Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Deansgrange Crossroads [graphic]
|Main Creator:||Daly, Maureen, , photographer|
The Cossroads first appeared on John Taylor's map of 1816. Kill Lane is an ancient track leading from the church of Clonkeen (Kill of the Grange) to the grange of Clonkeen (Deans' Grange - sited near the present Foxrock Avenue.)Deansgrange Road/Clonkeen Road is shown as "New Road" on Taylor's map. Kill Lane was extended to the Bray Road, at about the same time as this road was built. Kill Lane was widened and realigned in the 1960's. In 1993, the crossroads is a centre of community activity. Retail services near the crossroads are provided by Allied Irish Banks, Bank of Ireland, Super-Valu supermarket, O'Shea's Newsagent and Post Office. Delahunt Chemist, Libero's "Chipper" or Take-away, Red Spot Cleaners, Carelle Haair Stylist, Public Library, "the Grange" pub, Grange Motors garage and petrol station, "The Cottage" Chinese Restaurant and take-away, Eugene Kidney Betting Shop, Paws Pet Shop, G.H..S. Tool Hire, The Bike Shop, Video Cellar - a video library and off-licence, "Get Fresh" fruit and vegetables, Grange Carpets, McKenna's Electrical (radio T.V., domestic electrical appliances and computers), and Eastern Tandoori Indian Restaurant. Near the crossroads there are also a solicitor's and a financial services office, above the shops and an office block. Conoco house. The Deans' Grange Industrial Esate has some twenty units and Kill of the Grange Church, School and Community Hall are also nearby. These developments grew up on an ad hoc basis and result in much traffic congestion especially on Saturdays, and in the East/West direction. Large car parks at the Bank of Ireland and the Public Library have eased the parking problems. Camera taking the scene was facing North.
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08 Aug. 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number:14A ; frame number: 12
Foxrock Local History Club
Photograph taken at 08 Aug. 1993
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Dublin Co.Dublin, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
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|OOP_14A/12||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.