Donnycarney

Donnycarney

Donnycarney is a Northside suburb in the city of Dublin, Ireland. It is bordered by Beaumont, Artane, Killester and Marino, and lies in the postal districts of Dublin 9 and 5.

Donnycarney is a mostly residential area, located ~5km from the centre of Dublin. It has a good range of amenities including restauants, a credit union, a community youth project in the newly built community centre, and a 3.25ha park, , May Park (Donnycarney Park). The area is crossed by one of Dublin's "small rivers".

Sport

It is most notable as the home of Parnell Park, a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium where the Dublin inter-county teams play many of their matches, including lower-profile matches which do not warrant the use of Croke Park, the national stadium.

Donnycarney is also home to well known GAA clubs Craobh Chiaráin and St Vincents, who have their base where the area borders Marino, as well as Parnells GAA. ''

People

  • Donnycarney was the boyhood home of Charles Haughey, a former Taoiseach, who subsequently moved to Raheny, then Grange Park in what was then Baldoyle, then Kinsealy. He represented the constituency including the area in the Dáil from 1957 to 1992, and it was also the location of his funeral service.
  • Tommy Eglington, a former Irish footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers, Everton and Tranmere Rovers was originally from Donnycarney. As an international, Eglington also played for both Ireland teams - the FAI XI and the IFA XI.
  • The members of the musical group U2 met and formed the band whilst attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School, which some consider to lie in Donnycarney.
  • Frank Kearns founding member and guitarist with //www.cactusworldnews.com/ and recently producer and solo artist [http://myspace.com/fxireland Francis Xavier] was born and raised in Belton Park Gardens.
  • The Chieftains frontman and founder Paddy Moloney was born and raised in Donnycarney.

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