Clondalkin - Chronology
C 5,600 BC
Neolithic settlement between Belgard Road and Ballymount.
Celtic tribe Cualann founded kingdom of Cuala.
Monastic settlement with Round Tower built.
St. Cronan/Mochua 1st Abbot.
St. Ferfugaill 1st Bishop died.
Monastery plundered by Norsemen, Dun Amhlaeigh fortress built.
Fortress burnt by Gaithan of Laois.
Brian Boruma attacked fortress on way to Clontarf.
Village accidentally burned.
Monastery attacked by monks from Tallaght.
Lands belonging to monastery transferred to Archbishop of Dublin by Pope Alexander 111.
Forces of Roderic O'Connor and Earl Strongbow skirmished.
Clondalkin established as a Borough and Robert Beg appointed Bailiff on behalf of Archbishop of Dublin.
"Clondalkin among the walled and good towns of this country." Consisted of five streets: Mill St., Steeple St., New St, Mahon St, and Pope Lane.
A troop of horse from Dublin completely destroyed the village during the rebellion.
St. John's medieval Church closed.
Record of a mill at Fairview.
Explosion at Corkagh Gun Powder Mills.
Work commenced on Grand Canal at 11th Lock.
Grand Canal opened to traffic.
William Caldbeck moved to Moyle Park House.
Moyle Park Gun Powder Mill opened.
Explosion at Moyle Park Mills kills two workers.
St. John's Church opened.
Canal boat 'Huband' capsized at 8th Lock, eleven lives lost.
Girls' school opened by Mrs. Caldbeck.
Mount St. Joseph monastery built by Third Order of Carmelite Brothers. 'Poor or Free' school opened.
St. John's school established by Rev. Dr. Reade.
Biaconi moves headquarters to 'Royal Garter stables' Baldonnel.
Boarding college for boys opened at Mount St. Joseph.
Sally Park Paper Mill opened.
Work commenced on Great Southern & Western Railway at Rourkes farm at Adamstown.
John A. Arabin of Corkagh becomes Lord Mayor of Dublin.
G.S. & W. Railway and Clondalkin station opened.
Michael Stanton of Collinstownb becomes Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Passenger traffic ceased on Grand Canal.
Convent built - Presentation Nuns arrive to open girls school.
Houses built at Convent View, Boot Road.
Katharine Tynan born.
Church of the Immaculate Conception completed.
Cardinal Cullen visits Clondalkin.
Orphanage for vagrant boys opened by Presentation Nuns.
Sally Park Paper Mills closed.
Church Tce. Tower Road built as memorial to Rev. Dr. Reade.
Dublin Paper Company re-opens mills.
Round Tower G.A.A. club founded.
Clondalkin branch of National League founded.
Archway to church on New Road erected to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Fr. Moore.
Dublin Paper Company closes mills.
Mills re-open as Leinster Paper Company.
St. Brigid's cottages 'The Ranch' are built.
Carnegie library opens.
Countess Markievicz holds recruiting meeting for Citizens Army in the village.
Baldonnel aerodrome built for RFC.
Narrow gauge railway from G.S. & W. line to Baldonnel.
Clondalkin Motor Omnibus Company formed by T. Healy, Black Lion House.
Paper Mills supply electricity to Churches, Convent and RIC Station.
Baldonnel Aerodrome handed over to the Irish Army.
Civil war incident on Monastery Road.
Paper mill closed.
Clondalkin Omnibus Company taken over and renamed Irish Omnibus Company.
12th April - Junker W33 'Bremen' made first East/West flight across the Atlantic from Baldonnel to Canada. The crew were Baron Gunter Von Honefeld, Capt. Hermann Koehl and Col. James C. Fitzmaurice.
24th October - First international passenger flight landed Baldonnel. KLM Focker aircraft ex Berlin.
Local Gardai request air search after raid on a shop at Cheeverstown, First ` use of aircraft to aid Civil Power.
27th May - First Aer Lingus passenger flight, Baldonnel to Bristol. De Haviland 84 Dragon 'Iolar'.
Clondalkin Paper Mills re-opens.
Mount St. Joseph Monastery closes.
St. Joseph's Pipe Band founded.
16th July' - 'Wrong Way' Corrigan lands at Baldonnel.
Tower cinema opens.
78th Troop CBSI holds first investiture.
Army takes over Mount St. Joseph Monastery.
Little Sisters of the Assumption move into Mount St. Joseph's.
Clondalkin railway station closes.
Scoile Mhuire built.
Part of Parish moved to new Parish of Chapelizod.
Mayfair ballroom opened.
Marist Brothers open Moyle Park Boy's Secondary College.
Cargo traffic ceased on Grand Canal.
27th July - Baldonnel: Departure of 32nd Inf. Bat. To Congo on Lockheed Hercules of 322nd Air Division USAF.
Part of Parish transferred to new Lucan Parish.
St. Joseph's Boy's School moves to Boot Road.
Clondalkin Credit Union founded.
St. John's National School moves into new premises.
Community Council founded.
28th February - Aer Lingus Focker Friendship lands at Baldonnel with remains of Sir Roger Casement.
2nd March - Baldonnel renamed Casement Aerodrome.
Coláiste Cronáin Vocational school opens.
Scoil Áine & Scoil Íde open as first vertical schools.
Coliste Bríd Girl's Secondary College opens.
Dr. Dermot Ryan appointed Archbishop of Dublin.
Muintir Cronáin founded.
Bawnogue Parish formed.
Clonburris Church/School opened.
Neilstown and Rowlagh Parishes formed.
Paper Mill closed.
Coliste Chillian Irish Secondary College opens.
Paper Mill purchased by Government.
Shruleen School opens.
Vocational school moves to Nangor Road.
Death of Dr. Dermot Ryan.
Deansrath Parish formed.
Coliste Chillian vocational school moves to Nangor Road as a Community College and moves to Deansrath.
Corkagh Regional Park opens.
Clondalkin Youth Band founded.
Paper Mill finally closed.
Shruleen Church opens.
Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall built.
Monksfield Church opens.
Western Parkway opens.
Clondalkin Railway Station re-opens.
Mill Shopping Centre opens.
Sally Park Mill destroyed.
St. Brigid's Well is refurbished. By South Dublin County Council
(This Chronology is carried here courtesy of Joe Williams, Local Historian)