Days of Yore
New Book Now Available!
New book now available, check out our Books section here! Mercer’s School Rathcoole & Castleknock Click here to read the book.
Colemanstown, Blackchurch Mud Cottage, a casualty of progress. One of the casualties of progress, in terms of the current road works on the Dublin-Naas Dual Carriage [N7], was a little mud-walled cottage which nestled just below the level of the road a few hundred yards north of the Athgoe junction at Colmanstown, Co.Dublin. Read more
Check out our Heritage page for two new posts
Click here to check our new heritage-related posts. Coolamber and Beechwood Estate Local History Remembered By Bill Attley The Rathcoole Playing Fields (A brief History by Paddy Gavin)
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Winifred Mabel Letts (1882- 1972)
Winifred Mabel Letts (1882- 1972) was a poet, novelist, and playwright married to William Verschoyle of Saggart. (She is buried in Rathcoole Churchyard). (Article by Mervyn Ennis, Saggart Heritage group) Check out our Heritage page to 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
THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF IRELAND FOR THE YEAR 1943
VOL. LXXIII, PART III (VOL. XIII, SEVENTH SERIES) RATHCOOLE, CO. DUBLIN, AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD. Notes on Place-names, Topography and Traditions. By Liam Ua Broin, Member. OLD maps of the Rathcoole neighbourhood, a list of which is given on pages 96-97, have preserved a number of local place-names : some of these are still remembered, others … 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
Early Map of Rathcoole – Down Survey c. 1654
Early Map of Rathcoole Down Survey c. 1654 If you had gone for a stroll through Rathcoole village on this day in 1654 you might have seen a fella riding around on horseback with a rather large measuring-tape. His name was Jonas Archer, and he was using the tape to measure lands that had belonged … Read more