Clondalkin ( Irish: Cluain Dolcáin; German: " Dolcáns meadow " ) is a large suburb in the west of Ireland's capital city Dublin and the eighth largest city in the Republic of Ireland.

The place

The dominant feature of the ( a tributary of the Liffey ) lying place on the River Camac in the historic County Dublin is the 25 m -high tower, whose construction is dated to the late 8th century. Despite his age, he is considered one of the best preserved in Ireland. The base and the outside stairs are probably original. In the cemetery of the ablated church are two granite crosses, one of which is a ring cross. In Kilmahuddrick in Clondalkin also a ring barrow is obtained.

Today it is located administratively in County South Dublin Clondalkin a typical satellite town of Dublin, with a population of 45 165 people at the 2011 census. It is located about 10 km west of Dublin city center and is bordered to the south by Tallaght and on the north by Blanchardstown. Lucan, the ninth largest city in the Republic, is located about 3 km northwest of Clondalkin near the border with County Kildare. While south of Clondalkin runs the N7 main road, the route of the M50 motorway runs right through the village.

Classroom Clondalkin is one of Dublin Mid West.


  • Dermot Ryan (1924-1985), Archbishop of Dublin
  • Kenneth Egan ( b. 1982 ), boxer who grew up in Clondalkin.
  • Aidan Turner ( b. 1983 ), actor (known for " The Hobbit " )