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Stamullen (Irish: Steach Maoilín, meaning "Mullen's house[2]") is a village in County Meath, Ireland on the border with County Dublin. It lies just off the M1 motorway some 35 km north of Dublin City and beside the Delvin River. Recently it has been expanded by the development of numerous housing estates in the area.

Stamullen

Steach Maoilín
Town
Skyline of Stamullen
Stamullen is located in Ireland
Stamullen
Stamullen
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°38′N 6°16′W / 53.63°N 6.27°W / 53.63; -6.27Coordinates: 53°38′N 6°16′W / 53.63°N 6.27°W / 53.63; -6.27
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Dublin, County Meath
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total3,361
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceO149656
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The village contains a supermarket, pub, three hairdressers, gents salon, veterinary clinic, butcher, fast food outlet, laundromat and a coffee shop.

In October 1999, real IRA training camp and underground firing range were discovered near the village.[3]

A Benedictine monastery was established in the town in 2012.

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SportEdit

Stamullen has a Community Centre which is also home to St Patricks GAA, Stamullen Football Club, Stamullen Badminton Club, and Stamullen Bowls Club. The village is also home to the very successful M. Donnelly Stamullen Road Club Cycling Team. A free magazine is delivered each month to homes and businesses within the community.The village is also served by a website keeping people up to date on www.stamullen.net.

EducationEdit

St. Patrick's National School officially opened in 1954. In the 1980s an extension was built to increase capacity to 6 classrooms. Numbers declined for some time, but with the building boom starting in the late 1990s numbers started to climb again, quite rapidly in fact. It was obvious from the increasing number of pre-fabs that more space was required, so thankfully approval was granted to build a new state-of-the-art building.

DemographicsEdit

In 2002 had a population of 779, but due to the increased number of housing estates in the town and its close proximity to Dublin the population had grown by 219% to just under 2,500 by 2006.

According to the 2006 Census Stamullen has the second lowest percentage of people in the over 65 age group and the lowest percentage of people in the 45-64 age group in any town in Ireland with a population over 1500.

Total population 2,487
aged 0–14 692 20.05%
aged 15–24 200 8.04%
aged 25–44 1,915 52.45%
aged 45–64 464 8.60%
aged 65+ 53 2.13%

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MonasteryEdit

Stamullen is also home to Silverstream Priory, a Benedictine monastery of the Diocese of Meath. In March 2012, two American monks moved into Silverstream House, originally built in 1843 by the Preston family (the Viscounts Gormanston). The monastery specializes in celebrating the Liturgy in Latin, Gregorian chant, Eucharistic Adoration and the spiritual assistance of Roman Catholic clergy.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stamullen". Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics. CSO. 2016.
  2. ^ Irish Local Names Explained by P.W. Joyce Archived 18 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The Independent
  4. ^ CSO - Census 2006 Principal Demographic Results