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Templeogue (from Irish: Teach Mealóg, meaning 'New Church of Saint Mel') is a southwestern suburb of Dublin in Ireland. It lies between the River Poddle and River Dodder, and is about halfway from Dublin's centre to the mountains to the south.
|• Suburb||5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)|
|Elevation||55 m (180 ft)|
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The centre of Templeogue is 6.0 kilometres (3.7 mi) from both the city centre to the north and the Dublin Mountains to the south, and to the coast at Dublin Bay on the Irish Sea. It is 55m (180 feet) above sea level and occupies an area of 534 hectares.
The River Dodder forms the southern border with Rathfarnham while the River Poddle forms the northern border with Greenhills and Kimmage. The historical artificial watercourse from the Dodder at Firhouse to the Poddle passed through Templeogue.: p.36
Prominent views from Templeogue are of Montpelier Hill 5.7 km (3.5 mi) to the southwest, topped by the ruin of the Hellfire Club at 383m (1,257 feet), and of Three Rock Mountain (450m), topped by transmitter masts 7.3 km (4.5 mi) to the southeast.
Templeogue was originally a small village in the rural, southern part of County Dublin. In Elizabethan times it was owned by the Talbot family, who later became prominent as the owners of Mount Talbot. The Talbot's estate was forfeited to the Crown on the Restoration of Charles II. In the later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it was owned by the Domviles who controlled access to Dublin's main drinking water supply, the River Dodder, which passed through their estates.
In 1801, the Templeogue Road was constructed, originally as a toll road.
Urban expansion of Dublin during the 1950s and '60s absorbed the village.
The local schools are St. Pius X National School, Our Lady's Secondary School, Templeogue College, St. Mac Dara's Community College, Bishop Galvin National School, Bishop Shanahan National School, and Ashfield College.
Shops and servicesEdit
Shops, restaurants, and small business services are located in the village on Templeogue Road, as well as in Fortfield Park, Cypress Park, Wainsfort Drive, and Rathfarnham Shopping Centre.
Although surrounded by pubs in adjacent neighbourhoods, Templeogue has only one pub inside its boundaries, The Templeogue Inn, also known as The Morgue. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway passed through Templeogue so close to the pub that pedestrians were sometimes hit. Some corpses were sheltered in the pub until taken away and the pub acquired the permanent, morbid nickname. The Templeogue Inn was, for a while, the most expensive pub in Ireland when it changed hands on 12 October 1983 for IR£660,000, a remarkable sum at the time.
The Roman Catholic parish church is St. Pius X which opened on 27 November 1960 on College Drive. A previous church was situated[when?] close to the existing graveyard at Wellington Lane, where the original village of Templeogue was located.
Politics and administrationEdit
Templeogue straddles two Dáil constituencies, with five of its electoral divisions (Templeogue-Cypress, Templeogue-Limekiln, Templeogue-Orwell, Templeogue-Osprey, and Templeogue Village) in the Dublin South-West constituency, and one electoral division (Templeogue-Kimmage Manor) is in Dublin South-Central.
Templeogue is part of the Dublin 6W postal district.
|County Council||Local electoral area||Dáil constituency||Polling District||Book||Electoral division||Polling Place|
|South Dublin||Tallaght Central||Dublin South-West||Templeogue 1||HM||Templeogue-Osprey
|Templeogue 2||HP||Templeogue-Cypress (part)
That part of the Templeogue-Cypress Electoral Division south of Templeogue Road containing the townlands / streetnames of:
Cheeverstown House, Templeogue Road
Cypress Downs (The Court)
Cypress Downs (The Heath)
Cypress Grove Road
Orwell Park Avenue
Orwell Park Close
Orwell Park Crescent
Orwell Park Drive
Orwell Park Glade
Orwell Park Glen
Orwell Park Green
Orwell Park Grove
Orwell Park Lawns
Orwell Park Way
The Manor, Orwell Park Grove
Wellington Park Whitehall Cross
Whitehall Cross (Houses)
|Templeogue 4||HR||Templeogue-Cypress (part)
That part of the Templeogue-Cypress Electoral Division north of Templeogue Road containing the townlands / streetnames of:
Cypress Downs (The Avenue)
Bushy Park House, Templeogue Road
Cypress Grove Road
Convent of St. Paul The Apostle
St. Finbarr's Close
St. James' Road
St. Killian's Avenue
St. Mel's Avenue
Temple Manor Avenue
Temple Manor Close
Temple Manor Court
Temple Manor Drive
Temple Manor Grove
Temple Manor Way
Three Rock Close
|Dublin South-Central||Fortfield||HS||Templeogue-Kimmage Manor
College Sq Wainsfort Road
Kimmage Manor Way
Kimmage Road West
Templeogue College, Templeville Road
The Courtyard, Fortfield Square
The Crescent, Fortfield Square
The Mews, Fortfield Square
The Orchard, Fortfield Road
The Recorders, Whitehall Road
Wainsfort Manor Crescent
Wainsfort Manor Drive
Wainsfort Manor Green
Wainsfort Manor Grove
|Polling places — A: Bishop Shanahan National School. B: St. Peter's National School. C: St. Pius X National School.|
Templeogue's population at the 2016 census was 17,395, a rise of 0.1 per cent from the previous 2011 census. In the twenty-five years from 1991 to 2016, the population fell by 304, a decrease of 1.73 per cent. The population at the 2011 census was 17,378, a fall of 1.8 per cent from the previous 2006 census.
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The poet Austin Clarke lived in Bridge House beside Templeogue Bridge, which spans the River Dodder. After his death, there was a proposal to preserve the house and his library of 6,500 books as a memorial. This was not possible owing to long-term plans to demolish the house and widen the road. The old Templeogue Bridge, built in 1800, and Bridge House were removed and a new bridge was opened by Councillor Mrs. Bernie Malone, Chairman Dublin City Council on 11 December 1984, which was renamed Austin Clarke Bridge in his honour.
- Mary Beckett — Novelist and short story writer.
- Austin Clarke — Poet, novelist, playwright, author, English lecturer.
- Liam Cosgrave — Taoiseach; leader of Fine Gael.
- W. T. Cosgrave — First President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
- Larry Gogan — Disc jockey; radio and television broadcaster.
- Ursula Halligan — Journalist and broadcaster.
- Charles Lever — Doctor and novelist.
- John McCann — Teachta Dála for Dublin South; Alderman on Dublin City Council; Lord Mayor of Dublin; playwright and author; journalist; father of the actor Donal McCann.
- Kevin McManamon - Football player for St Jude's GAA club and formerly for Dublin county football team (2010 to 2021).
- Michael Mills — Political journalist with the Irish Press and Ombudsman of Ireland.
- Flora Shaw — Writer who coined the name "Nigeria" for the African country.
- Sir Frederick Shaw — Recorder of Dublin 1830–76 and Dundalk; built Kimmage Manor.
- Sir Robert Shaw — Tory MP for Dublin City 1830–1831 and 1832; member of the Privy Council of Ireland; owner of Bushy Park estate.
- George Simms — Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin; Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
- Mervyn Taylor — Dublin County Councillor, Teachta Dála, Minister for Labour, and Minister for Equality and Law Reform.
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