() is a suburb situated to the north-west of Dublin
city, in the barony of Castleknock, Ireland
. The River Tolka
passes near the village.
Location and access
The N3 dual carriageway
now by-passes the village. It is located near Blanchardstown
, now also a suburb of Dublin.
Mulhuddart village essentially comprises a main street, which was the old Navan
Road, on which there are a petrol station, a few shops and cafés and a school. Though the village has been by-passed, an under-pass connects the main street to Blakestown
. Mulhuddart includes the suburban localities of Fortlawn, Ladyswell, and Manorfield, together with townlands such as Priesttown. Newer estates to the west of the village such as Swallowbrook and Pheasant's Run are within the townland of Mulhuddart.
Located on the outskirts of the village is the Damastown Industrial Estate
, one of Dublin's largest industrial estates which includes a large IBM
campus employing over 4,000 people. To the north is the village of Tyrrelstown
, with a sizable modern housing development.
The origins and meaning of the name Mulhuddart are unknown. However a number of explanations are offered, the most likely being that the name came from the Irish Mullach Eadartha
meaning "the hill of the milking place". In ancient Ireland, cows were driven out onto upland pastures during the summer months and special places were designated for their milking.
Many townland names surrounding the village owe... Read More