Templeogue is a southwestern residential, suburb of Dublin in Ireland. It lies between the River Poddle and River Dodder, is about halfway from Dublin's centre to the mountains to the south. Adjacent suburbs are Terenure, Ballyboden, Knocklyon, Tallaght, Greenhills and Kimmage; the centre of Templeogue is 6.0 kilometres from both the city centre to the north and the Dublin Mountains to the south, to the coast at Dublin Bay on the Irish Sea. It occupies an area of 534 hectares; the three main routes through Templeogue are the R112 regional road, the R137 regional road, the R817 regional road. Dublin Bus operates the following bus routes through Templeogue: 15, 15A, 15B, 15D, 49, 54A, 65, 65B and 150; the River Dodder forms the southern border with Rathfarnham while the River Poddle forms the northern border with Greenhills and Kimmage. The historical artificial watercourse from the Dodder at Firhouse to the Poddle passed through Templeogue. Prominent views from Templeogue are of Montpelier Hill 5.7 km to the southwest, topped by the ruin of the Hellfire Club at 383m, of Three Rock Mountain, topped by transmitter masts 7.3 km to the southeast.
The original Irish language name Teach Mealóg refers to a chapel named after Saint Mel, built there in about 1273. Templeogue was a small village in the rural, southern part of County Dublin. In Elizabethan times it was owned by the Talbot family, who became prominent as the owners of Mount Talbot. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was owned by the Domviles who controlled access to Dublin's main water supply, the River Poddle, which passed through their estates. In 1801, the Templeogue Road was constructed as a toll road. Urban expansion of Dublin during the 1950s and'60s absorbed the village; the local schools are St. Pius X National School, Our Lady's Secondary School, Templeogue College, St Mac Dara's Community College, Bishop Galvin National School, Bishop Shanahan National School, Ashfield College; the Roman Catholic parish church is St. Pius X. A previous church was situated close to the existing graveyard at Wellington Lane, where the original village of Templeogue was located.
In 1975 St. Jude's church was constructed at Orwell Park to serve the newer housing estates of Orwell, Willington and surrounding areas; the suburb has many open fields, sports clubs — Faughs GAA Club, St. Judes GAA Club, St. Mary's College RFC, Templeogue Swimming Club, Templeogue Tennis Club, Templeogue United Football Club. Although surrounded by pubs in adjacent neighbourhoods, Templeogue has only one pub inside its boundaries, The Templeogue Inn known as The Morgue. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway passed through Templeogue so close to the pub that many deaths occurred. Corpses were sheltered in the pub until taken away and the pub acquired the permanent, morbid nickname; the Templeogue Inn was the most expensive pub in Ireland for a time when it changed hands on 12 October 1983 for IR£660,000, a remarkable sum at the time. Templeogue straddles two Dáil constituencies, with five of its electoral divisions in the Dublin South-West constituency, one electoral division is in Dublin South-Central.
It is administered by South Dublin County Council, its Local Electoral Area for county council elections is Tallaght Central. Templeogue is part of the Dublin 6W postal district. Templeogue's population at the 2011 census was 17,378, a fall of 1.8 percent from the previous 2006 census. In the twenty years from 1991 -- 2011, the population fell by a decrease of 11.5 percent. James Joyce, born 2 km to the northeast in Rathgar, mentions Templeogue in Finnegans Wake, Book III, Episode 3, page 553, line 12; the poet Austin Clarke lived in Bridge House beside Templeogue Bridge which spanned the River Dodder. After his death, there was a proposal to preserve the house and his library of 6,500 books as a memorial; this was not possible owing to long-term plans to widen the road. The old Templeogue Bridge, built in 1800, Bridge House were removed and a new bridge was opened by Councillor Mrs. Bernie Malone, Chairman Dublin City Council on 11 December 1984, renamed Austin Clarke Bridge in his honour. Austin Clarke — Poet, playwright, English lecturer.
Liam Cosgrave — Taoiseach. Mary Beckett — Novelist and short story writer. W. T. Cosgrave — First President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State. Larry Gogan — Disc jockey. Ursula Halligan — Journalist and broadcaster. Charles Lever — Doctor and novelist. John McCann — TD for Dublin South. Michael Mills — Political journalist with the Irish Press and Ombudsman of Ireland. Flora Shaw — Writer who coined the name "Nigeria" for the African country. Sir Frederick Shaw — Recorder of Dublin 1830–76 and Dundalk. Sir Robert Shaw — Tory MP for Dublin City 1830–1831 and 1832. Dr. George Simms — Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin. Mervyn Taylor — Minister for Labour.
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, political pamphleteer and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, he is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, is less well known for his poetry. He published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier – or anonymously, he was a master of two styles of the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. His deadpan, ironic writing style in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian". Jonathan Swift was born on 30 November 1667 in Ireland, he was the second child and only son of Jonathan Swift and his wife Abigail Erick of Frisby on the Wreake. His father was a native of Goodrich, but he accompanied his brothers to Ireland to seek their fortunes in law after their Royalist father's estate was brought to ruin during the English Civil War.
His maternal grandfather, James Ericke, was the vicar of England. In 1634 the vicar was convicted of Puritan practices; some time thereafter and his family, including his young daughter Abilgail, fled to Ireland. Swift's father joined Godwin, in the practice of law in Ireland, he died in Dublin. He died of syphilis. At the age of one, child Jonathan was taken by his wet nurse to her hometown of Whitehaven, England, he said. His nurse returned him still in Ireland, when he was three, his mother returned to England after his birth, leaving him in the care of his Uncle Godwin, a close friend and confidant of Sir John Temple whose son employed Swift as his secretary. Swift's family had several interesting literary connections, his grandmother Elizabeth Swift was the niece of Sir Erasmus Dryden, grandfather of poet John Dryden. The same grandmother's aunt Katherine Dryden was a first cousin of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Walter Raleigh, his great-great grandmother Margaret Swift was the sister of Francis Godwin, author of The Man in the Moone which influenced parts of Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
His uncle Thomas Swift married a daughter of poet and playwright Sir William Davenant, a godson of William Shakespeare. Swift's benefactor and uncle Godwin Swift took primary responsibility for the young man, sending him with one of his cousins to Kilkenny College, he arrived there at the age of six, where he was expected to have learned the basic declensions in Latin. He had so started at a lower form. Swift graduated in 1682, when he was 15, he attended Dublin University in 1682, financed by Godwin's son Willoughby. The four-year course followed a curriculum set in the Middle Ages for the priesthood; the lectures were dominated by Aristotelian philosophy. The basic skill taught the students was debate and they were expected to be able to argue both sides of any argument or topic. Swift was an above-average student but not exceptional, received his B. A. in 1686 "by special grace."Swift was studying for his master's degree when political troubles in Ireland surrounding the Glorious Revolution forced him to leave for England in 1688, where his mother helped him get a position as secretary and personal assistant of Sir William Temple at Moor Park, Farnham.
Temple was an English diplomat who arranged the Triple Alliance of 1668. He had retired from public service to his country estate to write his memoirs. Gaining his employer's confidence, Swift "was trusted with matters of great importance". Within three years of their acquaintance, Temple had introduced his secretary to William III and sent him to London to urge the King to consent to a bill for triennial Parliaments. Swift took up his residence at Moor Park where he met Esther Johnson eight years old, the daughter of an impoverished widow who acted as companion to Temple's sister Lady Giffard. Swift was her tutor and mentor, giving her the nickname "Stella", the two maintained a close but ambiguous relationship for the rest of Esther's life. In 1690, Swift left Temple for Ireland because of his health but returned to Moor Park the following year; the illness consisted of fits of vertigo or giddiness, now known to be Ménière's disease, it continued to plague him throughout his life. During this second stay with Temple, Swift received his M.
A. from Hart Hall, Oxford, in 1692. He left Moor Park despairing of gaining a better position through Temple's patronage, to become an ordained priest in the Established Church of Ireland, he was appointed to the prebend of Kilroot in the Diocese of Connor in 1694, with his parish located at Kilroot, near Carrickfergus in County Antrim. Swift appears to have been miserable in his new position, being isolated in a small, remote community far from the centres of power and influence. While at Kilroot, however, he may well have become romantically involved with Jane Waring, whom he called "Varina", the sister of an old college friend. A letter from him survives, offering to remain if she would marry him and promising to leave and never return to Ireland if she refused, she refused, because Swift left his post and returned to England and Temple's service at Moor Park in 1696, he remained there until Temple's death. There he was employ
The Dubliners were an Irish folk band founded in Dublin in 1962 as The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group after its founding member. The line-up saw many changes over their fifty-year career, but the group's success was centred on lead singers Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew; the band garnered international success with their lively Irish folk songs, traditional street ballads and instrumentals. The band were regulars on the folk scenes in both Dublin and London in the early 1960s, were signed to the Major Minor label in 1965 after backing from Dominic Behan, they went on to receive extensive airplay on Radio Caroline, appeared on Top of the Pops in 1967 with hits "Seven Drunken Nights" and "The Black Velvet Band". Performing political songs considered controversial at the time, they drew criticism from some folk purists and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ had placed an unofficial ban on their music from 1967 to 1971. During this time the band's popularity began to spread across mainland Europe and they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in the United States.
The group's success remained steady right through the 1970s and a number of collaborations with The Pogues in 1987 saw them enter the UK Singles Chart on another two occasions. The Dubliners were instrumental in popularising Irish folk music in Europe, though they did not quite attain the popularity of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem in the United States, they influenced many generations of Irish bands, their legacy can to this day be heard in the music of artists such as The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. Much adored in their native country, covers of Irish ballads by Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly tend to be regarded as definitive versions. One of the most influential Irish acts of the 20th century, they celebrated 50 years together in 2012, making them Ireland's longest surviving musical act. In 2012, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards bestowed them with a Lifetime Achievement Award; the Dubliners announced their retirement in the autumn of 2012, after 50 years of playing, following the death of the last of the founding members, Barney McKenna.
However, the surviving members of the group, with the exception of John Sheahan, continued touring under the name of "The Dublin Legends". As of 2019, Seán Cannon is the only former member still in this group, following Eamonn Campbell's death in October 2017; the Dubliners known as "The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group", formed in 1962 and made a name for themselves playing in O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin. The change of name came about because of Ronnie Drew's unhappiness with it, together with the fact that Luke Kelly was reading Dubliners by James Joyce at the time. Founding members were Drew, Ciarán Bourke and Barney McKenna. Drew, McKenna and Thomas Whelan had teamed up for a fundraising concert and went on to work in a revue with the Irish comedian John Molloy at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, they used to sing songs between acts. Before joining the Dubliners full-time, Kelly had spent some time playing at English folk clubs such as the Jug o'Punch in Birmingham, run by the folk singer Ian Campbell.
The group played at the Edinburgh Festival in 1963 and that led to them being featured on a BBC programme called Hootenanny. The extra exposure helped them to win a contract with Transatlantic Records, with whom they recorded their first album, called The Dubliners, they recorded their first single featuring Rocky Road to Dublin and The Wild Rover. Drew spent some time in Spain in his younger years where he learned to play Flamenco guitar, he accompanied his songs on a Spanish guitar. Drew left the band in 1974 to spend more time with his family, was replaced by Jim McCann, he returned to The Dubliners five years but left the group again in 1995. Ronnie Drew died at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Dublin on 16 August 2008 after a long illness. Paddy Reilly took Drew's place in 1995; some of Drew's most significant contributions to the band are the hit single "Seven Drunken Nights", his rendition of "Finnegan's Wake", "McAlpine's Fusiliers". Luke Kelly was more of a balladeer than Drew, he played chords on the five-string banjo.
Kelly sang many defining versions of traditional songs like "The Black Velvet Band", "Whiskey in the Jar", "Home Boys Home". In 1980, Luke Kelly was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Kelly was too ill to sing though he was sometimes able to join the band for a few songs. While on tour in Germany he collapsed on stage; when Kelly was too ill to play, he was replaced by Seán Cannon. He continued to tour with the band until two months before his death. Kelly died on 30 January 1984. One of the last concerts in which he took part was recorded and released: Live in Carré, recorded in Amsterdam, released in 1983. In November 2004, the Dublin city council voted unanimously to erect a bronze statue of Luke Kelly. Kelly is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Ciarán Bourke was a singer, but he played the guitar, tin whistle and harmonica, he sang many songs in Irish. In 1974 he collapsed on stage after suffering a brain haemorrhage. A second haemorrhage left. Bourke died in 1988; the band did not replace him until his death.
John Sheahan and Bobby Lynch joined the band in 1964. They had been playing during the interval at concerts, stayed on for the second half of the show; when Luke Kelly moved to England in 1964, Lynch was taken on as his temporary replacement. When Kelly returned in 1965, Lynch le
Kimmage, is a small residential suburb located on the south side of Dublin, Ireland. It is in the jurisdiction of Dublin City Council. Kimmage is in the middle reaches of southern Dublin, outside the ring of canals, but before the ring motorway or the Dublin mountains, it is surrounded by Crumlin, Harold's Cross, Rathfarnham and Terenure. Kimmage is divided between postal districts Dublin 12 and Dublin 6W; the name Kimmage comes from the Irish camaigh uisce. In this case it is the water of the River Poddle, a Liffey tributary, which provided the major water supply to medieval Dublin. Rising at Tymon west of central Tallaght, it flows through Templeogue before reaching Kimmage north to the city after dividing at Mount Argus. One stream flows through via Crumlin and Dolphins Barn to join the River Liffey after Mullinahack, a millrace near Usher's Island; the other stream flows via The Coombe underground around Dublin Castle and into the Liffey further east near Merchants Quay. The major Kimmage landmark is Kimmage Cross Roads.
The crossroads are considered to denote the southern boundary with Terenure, intersecting Terenure Road West, Kimmage Road West, Fortfield Road and the Lower Kimmage Road. The KCR is the location of a petrol station and a convenience shop built in the 1960s; the KCR Pub is located close to the KCR. The Stone Boat, named for the feature which separated the Poddle from the City Watercourse, has a lounge and bar and a room for rental; the Four Provinces on Ravensdale Park was opened in 2019 by the local microbrewery Four Provinces Brew. Co. located to the rear of the pub on Ravensdale Lane. The main shopping area is Kimmage village on the Lower Kimmage Road, it includes convenience stores, beauty salons, takeaways, a garage. The SuperValu shopping centre on Sundrive Road includes 12 shops. Close by is Kimmage Manor the location of The Holy Ghost Fathers College which prepared priests for the religious life, now the Kimmage Development Studies Centre. Kimmage Manor Church parish church is on its grounds.
There was a local cinema in Kimmage:'The Apollo'. Called'The Sundrive Cinema' it was refurbished and renamed in the late 1950s, it has been replaced with office blocks and apartments. The Stone Boat pub is another of the area's bars, it is named for the boat-shaped century engineering improvement to the diversion fork of the River Poddle. The pub owned by Peter Summers, was called The Turk's Head, his shop next door, Pennies From Heaven, had an array of gaming machines one-armed bandits, that took one pre-decimal penny per play – winners therefore received the "pennies from heaven"; the divided Poddle fed the millrace at the end of the pond in the grounds of the nearby monastery of Mount Argus. In the 1950s and 1960s this two-storey building housed St Gabriel's Boys Club, well supported by the local community when they staged Gilbert and Sullivan operettas; the residential area between Ferns Road and Kildare Road was architecturally designed in the shape of a Celtic Cross, with a mirror image each side of Armagh Road.
Locally this road was considered as dividing Kimmage. The majority of these roads were named after mediaeval monasteries such as Clonmacnoise, Clonard and Monasterboice. In the late 1940s and early 1950s the park facing the end of Stannaway Road was known locally as the'Tip'. In the austere years after World War II it was usual to see people digging for cinders to use as fuel in their homes; such was the level of unemployment, strict rationing and dire poverty at that time that coal and turf were beyond the means of some residents and cinders the only available fuel. The Tip had a water-filled quarry. In one tragic incident, three children drowned; the quarry was dragged for several days to no avail. The Cafolla-owned chipper is still operating under different ownership and is situated next to the shop at the corner of Blarney Park; the third shop to the left of the cinema was named MA Henry, known by the locals as "Ma Henry". It was run by two ladies of the old school who were strict about selling cigarettes, in the 1950s when cigarettes were in short supply it was as if a miracle had occurred if MA Henry sold you a packet of fags.
But in order to get the cigarettes, one had to buy a packet of razor blades. The pastor in St Agnes Church was a brother of MA Henry. Next to MA Henry' was a small cycle repair shop, now a barber's shop; the shop adjoining the cinema was a dry cleaners, IMCO. The soda fountain had a jukebox. Older folk referred to it as a Nickelodeon, which came from the lyrics of a hit song Music! Music! Music! by the American singer Teresa Brewer. Stannaway Road ran from Sundrive Road, up to and just beyond Cashel Road, where the scheme ended with a wall across the roadway, demolished in the 1940s/1950s when an extension to the original scheme commenced. Blarney Park had a similar wall separating the Dublin Corporation houses from a private scheme. In the 1950s residents in the Corporation houses broke a hole through; the hole was made larger and the Corporation deemed the wall unsafe and demolished it. Access through the private section became the norm; the Corporation devised a privatisation policy in the 1970s and sold council homes to the existing tenants.
Captain's Road (then
The Dublin quays refers to the two roadways and quays that run along the north and south banks of the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. The stretches of the two continuous streets have several different names. However, all but three of the names share the same "Quay" designation; the quays have played an important part in Dublin's history. Much of the southern roadway and about half of the northern roadway is part of the R148 road while the other half of the northern roadway is part of the R801 road. Both roadways run 4.3 km from Sean Heuston Bridge in the west. The eastern end of the north roadway is at East-Link Bridge while the south roadway turns southward at the Grand Canal. Seventeen bridges cross the river along the line of The Quays; the name designations of the north roadway are: Wolfe Tone Quay, Sarsfield Quay, Ellis Quay, Arran Quay, Inns Quay, Upper Ormond Quay, Lower Ormond Quay, Bachelors Walk, Eden Quay, Custom House Quay and North Wall Quay. The name designations of the south roadway are: Victoria Quay, Usher's Island, Usher's Quay, Merchant's Quay, Wood Quay, Essex Quay, Wellington Quay, Crampton Quay, Aston Quay, Burgh Quay, George's Quay, City Quay, Sir John Rogerson's Quay and Britain Quay.
A majority of the roadways in the city centre are one-way with the north roadway being eastward and the south being westward. Vikings were among the first settlers in Dublin and many Viking artifacts were found at what is now Wood Quay; the quays were first developed during the time of King John in the early 13th century when the monarch licensed citizens to erect buildings on the River Liffey. They became the center of the Irish shipping trade until the 1800s when the river in this section was considered too shallow for the more modern heavy ships; the Custom House, one of Dublin's major landmarks on Custom House Quay, was completed in 1791. The quay takes its namesake from the building; the Four Courts on Inns Quay was completed in 1802 and is home to the Supreme Court of Ireland and the High Court. Both were designed by noted architect James Gandon. Burgh Quay is named after wife of Anthony Foster whose son was Rt.. Hon. John Foster, last speaker of the Irish House of Commons. Burgh Quay was once the site of the Tivoli Theatre.
The Corn Exchange Building, designed by George Halpin in 1815, was approved by the Wide Streets Commission in 1816 and work commenced on this building soon afterward. Its granite facade still remains on Burgh Quay. Shipping came as far upstream as Burgh Quay until 1879. A number of the buildings on Burgh Quay still retain remnants of the shopfronts designed for the Wide Streets commissioners; the 20th century saw much development to the quays. One controversial development was at Wood Quay by the Dublin Corporation in the late 1970s, when there were many archeological Viking finds; this led to a public and unsuccessful campaign to halt the development. In 2006, local politicians proposed renaming some of the quays. MEP Gay Mitchell proposed renaming George's Quay or Victoria Quay to Joyce Quay or Behan Quay, for the Irish writers James Joyce and Brendan Behan. A number of artists have found inspiration from the quays. In 1898, author Frances A. Gerard described the Dublin quays as follows: "Much of the picturesque appearance of Dublin is due to the Quays which intersect the City and the Bridges which span the Liffey.
Irish novelist James Joyce had many of his story lines take place at the Dublin quays, including Eveline and An Encounter. Joyce biographer Michael H. Begnal wrote, "Joyce associated the Liffey Quays with the desire for escape."Artist Jack Butler Yeats painted Dublin Quays in 1916. The 1987 film The Dead, adapted from Joyce's story, was filmed by John Huston at Usher's Island. In Joyce's story The Dead, the sisters Kate and Julia Morkan host their annual dance at their "dark gaunt house on Usher's Island."'Ushers Island' was the name of a competitor in the 1994 Grand National at Aintree, falling at the third fence. In 2015, folk musician Andy Irvine launched a band called'Usher's Island', with members Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle. Bachelors Walk was a comedy-drama aired on RTÉ during March 2001, following the lives of three bachelors who lived on the titular quay. Clarence Hotel The Custom House Four Courts Liberty Hall 3Arena the Point Depot and the O2 Church of the Immaculate Conception Dublin City Council Civic Offices Convention Centre Dublin Central Bank of Ireland
Greenhills is a suburb of Dublin in Ireland. It lies between Kimmage, Templeogue and Walkinstown, includes the residential developments of Greenhills Estate, Limekiln Estate and Temple Manor. Greenhills is in the Dublin 12 postal area; the area was farmland until expansion in the 1950s and 1960s led to the building of new housing estates. However, situated just below the esker upon which the Greenhills Road now runs, may have housed settlements as long ago as 1800 BC. An urn dating from that time, found in the late 1890s in the former quarry between the Greenhills Road and St. Columba's Road, is on display in the National Museum of Ireland; the name comes from the sand-based hills that were prevalent in the area. Most of these were excavated for building work. Tymon Park is situated in the old townland of Greenhills and is located to the south of the Limekiln estate, it is the second-largest park in Dublin, after the Phoenix Park, the largest in the area administered by South Dublin County Council.
The River Poddle and connected artificial ponds form key features within the park. The M50 motorway splits the Greenhills side of the park from the Tymon North estate. A smaller park, Greenhills Park, colloquially known as "Comp Field," is administered by the County Council and is used for association football; the Church of the Holy Spirit is the local Catholic church. It has a verdigris copper roof; the church stands beside a community centre, completed in the 1990s, the clubhouse of the local football club, Greenhills AFC Greenhills Boy's AFC. Local primary schools include Holy Spirit Junior and Senior Schools which were formed in September 2015 following the amalgamation of St. Paul's Junior and Senior Girl's National Schools, St. Peter's Boy's National School. Riverview Educate Together National School opened on Limekiln Road in September 2016. Secondary schools include St. Paul's Secondary and Greenhills College VEC. Greenhills College provides Post Leaving Certificate and adult education courses.
The local Scout Group is the 65th Greenhills. "The Traders" is the only public house in Greenhills. The Walkinstown Roundabout, or Walkinstown Cross, is a junction which serves seven local roads - the Greenhills Road into Tallaght, Ballymount Road towards Ballymount and the M50, Walkinstown Avenue towards Ballyfermot, Walkinstown Road towards Drimnagh, Cromwellsfort Road towards Kimmage and Crumlin, Bunting Road towards Crumlin and St. Peter's Road towards Greenhills and Templeogue; the area is served by Dublin Bus routes 9, 15A, 27, 77A, 77X, Nitelink 77N. The former Irish international football manager, Brian Kerr, lives in Greenhills, having been brought up close-by in Drimnagh. Michael Carruth, a gold-medal winner in the welterweight boxing division at the 1992 Summer Olympics, was from St. Peter's Road in the area. Football is one of the main sports in the area, through clubs such as Greenhills FC and Manortown United, while Gaelic football is played, with clubs such as Crumlin GAA, Robert Emmets GAC, St. Jude's, Faughs and St. James Gaels.
Community Games athletics and rounders are played - the latter represented by Limekiln Rounders Club which has won a number of competitions, including all-Ireland medals. Greenhills is in the north-west of the South Dublin County Council area, in local government elections is part of the Templeogue-Terenure local electoral area; as of 2014, the local representatives on the County Council were Enda Fanning, Paul Foley, Ronan McMahon, Pamala Kearns, Brian Lawlor and Dermot Looney. Greenhills is part of the Dublin South-West Dáil constituency; the Teachtaí Dála for the area are Paul Murphy, Sean Crowe, Colm Brophy, John Lahart and Katherine Zappone