(Gráinseach an Déin
) is a suburban
area of South Dublin
, centered around a crossroads, between Blackrock
, Dún Laoghaire
. The crossroads is a commercial centre for the surrounding low density housing estates, providing a medium sized supermarket
, a bank
, a pub
, a library
, a pharmacy
and an Italian takeaway food outlet. South of the crossroads is Clonkeen Road leading to Clonkeen College
, west is Kill Lane, leading up to Foxrock Church and the N11
. North of the crossroads are some car showrooms, a pizzeria, a cafe, a bookies, a bakery and a large but now fully allotted Deans Grange Cemetery
, while east Kill Lane leads to Baker's Corner
at Kill O'The Grange
. There is an office block and a small industrial estate containing offices of the World GSM
Association, an office supply shop, furniture shop and a golf shop off the eastern end of Kill Lane.
The area is named after the Church of Ireland Kill O'The Grange Church, situated just east of the crossroads. A church primary school is located just south of the church building.
A river runs parallel and east of Clonkeen Road through a linear park called Meadowvale. The park is the home ground to many local sports clubs, such as Cuala (GAA), Granada (Soccer)and Meadowvale Tennis Club. Clonkeen College Secondary School is also located here.
In 2007, the corner site between the library and the crossroads was redeveloped. The new building includes a Lidl
store with underground parking and a Bank of Ireland
branch. There are plans for a small arts centre and a drama school for the area.
Deansgrange Cemetery is, together with Glasnevin
and Mount Jerome
, one of the largest cemeteries in Dublin and is the burial place of many famous people, including Flann O'Brien
, Count John McCormack
, Frank O'Connor
, Eamon Martin
, Seán Lemass
, Dermot Morgan
, and the Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton