagent: Byrnes newsagent General goods and Food: Centra (01) 458 9109, Spar (01) 458 9608, Tesco 1890 928 456, Donavans Butchers (01) 458 9768 TAKE AWAYs: Subway (01) 412 4924 Pharmacy: Smiths pharmacy (01) 458 0234, Reidys Pharmacy (01) … Read more

Johnstown Kennedy Bell

Johnstown Kennedy Bell The Johnstown Kennedy Bell was donated to the Church of the Holy Family in Rathcoole to mark the church’s Silver Jubilee. During the celebrations, the late Tom Cullen was invited to ring the bell for the first time. It was far from a first for Tom as he had been tasked with … Read more

Heritage Week 2020: ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’

We are delighted to share our theme for Heritage Week 2020: ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’. Engaging with our shared heritage – in Ireland and across Europe – presents a rich source for learning, and an opportunity to rediscover and reconnect with the knowledge, traditions and skills of our ancestors. This year, we … Read more