Today I decided the give the new H1 bus route a try and I went as far a Grange Abbey.

The National Transport Authority in conjunction with Dublin Bus have launched the first phase of the new BusConnects network for Dublin. This phase includes routes connecting Dublin’s north east to the city centre covering the areas of Howth, Baldoyle, Donaghmede, Raheny, Malahide, Portmarnock and Howth.

BusConnects Dublin plans to deliver an enhanced bus system that is better for the city, its people and the environment. The programme includes a suite of transformative changes to the bus system, intended to make it more efficient, faster, reliable and easier to use. Recent announcements relate to the bus network aspects of the programme and not the infrastructure proposals.

The overall objective of the improved network will be a significant increase in capacity and frequency for customers, as well as more evening and weekend services for all spines. This is the first phase in the implementation of the new BusConnects network and follows on from three rounds of public consultation which concluded in 2020.

The H spine branches are the primary driver of the new network delivering fast and frequent services to the city centre. Services on H1 (from Baldoyle), H2 (from Malahide) and H3 (from Howth) will provide greater levels of service to these residents and the surrounding communities.

The routes commence service from Sunday the 27th of June taking over from the current buses in operation namely the 29a, 32, 31, 31a and 31b. As part of these arrangements the terminus for route 130 will move from Lower Abbey Street to Talbot Street.

The remaining phases of the network will be rolled out over an incremental basis in the coming years with the south east C spine (along the Lucan Road corridor) due to be launched in autumn 2021.

Grange Abbey is a ruined chapel on the former Grange of Baldoyle lands, in the townland of Baldoyle, now in Donaghmede, at the northern edge of Dublin.
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In the Centre of Raheny village stands a tall Celtic stone cross with the inscription "Heal the sick, say unto them the Kingdom of God is come unto you. Marie Elizabeth Hayes, doctor and missionary." Marie Elizabeth Hayes was born in Raheny in 1874. She worked as a doctor and missionary in India but she died after a patient with the pneumonic plague bit her on the finger.
Raheny runs from the coast inland, with its centre about eight kilometres (5.0 mi) from Dublin city centre and seven kilometres (4.3 mi) from Dublin Airport. It is administered by Dublin City Council. The county boundary with Fingal lies close by, where Raheny meets Kilbarrack. Nearby areas include Killester, Clontarf, Artane, Kilbarrack, Coolock and Donaghmede, and the skyline is dominated by Howth Head. Raheny is bisected by the Howth Road (R105) and the R809 (from Bull Island via in turn Watermill Road, Main Street, Station Road) and is also accessed from the Malahide Road (R107), the coastal James Larkin Road (R807) and the R104 (including the Oscar Traynor Road and Kilbarrack Road).

Raheny railway station, opened on 25 May 1844, overlooking the village centre, serves the DART suburban railway system and the Dublin-Belfast main line, and parts of Raheny are served by other DART stations, Harmonstown and Kilbarrack, on the same line. Raheny is also served by Dublin Bus (routes H1, H2 and H3).

Much of the district is situated on gently rising ground, with a bluff overlooking Bull Island at Maywood and Bettyglen, and further rises from the village centre to the station and then to Belmont or Mount Olive, a hill which once featured a windmill. Opposite and beyond Belmont was once an area of sunken land with limestone quarries but this was landfilled, much of it with urban refuse, and then partly levelled and converted into a city park, Edenmore Park, in the late 1960s.
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They are called ‘Doh-Ray-Mee’ cottages because there are eight cottages all together, just as there are eight notes on the musical scale.
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Raheny House was acquired in 1984 by the Garda Siochana Benevolent Society to provide residential care services to retired Gardai and their spouses. Over time the home opened its doors to all older people in need of care.
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With the building of a large number of houses in Killester, in the 1920s, a church became necessary for the spiritual needs of the new community.

The church was consecrated by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Edward Byrne, on the 26th September 1926.

With the large growth of housing developments in the 1940’s and 1950’s it became necessary to increase the length of the church .
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All Saints' Church is the Church of Ireland Parish Church of the Parish of Raheny, prominent on the Howth Road as it approaches the centre of Raheny, Dublin, Ireland. It lies in walled grounds with mature tree cover, just south of the village core, and is widely hailed as a fine architectural specimen.
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Designed by Peppard and Duffy and completed in 1962, the church of Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace dominates Raheny Village.
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