Cycling or walking is without doubt the greenest way to reach the Campus and has major health benefits! UCD has a number of dedicated pedestrian and cyclist entrances, which motorists cannot enter.
I used this entrance twice and on the second visit I actually entered the campus via the Rosemount entrance and left via the Roebuck gate in order to catch the 17 bus to Dundrum.
I used my Apply iPhone XR for the second visit and it had been updated to iOS 17 a few hours earlier and it kept crashing and overheating to the extent that it was close to unusable. A later update to 17.0.1 has resolved the more serious issues but I am st1ll having problems with the device
In 2011 the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today officially opened Rosemount Environmental Research Station, a major new research station in the heart of UCD’s Belfield campus. The Minister welcomed the new development at UCD which provides cutting edge facilities for a diverse range of research disciplines including Plant Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Horticulture, Agriculture and Environmental and Evolutionary Biology.
There has been a crèche on the UCD campus for approximately 30 years. Over this time the crèche has seen many developments, growing from an initial forty-place facility into a nursery that now has provision for over a hundred children. The current purpose-built centre was refurbished in 2006 and the most recent expansion was completed in Jan 2011. Oakmount Creche is situated near the Clonskeagh/Rosemount/Roebuck entrances of the campus. Located beside a beautiful woodland area, this one-storey building has three gardens at its disposal where the children explore, have fun and play games in safety.
Yumi Clonskeagh is a Chinese restaurant located at 38 Gledswood Dr, Clonskeagh Rd, Farranboley, Dublin 14, D14 RH57, Ireland. It has a rating of 4.1 stars on Google Maps.
This church is located on Bird Avenue and I have photographed it a number of times recently as I am in the area about twice every week.
The Church of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal was built in 1965 but it has an interesting history. Back in 1954, a competition was held to design a Catholic Church in Clonskeagh. It had to be large enough to accommodate 1,700 people, and cost no more than £150,000. More than a hundred submissions were received which was a record at the time. All shortlisted proposals were modernist designs but, mysteriously, the building that was eventually selected by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid was not one of them.
Windy Arbour has a number of shops, a supermarket, post office, pharmacy and a bakery. It is also home to several takeaways and restaurants. There is a primary school in Columbanus Estate known as Our Lady's National School, Clonskeagh. The area is served by Windy Arbour Luas stop and by the number 17, 44 and 61 bus routes. With the exception of the 17 which has a frequency of 20 minutes the buses are infrequent so using the tram service is highly recommended.
Going forward I would have some concerns about this site being exposed to vandalism because of the increase in population in the immediate vicinity.
The last time I visited the church was effectively isolated close to the end of a remote tree lined country lane and access to the grounds was blocked by metal barriers. There was evidence that a major construction had stalled or even abandoned. Today, it was very different as you can see from this series of photographs.
Tully Church lies in Laughanstown (variously spelled Lehaunestown, Lehaunstown). It is located in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, 500 m south-southeast of Laughanston Luas stop (Green Line).
The original church structure dates to the 6th–9th centuries AD. One ancient name is Telach-na-nun ecspop (Tullow of the bishops) and it must have been an important venue if bishops met there. There is a legend that seven bishops started out from there to visit St Brigid at Kildare. Elsewhere these bishops are mentioned as the "Seven Bishops of Cabinteely" (Alice Curtayne, Saint Brigid of Ireland)
In 1179 the Church was granted to the Priory of The Holy Spirit.
The chancel, which is wider than the nave, was added in the late 12th or early 13th century by the Normans. The unusually larger chancel was added to the nave during the early 13th century and has a rounded arch and two rounded headed east windows. The nave dates to the 13th century.
The church was in use up to about 1615. It came under the authority of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin who supplied clergy to keep it going. It was reported to be in good condition when inspected in 1615, but according to a report in 1630 had been badly damaged in recent storms. After that it was abandoned and fell into ruin.