Welcome to KINSEALY

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Welcome To Kinsaley.

You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Kinsaley.

Kinsealy is an outer suburb of Dublin in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland. Kinsaley is also the name of the surrounding electoral division and civil parish.

Kinsealy is on the Northside of the city, about 7 km from the centre city, on the Malahide Road, in the former green belt between the suburbs of Balgriffin, Portmarnock and Malahide.

In the 2011 census, the Central Statistics Office notes two separate urban centres:

  • Kinsealy–Drinan, in the electoral division of Kinsaley, with a population of 5,814
  • Kinsaley, in the electoral divisions of Kinsaley and Balgriffin, with a population of 214

The entire electoral division of Kinsaley also includes parts of the non-municipal towns of Portmarnock, Malahide, and Swords, and had a 2011 population of 8,475 people, up from 5,526 in 2006.

Samuel Lewis' 1837 Topographical Dictionary describes the parish of Kinsealy as "well cultivated", with a limestone quarry and a holy well.

Controversial politician Charles Haughey lived at Abbeville, a Georgian "big house", for many years, including his time as Taoiseach. Haughey's lavish lifestyle earned him the nickname, "the Squire of Kinsealy".

In recent years, development has begun, with a housing estate called Drynam Hall, and major developments to come.

Website https://www.facebook.com/Feltrim-Kinsealy-History-308700042639104/
Parish(es) Kinsaley (Dublin)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture