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St. Maelruain's Church of Ireland

St. Maelruain's Church of Ireland


Losset in St. Maelruain's Churchyard

Ancient tower

Ancient tower at St. Maelruain's Church of Ireland

Tower Stairs

An external stairs gives access to the first floor of the tower at St. Maelruain's

St. Maelruain's Cross

St. Maelruain's Cross in St. Maelruain's Churchyard. Also known as Moll Rooney's Loaf and Griddle.

Oisin Kelly’s grave

Oisin Kelly's grave in St. Maelruain's, Tallaght.

Evie Hone's headstone

Evie Hone's headstone in St. Maelruain's graveyard, Tallaght.

Elizabeth Rivers’ grave

Elizabeth Rivers’ grave in St. Maelruain’s Tallaght

Aerial photo of St. Maelruain’s Church, Tallaght.

Aerial photo of Maelruain’s Church, Tallaght. The remains of the fosse, the ancient curved bank that enclosed St. Maelruain’s Monastery, can be seen at the top of the photo near the L-shaped white building.

Tallaght Castle in 1770

Beranger's Drawing of Tallaght Castle in 1770. This building is now incorporated into St. Mary's Priory.

Archbishop's Palace

View of the Archbishop's Palace at Tallaght engraved for William Monck Mason's proposed history of Christ Church Cathedral.

Tallaght House

Tallaght House became St. Joseph's, the first Priory and is now incorporated into the Retreat House at St. Mary's Priory. Courtesy of Tallaght Historical Society.

St. Mary's Priory

St. Mary's Priory from the air. The new Retreat House which was built around Tallaght House is towards the top right. Courtesy of Brian MacCormaic.

Tallaght Castle

Tallaght Castle, incorporated into the Priory buildings.

Friar's Walk

Friar's Walk in the Priory grounds.

St. Maelruain's Tree

St. Maelruain's Tree, in the grounds of St. Mary's Priory.

Former R.I.C. Barracks

The former R.I.C. Barracks at Tallaght

Fenian Insurrection

The Fenian Insurrection: Conflict with the police under Sub-Inspector Burke at Tallaght near Dublin.  From The Illustrated London News.

Dublin to Blessington Steam Tram

The Dublin to Blessington Steam Tram passing through Tallaght Village

The Square Shopping Centre

Entrance to the Square Shopping Centre, Tallaght

IT Tallaght

IT Tallaght by night

South Dublin County Council's HQ

South Dublin County Council's Headquarters at Tallaght

Belgard Square

Built on the site of an old 19th century farmhouse known as Virginia House.
(Shelbourne pic courtesy of Henry J Lyons and Partners, Architects)

South Dublin County Council HQ complex

County Library/ Leabharlann an Chontae, opened in December 1994.

The Civic Theatre/ Amharclann Civic which was opened in March 1999.

RUA RED Opened 2009.


Tuansgate, another landmark building is named for a mythological character Tuan Mac Cairill associated with the legend of Parthalon.

19th Century Cottages

The one nearest the gate is the church sexton’s house and the other is the old Girls’ School.

Archbishop's Watercourse

Watercourse which formerly flowed into the grounds of the Archbishop’s Palace.

Archbishop's Bathhouse

Built by Archbishop Fowler in 1778 on the line of the artificial watercourse mentioned previously.

Dominican Church

In the centre of the lawn to the left is a statue of St. Dominic with a dog at his feet.

The Dominican Library

Built in 1957

St. Basil’s Training Centre

St Mary’s National School, opened 1930, now St. Basil’s Training Centre. Next door was the site of the original Tallaght Library which was set up in 1971.

Former RIC Barracks

Stood on the site now occupied by the Ulster Bank and Tom Maher Auctioneers Ltd

Katharine Tynan Memorial Park

At its centre is a sculpture by Antoinette Fleming named “The Dancers”. It was installed in 1988 as part of a Village Improvement Scheme.

Late 19th Century Cottages.

Victors Sculpture

Carved from limestone by the sculptor Dick Joynt and is called the Victors. The old cross of Tallaght, which disappeared in the 18th century, stood near this site.


The Luas terminus is located on the line of the Old Blessington Road, along which ran the Dublin to Blessington Steam Tramway.


The Luas terminus is located on the line of the Old Blessington Road, along which ran the Dublin to Blessington Steam Tramway.