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Mount Merrion – its history

What (or indeed where ) is Mount Merrion?

To those of us who live there it is home – the place where we have grown up or where we have brought up our children. To others it may be a slightly puzzling place, an ill-defined residential area confused with, but separate from the Merrion of the Merrion Road and the Merrion of Dublin Bay. Mount Merrion is a region of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County, a county which rejoices in the motto of “O cuan go sliabh” (“From the harbour to the mountain)”. Mount Merrion rises from the coast – hence its name. But being neither on the coast or in the hills it somehow doesn’t feature large in the accounts of the area. Until now, it has been largely overlooked. As a locality, Mount Merrion doesn’t have a clearly defined village centre which many would consider essential to give it a focus. Moreover, it has an image of being that worst kind of residential development, a dormitory suburb. Yes – Mount Merrion was established as a dormitory suburban residential development to provide for the growing population of Dublin in the middle third of the twentieth century. But in a unique way it helped to define the suburban growth of Dublin just as had the establishment of what are now the inner suburbs of the city, established in the previous century.……..

The paragraph above is clipped from the website of the Mount Merrion Historical Society. If you would like to know more about Mount Merrion and its history from 1711 to current day then follow the link to read the full article and to read about the Fitzwilliams, Titania’s Palace, Housing Development including Kenny built houses, and much more.  read on >>>

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2019 Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Schemes

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have launched two schemes to help fund built heritage projects. The schemes will support the owners and custodians of protected structures. Applications open until 31 January 2019. The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (€1,500-€15,000) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000. The Historic Structures Fund (€20,000-€50,000) assists with works to safeguard certain historic structures into the future.

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