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
DUBLIN CITY NORTH CENTRAL
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 Distillery] see ALL STREETS
St Pauls [Dublin 7: From Smithfield via Blackhall Place to Stoneybatter and Arbour Hill. See St Paul's, Arran Quay] see 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
DUBLIN CITY SOUTH CENTRAL
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:
NORTH CO. DUBLIN
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