Monday, March 21, 2011

Booterstown - Dublin

Booterstown - Dublin, originally uploaded by infomatique.

Booterstown is a coastal townland and civil parish, situated in the DĂșn Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area of the former County Dublin, about 7 km (4 mi) south of the city of Dublin in Ireland.

Booterstown is served by the DART, with a railway station between the stops of Blackrock and Sydney Parade. Booterstown railway station opened in January 1835.

The area is home to Booterstown marsh, a well-known bird sanctuary which has been leased for many years by An Taisce, who have worked to protect it.

The Catholic parish of Booterstown, survived through the Penal times due to the protection of the Fitzwilliams, who stayed Catholic through the 1600s.

Booterstown was the original Catholic parish of, among others, the following:
Donnybrook (where the Fitzwilliam graves were, an old church was there, but lost to Catholicism by 1615)
Merrion Rd
Rathfarnham (another old church there which was also lost to Catholicism in the Reformation)
Mount Merrion

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