Terenure
Overview
 
Terenure is a mainly residential suburb of Dublin, Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Ireland , described as the Republic of Ireland , is a sovereign state in Europe occupying approximately five-sixths of the island of the same name. Its capital is Dublin. Ireland, which had a population of 4.58 million in 2011, is a constitutional republic governed as a parliamentary democracy,...

, largely in the administrative area of Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council is the local authority for the city of Dublin in Ireland. It has 52 members and is the largest local authority in Ireland. Until 2001, it was known as Dublin Corporation.-Legal status:...

 but with parts in the administrative county of South Dublin County (within the Terenure / Rathfarnham Ward).
Terenure is located south of Harold's Cross and north of Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham or Rathfarnam is a Southside suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is south of Terenure, east of Templeogue, and is in the postal districts of Dublin 14 and 16. It is within the administrative areas of both Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils.The area of Rathfarnham...

, and partially contained in the Dublin 6, Dublin 6W and Dublin 12 postal districts.
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Terenure is a mainly residential suburb of Dublin, Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Ireland , described as the Republic of Ireland , is a sovereign state in Europe occupying approximately five-sixths of the island of the same name. Its capital is Dublin. Ireland, which had a population of 4.58 million in 2011, is a constitutional republic governed as a parliamentary democracy,...

, largely in the administrative area of Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council is the local authority for the city of Dublin in Ireland. It has 52 members and is the largest local authority in Ireland. Until 2001, it was known as Dublin Corporation.-Legal status:...

 but with parts in the administrative county of South Dublin County (within the Terenure / Rathfarnham Ward).

Location and transport

Terenure is located south of Harold's Cross and north of Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham or Rathfarnam is a Southside suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is south of Terenure, east of Templeogue, and is in the postal districts of Dublin 14 and 16. It is within the administrative areas of both Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils.The area of Rathfarnham...

, and partially contained in the Dublin 6, Dublin 6W and Dublin 12 postal districts. Terenure borders the suburbs of Templeogue
Templeogue
Templeogue is a suburb of southwest Dublin, Ireland. The original Irish name Teach Mealóg refers to a chapel named after Saint Mel that was built there in about 1273....

, Rathgar
Rathgar
Rathgar is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, lying about 3 kilometres south of the city centre.-Amenities:Rathgar is largely a quiet suburb with good amenities, including primary and secondary schools, nursing homes, child-care and sports facilities, and good public transport to the city centre...

, Harold's Cross, Kimmage
Kimmage
Kimmage is a small suburb on the Southside of Dublin near Crumlin, Greenhills, Harold's Cross, Rathfarnham, Templeogue, and Terenure. The name "Kimmage" comes from the Irish cam uisce, which means "winding" river. The River Poddle flows through Kimmage, and flows on to join the River Liffey...

 and Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham or Rathfarnam is a Southside suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is south of Terenure, east of Templeogue, and is in the postal districts of Dublin 14 and 16. It is within the administrative areas of both Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils.The area of Rathfarnham...

.

Terenure is a suburb of Dublin city proper, and its southern boundary, delineated partly by the River Dodder
River Dodder
The River Dodder is one of the three main rivers of the Dublin region in Ireland, the others being the Liffey, of which the Dodder is the largest tributary, and the Tolka.-Course and system:...

, is also part in places of the administrative boundary between Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council is the local authority for the city of Dublin in Ireland. It has 52 members and is the largest local authority in Ireland. Until 2001, it was known as Dublin Corporation.-Legal status:...

 and South Dublin County Council
South Dublin County Council
South Dublin County Council is the local authority for the county of South Dublin in Ireland. It is one of three local authorities that comprised the former Dublin County Council before its abolition, and one of four councils in the Dublin Region...

. In times past, Terenure Cross (Vaughan's Corner) was a terminus for the city tram
Tram
A tram is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. It may also run between cities and/or towns , and/or partially grade separated even in the cities...

s, and is mentioned as such in Ulysses
Ulysses (novel)
Ulysses is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. One of the most important works of Modernist literature,...

 (Episode 7, Aeolus), but it has been bypassed by the redevelopment of modern trams in Dublin (the Luas
Luas
Luas , also promoted in the development stage as the Dublin Light Rail System, is a tram or light rail system serving Dublin, the first such system in the decades since the closure of the last of the Dublin tramways. In 2007, the system carried 28.4 million passengers, a growth of 10% since...

 lines). There were three tram depots in Terenure at one time, the main tram depot for the number 15 DUTC
Dublin United Transport Company
The Dublin United Transport Company operated trams and buses in Dublin, Ireland until 1945. Following legislation in the Oireachtas , the DUTC and the Great Southern Railways were vested in the newly formed Coras Iompair Éireann in 1945.-Formation:The DUTC was formed by the merging of several of...

 trams in Terenure Road East, another DUTC
Dublin United Transport Company
The Dublin United Transport Company operated trams and buses in Dublin, Ireland until 1945. Following legislation in the Oireachtas , the DUTC and the Great Southern Railways were vested in the newly formed Coras Iompair Éireann in 1945.-Formation:The DUTC was formed by the merging of several of...

 depot for number 16 trams in Rathfarnham Road, and the terminus of the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway
Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway
The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway , later the Blessington and Poulaphouca Steam Tramway, operated steam-powered trams between Terenure in Dublin and Blessington in Co. Wicklow from 1888 until 1932.-History:...

 on Templeogue Road.

An Aircoach
Aircoach
Aircoach is a Republic of Ireland based subsidiary company of the United Kingdom based FirstGroup. It provides airport bus express coach services from Cork, Greystones, Bray, South Dublin and Dublin City Centre to Dublin Airport. It also operates contracted bus service for airport car parks...

 service links the area with Dublin Airport via the M50 24 hours a day.

History

Terenure, Drimnagh and Kimmage, on the south side of Dublin City, were given to the Barnewell family by King John
John of England
John , also known as John Lackland , was King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death...

 in 1215. The Barnewells gave some of the land to St John The Baptist Hospital outside Newgate, and Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader who overthrew the English monarchy and temporarily turned England into a republican Commonwealth, and served as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland....

 confiscated the remainder from them. Terenure passed through the hands of various owners since then, including what is now Terenure College
Terenure College
Terenure College is a Carmelites-run secondary school located in the Terenure area of Dublin, Ireland. The College was founded in 1860 and comprises a primary and secondary school. The school is part of the popular culture "Rugby Belt" or Leinster Schools Rugby playing institutions, having a strong...

 (bought by the Carmelites
Carmelites
The Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel or Carmelites is a Catholic religious order perhaps founded in the 12th century on Mount Carmel, hence its name. However, historical records about its origin remain uncertain...

 in 1860).

The earliest reference to these areas can be found in Grant CCA-DCc-ChAnt/C/1206, a document in Canterbury Cathedral Archives, by which King Henry II granted the lands Terenure and Kimmage (Cheming)in Rathfarnham to Walter the goldsmith ('aurifauber') in 1175. It is not yet been established how the lands reverted to the crown within 40 years.

Education

Schools in the Terenure area include St. Josephs BNS
St. Josephs BNS
St. Josephs BNS is a boys primary school in Terenure, Dublin, Ireland founded on November 5, 1866, the school was then called Roundtown Boys' National School, at its opening the school had 174 pupils & 3 teachers. The school competes in Gaelic Football & Hurling.-Digital school:St...

 , Presentation Primary school, Presentation College (was Presentation secondary school renamed in 2004), Terenure College
Terenure College
Terenure College is a Carmelites-run secondary school located in the Terenure area of Dublin, Ireland. The College was founded in 1860 and comprises a primary and secondary school. The school is part of the popular culture "Rugby Belt" or Leinster Schools Rugby playing institutions, having a strong...

 and Our Lady's Secondary school. Terenure College
Terenure College
Terenure College is a Carmelites-run secondary school located in the Terenure area of Dublin, Ireland. The College was founded in 1860 and comprises a primary and secondary school. The school is part of the popular culture "Rugby Belt" or Leinster Schools Rugby playing institutions, having a strong...

 has also fostered such well-known Irish figures as retired and ICROSS (Aids Charity) founder Dr. Michael Meegan, among many other influential men.

Religion

The Catholic
Catholic
The word catholic comes from the Greek phrase , meaning "on the whole," "according to the whole" or "in general", and is a combination of the Greek words meaning "about" and meaning "whole"...

 parish church of St. Joseph in Terenure is an impressive edifice with a stained glass
Stained glass
The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works produced from it. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches and other significant buildings...

 window by Harry Clarke
Harry Clarke
Harry Clarke was an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement.- History :...

 and it was here that author James Joyce
James Joyce
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century...

 was baptised in 1882. He was born at 41 Brighton Square which is between Terenure and Rathgar. His mother, Mary Jane (May) Murray, was a native of Terenure village and was born about 100 metres from the Church in the public house known as the Eagle House owned by her father at Vaughan's Corner. St. Josephs BNS
St. Josephs BNS
St. Josephs BNS is a boys primary school in Terenure, Dublin, Ireland founded on November 5, 1866, the school was then called Roundtown Boys' National School, at its opening the school had 174 pupils & 3 teachers. The school competes in Gaelic Football & Hurling.-Digital school:St...

 is on the Church grounds.

With Rathgar and the area around Portobello
Portobello, Dublin
In Dublin, Portobello is an area stretching westwards from South Richmond Street as far as Upper Clanbrassil Street bordered on the north by the South Circular Road and on the south by the Grand Canal....

 in Dublin 8, Terenure has traditionally been the home of many of Dublin's relatively sparse Jewish population. On Rathfarnham Road, is the Terenure Synagogue, Dublin's main synagogue (Orthodox).

People

The village was home to actors, writers and musicians including Donal McCann
Donal McCann
Donal McCann was an Irish stage, film, and television actor best known for his roles in the works of Brian Friel and for his lead role in John Huston's last film, The Dead.-Early life:...

 and Máirtín Ó Direáin
Máirtín Ó Direáin
Máirtín Ó Direáin born in Sruthán on Inismór in the Aran Islands was an Irish language poet.The son of a small-farmer, Máirtín Ó Direáin spoke only Irish until his mid-teens. He worked as a civil servant from 1928 until 1975...

. James Joyce
James Joyce
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century...

 was born here. Broadcaster Mike Murphy, Derek Daly
Derek Daly
Derek Daly is a former racing driver from the Republic of Ireland. He won the 1977 British Formula Three Championship, and competed as a professional racing driver for 17 years participating in 64 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on April 2, 1978. He scored a total of 15...

 former Formula One driver, comedian Dave Allen
Dave Allen (comedian)
David Tynan O'Mahoney , better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian, very popular in Great Britain, Australia, and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s. He also became known in the United States through repeats of his shows on public television. His career had a major resurgence during the late...

, Olympic boxer Mick Dowling, musicians Republic Of Loose
Republic of Loose
Republic of Loose are an Irish funk rock band from Dublin. Formed in 2001, the band currently consists of lead vocalist Mick Pyro, bass guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Loose, keyboardist Darragh, guitarists and vocalists Dave Pyro and Darach O' Laoire and drummers and percussionists Andre Lopes...

, Rob Smith
Rob Smith (Irish musician)
Rob Smith is an Irish singer/songwriter and musician from Terenure in Dublin. Originally a street-busker, he has released two commercial albums to date Throwing It All Away in 2008 on his own Cocklebob Recordings label which featured three singles all of which made the top 10 in the Irish Downloads...

 and The Coronas
The Coronas
The Coronas are an Irish rock and indie band. They have released three studio albums, Heroes or Ghosts , Tony Was An Ex-Con and "Closer to You"...

 all hail from Terenure.

Sport

Terenure is the home of Terenure College RFC
Terenure College RFC
Terenure College RFC was founded on November 14th 1940. It is a senior rugby club in Dublin, Ireland.-History:Terenure College RFC was founded on November 14th 1940. With a great love for the game and concerned that past pupils were not playing rugby union after leaving school, Rev...

, a senior rugby club in Division 2 of the AIB All Ireland League
AIB League
The Ulster Bank All-Ireland League is the national league system for the 48 senior rugby union clubs in Ireland, covering both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is not, however, the highest level of rugby union in Ireland, as teams representing the four provinces of Ireland play...

.

Terenure Football Club provide schoolboy and adult soccer to the surrounding area.

CYM Sports club is also in Terenure.

Terenure College is nicknamed "The Gick", particularly in a rugby context. "Gick" is Irish slang for excrement.

See also

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland

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