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Fairview, Dublin

Fairview
Fionnradharc
Suburb
Fairview is located in Ireland
Fairview
Location in Ireland
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Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Dublin
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Fairview

Fairview (Irish: Fionnradharc)[1] is a coastal suburb of Dublin in Ireland, in the jurisdiction of Dublin City Council. Part of the area forms Fairview Park on land reclaimed from the sea.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Name and history 2
  • Amenities 3
  • Public Services 4
  • Education 5
  • Community 6
  • Politics 7
  • Notable people 8
  • Fairview Hall 9
  • Notes and references 10

Location

Fairview is reached on a main road artery from Dublin city via North Strand, which continues on as the Malahide, Howth and Clontarf Roads. It is served by the Clontarf Road DART station. The area can also be reached by way of several Dublin Bus routes from the city centre, including 14, 15, 27/ABNX, 29A/N, 31/B, 32/ABX, 42/N, 43, 123, and 130.

Neighbouring districts include Marino to the north, North Strand and Ballybough to the west, East Wall to the southwest, and Clontarf to the east.

Name and history

The Irish name seen on street signs opposite Fairview Park, as well as on Fairview Avenue and Fairview Terrace, is Baile Bocht, rather than the current Fionnradharc, which suggests that this area was originally part of Ballybough, the neighbouring community on the far side of the river Tolka.

Fairview began to grow after the building of Annesley Bridge in 1797 opened up easy access to the land; there was since 1488 no crossing of the River Tolka below Ballybough Bridge.

Administratively, Fairview and Marino were part of the old townland of Clonturk, which also included Drumcondra.

Fairview Strand was formally known as Owen Roe Terrace and Philibsburgh Strand. Philipsburgh Avenue was called Ellis's Lane and a small area around there was known as Annadale, home to one of Dublin's earliest Jewish communities.[2] Annadale House was located in an estate that now comprises Melrose Avenue, Lomond Avenue, Waverly Avenue, and Inverness Road.[3] On Fairview Strand, near Luke Kelly bridge, is Dublin's oldest Jewish Cemetery, Ballybough Cemetery. The graveyard was built in 1718, with a mortuary chapel added in 1857 (the Hebrew date 5618 is inscribed on the front), and contains more than 200 graves. The last burial there was in 1958.

Amenities

The main commercial areas are Fairview, a busy road alongside Fairview Park, and Fairview Strand, a narrower commercial and residential strip running from Edge's Corner around to Luke Kelly Bridge.

St. Vincent's Hospital was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1857. Located on the Richmond Road, it provides psychiatric services for the northeast quadrant of Dublin city.

One of the area's main features, Fairview Park,[4] built on reclaimed land, was reduced in size during the 2000s, due to the development of the Dublin Port Tunnel, whose entrance is just beyond the old park perimeter. The park has now been restored, and a large children's playground has been constructed.

The area also includes Dublin's first 50-metre swimming pool, at the West Wood Club, built on a former waste depot adjacent to Fairview Park.

Ireland's largest sporting stadium and home to the Gaelic Athletic Association - the GAA - Croke Park is located near Fairview. Fairview and Marino both contain restaurants, cafes and pubs, which draw trade from events at Croke Park.

The crescent park faces out onto Fairview, and seves as an amenity for locals.

Public Services

Fairview Street

A Garda Síochána (police station) is located in nearby Clontarf & Dublin Fire Brigade/ambulance station is located just outside of Fairview at Annesley Bridge. A credit union is located on Fairview Strand, and a Post Office can be found beside St. Joseph's Secondary School. There is a Bank of Ireland branch on Marino Mart, which following the closure of Permanent TSB is the only bank within the Fairview boundaries. Dublin City Libraries have a branch on the main road in Fairview. There are three pharmacies in Fairview; two on Fairview Strand and one on Marino Mart.

Education

  • Past pupils of St. Joseph's Secondary School include former Taoiseach, Charles Haughey. The secondary school Marino College is in nearby Marino. St. Marys national school for girls is close to Richmond Road.

Community

There is an active residents association, Fairview Residents Association.

Politics

Central Fairview Street

Fairview is in the administrative area of Dublin City Council. It lies in the Dublin North Central Dáil constituency and the Clontarf Local Electoral Area for city council elections.

Notable people

Bram Stoker, writer of the 1897 novel Dracula, was a resident of The Crescent, a quiet street around a small near-circular park, by the boundary with Clontarf. A (private) museum has opened to commemorate this, inside West Wood Club.

Maureen Potter, actress, singer and performer, grew up on St. Joseph's Terrace, off Philipsburgh Avenue, and attended St. Mary's Primary School for girls, also off Philipsburgh Ave.

Maureen Toal, stage and television actress, was from Fairview.

Fairview Hall

Fairview Hall is a Gospel Hall located in 13 Annesley Bridge Road. [2] Fairview Hall is part of the Gospel Hall, Brethren local assembly.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Fairview Placenames Database of Ireland. retrieved: 2011-05-23.
  2. ^ History of Fairview and Marino
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey of Ireland maps, 1847 and 1913
  4. ^ "Fairview Park". fairview-marino.com. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
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