Our Lady of Good Counsel National School, Drimnagh.

Drimnagh (Irish: Droimneach) is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Southside of the county between Walkinstown, Crumlin and Inchicore, bordering the Grand Canal to the north and east. Drimnagh is in postal district Dublin 12.


Video about Drimnagh Castle

Early to Medieval

The site was demolished but the bowl is currently on view in the National Museum. The lands of Drimnagh were taken from the natives by Strongbow who gave them to the Barnwell family. The Barnwells had arrived in Ireland with Strongbow in 1167 and had settled in Berehaven in Munster. The natives of that province promptly attacked their home and killed off the family except a youth called Hugh de Barnwell. The youth was then given the lands of Drimnagh as compensation. The lands and castle were considered safe as they were far enough away from the Dublin mountains which held native strongholds.

Modern history

The first modern suburban housing was built in Drimnagh in the mid-1930s with the roads named after Irish mountains. The suburb consists of one area close to Drimnagh Castle/Lansdowne Valley, consisting of 3-bedroom private housing built by Associated Properties, and a Dublin Corporation area (the larger part) consisting of two bedroom 'Parlour Houses' bordering on the Grand Canal and Crumlin. Both areas meet at the Parish Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, in the centre of Drimnagh, built in 1943.

The Dublin Corporations Housing area was once considered part of an area known as North Crumlin, from its construction in the mid-1930s, up until the introduction of the postal code system during the mid-1970s.


In local government elections Drimnagh is part of the Ballyfermot-Drimnagh Ward. Since the last local elections in 2014, the local elected representatives on Dublin City Council are:

Notable people

Places of interest



See also

List of towns and villages in Ireland


    External links

    Preceding station Luas Following station
    Goldenbridge   Red Line   Blackhorse

    Coordinates: 53°19′35″N 6°19′08″W / 53.32641°N 6.31884°W / 53.32641; -6.31884

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