South Dublin ( Irish: Áth Cliath Thea ) is a county in the Republic of Ireland. It is not one of the 26 historic counties of the country but established on 1 January 1994 when the County Dublin was divided administratively. The county seat is Tallaght.
The original name of the county was Belgard. This was the name of a medieval frontier fortress on the edge of the Pale in what is now County. To avoid confusion with the newly created district Tallaghter Belgard, the official name was changed to " South Dublin " in 1994.
The area of South Dublin is located southwest of the city of Dublin. It stretches from the River Liffey at Lucan in the north to the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains to the south. There it borders the counties Wicklow and Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown.
The distribution of seats in the County Council after the local elections of June 5, 2009:
Many cities in South Dublin are expanded on average over the last 15 years. Most of the villages are mainly used as a bedroom community for Dublin commuters. The main cities are: