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The civil parish names of Dubin City represent the medieval Christian parishes that existed prior to the Reformation in both names and boundaries.

  • Since Norman times, each parish was served by a significant church attached to an abbey in the district until Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century.

  • Many of these ancient churches and cathedrals (as we know them today) were rebuilt by the Anglican Church of Ireland.

For orientation purposes, it helps to familiarise oneself with these churches to understand the location of the civil parishes to which they lend their name.   

  • In some cases, a street with a matching name exists, but this cannot be relied upon in all cases (especially when the street-name reoccurs south or north of the Liffey).

Following Catholic Emancipation, some of these parishes would see RC chapels of the same name built in the vicinity, but not always where one might expect. For that reason, it is prudent to join and keep an eye on adjoining civil parishes as well. To discover which combination of civil parishes were covered by an RC parish, see Our 1837 Timeline



St George's [Dublin 1: Gardiner St, Temple St, Dorset St, Eccles St, Phibsborough] see ALL STREETS

Grangegorman [Dublin 7: Fitzwilliam Place, Phobsboro Ave, Aughrim St] see SRTEETS

Glasnevin [Dublin 11] See Glasnevin Cemetery 

DUBLIN CITY CENTRE (NORTH of the River Liffey; east to west )

St Thomas [Dublin 1: From Abbey Street via O'Connell Street to the North Strand] see ALL STREETS also Customs House, Connolly Station, EPIC Museum, Dublin Docklands]

St Marys [Dublin 1: Capel Street; From Ormond Quay up to Bolton Street. See Mary's Abbey and Dublin Fruit Market] see ALL STREETS

St Michans [Dublin 7: From Smithfield via Church Street to Green Street. See St. Michan's on North Anne Street and the Jameson Distillerysee ALL STREETS

St Pauls  [Dublin 7: From Smithfield via Blackhall Place to Stoneybatter and Arbour Hill. See St Paul's, Arran Quaysee ALL STREETS


DUBLIN CITY CENTRE (SOUTH of the River Liffey; east to west )

St. Mark's [Dublin 2 & Dublin 4 north: City Quay, D'Olier Street to Ringsend] see STREETS

St. Andrew's [Dublin 2: Aston's Quay, Temple Bar, Grafton Street] see STREETS

St Werburgh [Dublin 2: Christchurch to Dame Street] see STREETS

St John's [Dublin 2: Christchurch to Wood Quay & Essex Quay] see STREETS

St. Nicholas Within [Dubllin 8: Nicholas Street, Skinner Row, Angel Alley] see STREETS


St Audoen's [Dublin 8 Merchant's Quay] see STREETS

St Patrick's Liberty [Dublin 8 St Patrick's Cathedral Merchant's Quay] see STREETS

St. Nicholas Without [Dublin ] see STREETS

St Anne's [Dublin 4: Dawson Street, Nassau Street, Merrion Sq, St Stephen's Green North] see STREETS

St Bride's aka St Bridget aka St Brigid see STREETS

St Peter's [Dublin 2 & 4 from Camden St, St Stephen7's Green, Leeson St, Pembrooke, Fitzwilliam sq] see STREETS

St Michael's [Dublin 2, Merchant's Quay, Schoolhouse Lane] see STREETS

St Luke's [Dublin 8 South of St. Patrick's Cathedral towards Crumlin: New Row through Newmarket] see STREETS

St Catherine's [Dublin 8: Thomas Street, The Coombe, Tenters, Pimlico, extending south into Dublin 6: Harold's Cross & Mount Brown] see STREETS

St James [Co. Dublin 8 W: James' Gate, Dolphin's Barn, Portobello, Rialto, Kilmainham, Inchicore, Goldenbridge] see STREETS

Other civil parishes (using saints' names) but are not in the city:


St. Margarets [Co. Dublin: North of Finglas and Santry]


Click HERE to browse all civil parishes by street in Shane Wilson's Dublin Civil Parishes in the 1830s.

Dublin City Centre, Co Dublin, Ireland
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