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Milltown
Baile an Mhuilinn
Suburb of Dublin
Nine arches viaduct over the River Dodder
Nine arches viaduct over the River Dodder
Milltown is located in Ireland
Milltown
Milltown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°18′40″N 6°14′53″W / 53.311°N 6.248°W / 53.311; -6.248Coordinates: 53°18′40″N 6°14′53″W / 53.311°N 6.248°W / 53.311; -6.248
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyDublin
Population
 (2011)
 • Urban
1,973[1]

Milltown (Irish: Baile an Mhuilinn) is a suburb on the southside of Dublin, Ireland. Milltown was the site of several working mills on the River Dodder and is also the location of the meeting of the River Slang with the Dodder. It is located adjacent to other suburban areas such as Windy Arbour, Ranelagh, Dartry, Clonskeagh, and Donnybrook.

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Irish language

Irish language

Irish, also known as Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Insular Celtic branch of the Celtic language family, which is a part of the Indo-European language family. Irish is indigenous to the island of Ireland and was the population's first language until the 19th century, when English gradually became dominant, particularly in the last decades of the century. Irish is still spoken as a first language in a small number of areas of certain counties such as Cork, Donegal, Galway, and Kerry, as well as smaller areas of counties Mayo, Meath, and Waterford. It is also spoken by a larger group of habitual but non-traditional speakers, mostly in urban areas where the majority are second-language speakers. Daily users in Ireland outside the education system number around 73,000 (1.5%), and the total number of persons who claimed they could speak Irish in April 2016 was 1,761,420, representing 39.8% of respondents.

Southside, Dublin

Southside, Dublin

The Southside is the part of Dublin city that lies south of the River Liffey. It is an informal but commonly used term. In comparison to the city's Northside, it has historically been regarded as wealthier and more privileged, with several notable exceptions.

Dublin

Dublin

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. On a bay at the mouth of the River Liffey, it is in the province of Leinster, bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 1,173,179, while the population of County Dublin as a whole was 1,347,359, and the Greater Dublin Area was 1,904,806.

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe consisting of 26 of the 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, on the eastern side of the island. Around 2.1 million of the country's population of 5.13 million people resides in the Greater Dublin Area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann; an upper house, Seanad Éireann; and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

River Dodder

River Dodder

The River Dodder is one of the three main rivers in Dublin, Ireland, the others being the Liffey, of which the Dodder is the largest tributary, and the Tolka.

Windy Arbour

Windy Arbour

Windy Arbour is a small suburban village in the Dundrum area of Dublin, Ireland. Situated between Dundrum and Milltown, along the banks of the Slang River.

Ranelagh

Ranelagh

Ranelagh is an affluent residential area and urban village on the Southside of Dublin, Ireland in the postal district of D06.

Dartry

Dartry

Dartry is a small suburb of Dublin, Ireland, often referred to as a corridor between Rathmines area and Milltown. Among the locations in Dartry are Dartry Road, Temple Road, Orwell Park and Palmerston Park.

Clonskeagh

Clonskeagh

Clonskeagh or Clonskea, is a small southern suburb of Dublin, Ireland. The district straddles the River Dodder.

Donnybrook, Dublin

Donnybrook, Dublin

Donnybrook is a district of Dublin, Ireland. It is situated on the southside of the city, in the Dublin 4 postal district, and is home to the Irish public service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). It was once part of the Pembroke Township. Its neighbouring suburbs are Ballsbridge, Sandymount, Ranelagh and Clonskeagh.

History

The townland got its name well before the 18th century. Both Milltown and Clonskeagh were liberties of Dublin, following the English invasion and colonisation in 1290.

Mill

A mill race was taken from just above the weir located 100m downstream from the 'Nine Arches' viaduct. It ran beside what is now the Islamic Centre towards the mill which was located in what is now Dodder Park. The remnants of this mill can still be seen.[2]

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Transport

Milltown is marked by a spectacular 19th-century railway bridge across the river, which was part of the Harcourt Street railway line which ran from Harcourt Street to Bray. On 30 June 2004, the bridge was re-opened for the Luas light rail system which runs from St. Stephen's Green to Bride's Glen. This bridge, and sometimes the area immediately surrounding it, became known informally as the 'Nine Arches'. Milltown railway station opened on 1 May 1860 and finally closed on 31 December 1958.[3]

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Sport

The area is still associated with football club Shamrock Rovers, who played there at Glenmalure Park on land leased from the Jesuits, from 1926 until 1987 when it was controversially sold to developers.[4][5] Milltown Golf Club celebrated its centenary in 2007.[6]

Administrative area

Milltown is located along the River Dodder, which in this area, marks the boundary between the two council areas of Dublin City Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Milltown lies in both, with the village falling within Dublin City.[7]

Education

Alexandra College, a Church of Ireland girls' school, is located in Milltown, as is the Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre, the only Shia mosque in Ireland.

The Jesuits have a long presence at Milltown with a secondary school for boys, Gonzaga College on its lands at Milltown Park. The Jesuit Training College evolved into the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy a recognised college of the National University of Ireland. The National College of Industrial Relations was also founded by Jesuits on its lands in Milltown, which eventually moved to the IFSC becoming the National College of Ireland.

The Franciscan Brothers of the Third Order Regular, noted for their having secretly taught the boys of the Catholic population for decades in underground schools, had formed a monastery and school here, after the relaxation of the Penal Laws which had forbidden Catholic education. In 1818 they transferred their monastery to Mountbellew in County Galway.[8]

Mount St. Mary's was formerly the seminary of the Marist Fathers.[9]

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Alexandra College

Alexandra College

Alexandra College is a fee-charging boarding and day school for girls located in Milltown, Dublin, Ireland. The school operates under a Church of Ireland ethos.

Church of Ireland

Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland is a Christian church in Ireland and an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion. It is organised on an all-Ireland basis and is the second largest Christian church on the island after the Roman Catholic Church. Like other Anglican churches, it has retained elements of pre-Reformation practice, notably its episcopal polity, while rejecting the primacy of the Pope.

Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre

Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre

The Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre is the main Shia Islamic centre in Ireland and is situated at Milltown Bridge, Dublin. It is commonly known as ‘Hussainia’ and was previously the only Shia Muslim Islamic centre and mosque in the whole of Ireland.

Mosque

Mosque

A mosque, also called masjid, is a place of prayer for Muslims. Mosques are usually covered buildings, but can be any place where prayers (sujud) are performed, including outdoor courtyards.

Gonzaga College

Gonzaga College

Gonzaga College SJ is a voluntary Catholic boys' secondary school in Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1950, Gonzaga College is under the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus, one of five Jesuit secondary schools in Ireland. The curriculum is traditional, with a broad general programme of subjects including Latin and Greek at junior cycle and the opportunity in senior cycle to study eight subjects for the Leaving Certificate.

Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy

Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy

The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy was a Jesuit-run institution of higher education and research, located in Dublin, Ireland. It was located in Ranelagh, County Dublin.

National University of Ireland

National University of Ireland

The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997.

International Financial Services Centre

International Financial Services Centre

The International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) is an area of central Dublin and part of the CBD established in the 1980s as an urban regeneration area and special economic zone (SEZ) on the derelict state-owned former port authority lands of the reclaimed North Wall and George's Dock areas of the Dublin Docklands. The term has become a metonym for the Irish financial services industry as well as being used as an address and still being classified as an SEZ.

National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland (NCI) or Coláiste Náisiúnta na hÉireann (CNÉ) in Irish is a not-for-profit, state-aided third-level education institution in Dublin. It was founded in 1951 as a joint venture between Irish Jesuits and Irish Trade Unions and originally named the Catholic Workers College, Dublin. It is now an autonomous college, offering full and part-time courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level, in areas related to, among others, psychology, finance, business and computing. The courses are delivered from the IFSC campus in Dublin and across a network of regional centres.

Penal Laws

Penal Laws

In the history of Ireland, the Penal Laws was a series of laws imposed in an attempt to force Irish Catholics and to lesser extent Protestant dissenter planters and Quakers to accept the established Church of Ireland. These laws notably included the Education Act 1695, the Banishment Act 1697, the Registration Act 1704, the Popery Acts 1704 and 1709, and the Disenfranchising Act 1728. The majority of the penal laws were removed in the period 1778–1793 with the last of them of any significance being removed in 1829. Notwithstanding those previous enactments, the Government of Ireland Act 1920 contained an all-purpose provision in section 5 removing any that might technically still then be in existence.

Mountbellew

Mountbellew

Mountbellew or Mountbellew Bridge is a town in County Galway, Ireland. It lies mostly within the townland of Treanrevagh on the N63 national primary road.

County Galway

County Galway

County Galway is a county in Ireland. It is in the West of Ireland, taking up the south of the province of Connacht.

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  3. ^ "Milltown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2007.
  4. ^ "25 years on: Shamrock Rovers' last match in Milltown revisited". Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Shamrock Rovers". Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Milltown Golf Club - Home". Archived from the original on 26 April 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Milltown Car Park Bottle Bank". Dublin City Council. 10 August 2020. Archived from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Our History". Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  9. ^ Marist Fathers Ireland. Archived 2010-03-04 at the Wayback Machine

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