|Suburb of Dublin|
Location in Ireland
|Coordinates: 53°14′N 6°8′E / 53.233°N 6.133°ECoordinates: 53°14′N 6°8′E / 53.233°N 6.133°E|
|• Dáil Éireann||Dún Laoghaire|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||O244235|
Cornelscourt (Irish: Cúirt an Choirnéil) is a small suburban area of South Dublin, situated between Cabinteely and Foxrock. It has a mostly commercial rather than residential character and is best known for being the site of Ireland's first Big-box store, Dunnes Stores.
Cornelscourt consists of the houses and shops on either side of a section of the bypassed Old Bray Road between the junction with the N11 to the East. Along this strip are: a petrol station, a pub called 'The Magic Carpet' (which contained one of Ireland's first non-smoking lounges in a pub - the "Samuel Beckett" lounge, named after a former customer), a drama studio called 'Arclight', an Indian Restaurant, several take-away food outlets, a convenience store and the above-mentioned Dunnes Stores. The surrounding residential housing is laid out in suburban housing estates.
The first (and one of only two, the other being in Baggot Street) experimental drive-through bank in Ireland opened in Cornelscourt in 1990 and closed 12 years later.
Local Area Plan
The area has been designated a 'District Centre' by Dún Laoghaire County Council. A local area plan for the area is currently being implemented with the aim of making aesthetic and functional improvements through redesign of road layout, street furniture etc.
List of towns and villages in Ireland
- ↑ Cornelscourt bank down 70% to €4.75m
- ↑ Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2004 - 2010 Archived March 9, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
- ↑ Progress report on the Dun Laoghaire Development Plan