Domhnach Cearna

Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 53°22′33.6″N 6°13′7.68″W / 53.376000°N 6.2188000°W / 53.376000; -6.2188000Coordinates: 53°22′33.6″N 6°13′7.68″W / 53.376000°N 6.2188000°W / 53.376000; -6.2188000
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Dublin
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Donnycarney or Donnycarny (Irish: Domhnach Cearna) is a Northside suburb in the city of Dublin, Ireland. It is mostly residential, around 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Dublin. It is the home of GAA stadium, Parnell Park. Donnycarney is also a parish is in the Fingal South East deanery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.[1] It is served by Our Lady of Consolation Church.


Donnycarney is bordered by Beaumont, Artane, Killester and Marino, and lies in the postal districts of Dublin 9 and 5. It is mostly residential, located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Dublin. Donnycarney is well served by Dublin Bus - 14, 15, 27, 27a, 27b, 42 and 43 which all stop at the well known Donnycarney Church bus stop. Killester and Clontarf Road Dart Stations are also nearby.


Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic church, Donnycarney.

Local amenities include restaurants, the Donnycarney/Beaumont Credit Union, a church, a community youth project in the newly built large community centre (Le Chéile), a 3.25 hectares (8.0 acres) park (Maypark) that has a playground, an all-weather pitch and GAA/Soccer pitches, chip shops, Chinese takeaways, newsagents - Spar on Collins Avenue & Mace in Killester and pubs. There are small strips of shops along Collins Avenue West, Malahide Road and Killester Avenue. Donnycarney West has its own residents association "Donnycarney West Community Association" who won 'Pride of Place' 2012.

Donnycarney West (known as Old Donnycarney) street names are all named after trees Oak, Elm, Hazel, Holly with the exception of Belton Park estate while the other end of Donnycarney (Built in 1940s) locally known as North/New Donnycarney all start with 'Clan', Clancarthy, Clandonagh etc.

Donnycarney is also home to two primary schools (located next to the community centre and the Parish Church) on Collins Avenue, Our Lady of Consolation National School which caters for girls until 6th class and Scoil Chiarain which caters for boys until 6th class. Secondary schools include St. Davids Boys Secondary School in Artane and St. Mary's Holy Faith Killester for girls Which are both located just outside of Donnycarney.


Donnycarney is part of the Dáil Éireann constituency of Dublin North–Central, whose three elected representatives are Richard Bruton of Fine Gael, elected in February 1982; Independent Finian McGrath, elected in 2002 and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin of Labour, elected in 2011. A high-profile former TD for the area for 35 years was the former Taoiseach, the late Charles Haughey, whose son Seán also held a seat from 1992 to 2011.


It is most notable as the home of Parnell Park, a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium where the Dublin inter-county teams play many of their matches, including lower-profile matches which do not warrant the use of Croke Park, the national stadium.

Donnycarney is also home to well known GAA clubs Craobh Chiaráin located in Donnycarney and St Vincents, who have their base where the area borders Marino.

Donnycarney Has 2 soccer clubs - Donnycarney United FC - a local kids football club and Donnycarney FC - whose teams play in the AUL League.

Notable residents


  1. Official website - the parish of Our Lady Of Consolation

External links

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