Ballyroan, County Dublin

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Baile Uí Ruáin
Ballyroan is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
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Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Dublin
 • Dáil Éireann Dublin South–West
 • EU Parliament Dublin
 • Suburb N/A km2 (Formatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
Elevation[1] 61 m (200 ft)
Population (N/A)N/A
 • Suburb N/A
 • Urban N/A
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballyroan (Irish: Baile Uí Ruáin, meaning "O'Rowan's town")[2] is a suburb in Rathfarnham, County Dublin in Ireland. It lies at the foot of the Dublin mountains, alongside Ballyboden, Butterfield, Knocklyon, Old Orchard, and Scholarstown. The townland of Ballyroan crosses civil parish and barony boundaries with roughly 114 acres of the historical townland in the civil parish of Tallaght in the barony of Uppercross, and nearly 10 acres in the civil parish of Rathfarnham in the barony of Rathdown.[3] The modern suburb of Ballyroan has extended somewhat beyond the traditional townland boundaries.[4]

The centre of Ballyroan contains the Rosemount shopping centre, the parish church which opened in December 1967 and which possesses two murals inside by the artist, Seán Keating,[5] and the Ballyroan public library which opened in 1986.[6] The library closed in September 2011 and was demolished. A new library twice the size of the original was built at the same site and opened on 18 February 2013.[7][8]

There are two secondary schools, Sancta Maria College and Coláiste Éanna, and a local scout troop.[9]

Ballyroan is served by the 15B bus route.[10]

The international golf player Pádraig Harrington and the late Australian Football player Jim Stynes are from the area.

Pictures of Ballyroan

File:Ballyroan library, Dublin.jpg
Public library on Orchardstown Villas
File:Chipper in Ballyroan, Dublin.jpg
Fish and chip shop on Marian Road
File:Orchardstown post office, Ballyroan, Dublin.jpg
Former post office on Marian Road


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  2. Ballyroan Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-02-21.
  3. Mapviewer (Select Historic 6" option to view townlands). Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-02-21.
  4. Ballyroan Townland: Delineation and Decline — Part 1 by Kieran Swords. Dublin Historical Record, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Autumn 1996), pp. 118-129. Retrieved: 2011-02-21.
  5. Ballyroan parish. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.
  6. Ballyroan public library. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.
  7. Find a Library > Ballyroan South Dublin Libraries. Retrieved: 2013-07-04.
  8. Redeveloped library to be handed over to council Irish Times, 2012-11-05.
  9. Ballyroan scout troop. Retrieved: 2010-10-12. Archived June 13, 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  10. Dublin Bus 15B service to Ballyroan. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.