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

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

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

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

A New History Book Now Available!

A History of Saggart and Rathcoole Parishes A History of Saggart and Rathcoole Parishes, by Maeve Mulryan Moloney, was first published in 1998. Maeve uses many gems of wisdom and wonderful images to take the reader on a journey through times past. Reproduction of the book in its original form is no longer possible as … Read more