Donnybrook, Dublin

Donnybrook, Dublin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Donnybrook (Irish: Domhnach Broc, meaning The Church of Saint Broc) is a district of Dublin, Ireland. It is situated on the southside of the city, in the Dublin 4 postal district, and is home to the Irish state broadcaster RT . It was once part of the Pembroke Township. Its neighbouring suburbs are Ballsbridge, Sandymount, Ranelagh and Clonskeagh. Donnybrook was once the location of Donnybrook Fair, a fair held from the time of King John onwards, which became notorious for drunkenness and violent disorder. This gave rise to the term a donnybrook, meaning a brawl or fracas. The fair was banned in 1855, but a supermarket called Donnybrook Fair is on the main street. Parts of the lands on which Donnybrook Fair took place are occupied by Donnybrook Rugby Ground and Herbert Park.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136696010
  • 9786136696010