The suburb of Marino was developed in 1924 when Dublin Corporation decided to build a revolutionary type of housing in the area of Fairview. This represented a radical departure for the Corporation of that time, and created a unique development of housing and roads in a previously rural environment.
The estate lands of Lord Charlemont formed part of the first phase of development, and eventually both the Charlemont and Croydon estates formed the Parish of Marino as we know it today.
All that now remains of the former rural landscape is the exquisite Casino, an 18th century architectural gem, set to the rear of Marino Church. I will photograph the Casino next week, all going well.
The Church Of St.Vincent De Paul, Marino was completed in 1928 on the old Charlemont estate, on the initiative of the Very Rev.John Flanagan P.P, of Fairview parish to which the new suburb belonged. The foundation stone of the Church of St. Vincent de Paul was laid on 2nd May, 1926, and it was consecrated on the 7th. October by Dr.Edward Byrne, Archbishop of Dublin.