Rathfarnham - New Communities
While Rathfarnham has been a desirable place to live for at least 200 years, there has been remarkable population growth in the area within the past 50 years.
The growth of population in the Rathfarnham area has resulted in the growth of new communities. Evidence of this can be seen in the development and growth of schools, churches, community facilities, etc. For example, this growth is mirrored in the Catholic parish system.
Rathfarnham constituted pre reformation
Churchtown constituted 1965 from Rathfarnham
Ballyroan constituted 1968 from Rathfarnham
Ballyboden constituted 1973 from Rathfarnham, Ballyroan and Bohernabreena
Templeogue constituted from Terenure, February 1974
Knocklyon constituted 1974
Firhouse constituted 1975 from Bohernabreena/Firhouse
Willington constituted December 1975 from Templeogue parish