Ballyroan, Dublin

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Baile Uí Ruáin
Ballyroan is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°17′21″N 6°18′07″W / 53.289107°N 6.301843°W / 53.289107; -6.301843Coordinates: 53°17′21″N 6°18′07″W / 53.289107°N 6.301843°W / 53.289107; -6.301843
CountyCounty Dublin
 • Dáil ÉireannDublin South-West
 • EU ParliamentDublin
Elevation61 m (200 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

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 at a cost of €2.6 million and opened on 18 February 2013.[7][8]

There are two secondary schools, Sancta Maria College and Coláiste Éanna, and a local Scout Group.[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[edit]

Ballyroan library
Public library on Orchardstown Villas
Chipper in Ballyroan
Fish and chip shop on Marian Road
Orchardstown post office, Ballyroan
Former post office on Marian Road


  1. ^ "Elevation data from". Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  2. ^ Ballyroan Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-02-21.
  3. ^ Mapviewer Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine (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 Group. Retrieved: 2010-10-12. Archived June 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Dublin Bus 15B service to Ballyroan. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.