Welcome….Failte….to our community archive for Rathdown.

Long before the Pyramids or Newgrange, the first hunter-gatherers commenced foraging at Rathdown, and the archaeological record suggests continuous human occupation ever since. In medieval times Rathdown’s formidable castle, harbour, church and village  were protected by the influential Mac Gilla Mo-Cholmoc clan. More recently, Rathdown expertise played a pivotal role in the Wide Streets Commission, the design of Georgian Dublin, and the layout of the Grand Canal. Today, community volunteers are developing Rathdown Heritage Park with a view to celebrating this amazing history. Unique articles, photographs, documents and oral histories are being pieced together. We invite you to participate by contributing your information, stories and photographs. Find out more about us or get in touch.