Cabinteely History – Cabinteely Parish

Cabinteely was a place name which first came into use in the second half of the seventeenth century and which probably evolved from the name of a popular tavern or pub which was known as Caban tSile or Sheila’s Cabin. On the 10th October 1836, Archbishop Murray opened the present church in Cabinteely Village. This…

Cabinteely History – John Hinde Postcards

John Hinde postcards were produced in Cabinteely, the factory was opposite the library, now the Bank of Ireland operations centre. In 1966 they produced 32 million colour postcards. Who Was John Hinde? Born in Somerset, England in 1916, Hinde’s career in photography began during the Second World War when he worked as a civil defense…

Cabinteely History 1911 – 1922

Cabinteely 1911 census: The census lists nineteen houses for Cabinteely village, nine of which are listed as uninhabited. Ninety-two people are listed as living in the village (forty-four males and forty-eight females), all except one being Roman Catholic. One house is listed as Grocery and Spirit shop, Farrells. Another Farrell is listed as a butcher….

Cabinteely Library – A Brief History

Cabinteely Library is a single storey carnegie library designed in 1912 by Rudolph Maximilian Butler who also designed Glencullen, Dundrum and Shankill libraries, in what is now Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. It was built with the help of the Carnegie Trust. In 1928 it had 206 registered borrowers and 350 books in stock! The…

Cabinteely Dolmen

Did you know one of the biggest portal tomb dolmens in Ireland is right here in Cabinteely? The huge structure was erected about 5,500 years. Local historian Liz Pilkington lead a guided tour this morning explaining this fantastic monuments national significance.

Cabinteely History – Foxrock Train Station

Foxrock, south Dublin, was served by the Harcourt St to Bray line, which was opened by the Dublin & Wicklow Railway in 1861 as their mainline to Wexford. Foxrock had quite a large station, which boasted three platforms, the third becoming known as the ‘racecourse’ platform, as it was adjacent to the well known Leopardstown…