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Whitechurch

Teampaill Ghil
Town
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County South Dublin
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Whitechurch (Irish: Teampaill Ghil), on the south side of Dublin, situated south of Ballyboden in Rathfarnham at the foot of the Dublin mountains, derives its name from a small white church in Kilmashogue, built near an ancient cairn (which is a protected monument). Little remains of the church. The Church of Ireland parish of Whitechurch includes most of Rathfarnham including Tibradden, Larch Hill and Kilmashogue. There is a Moravian cemetery in the area which was the burial ground for the Moravian community, a Protestant sect from what is now the Czech republic who arrived in Ireland in the 18th century. This community had a church in Kevin St but have now died out. The Catholic order Augustinian Fathers have been in the area for many years.

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Whitechurch (Church of Ireland) Parish Church (1827)

Sites Of Note

  • Grange Golf Club
  • Druids Chair
  • Old Whitechurch Moravian cemetery
  • Ancient Cairn
  • Sarah Curran Walk
  • The Furry Bog Inn
  • Whitechurch Boxing Club
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