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DUNDRUM, a village, in the parish of TANEY, half-barony of RATHDOWN, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER, 3? miles (S.) from Dublin, on the road to Enniskerry ; containing 680 inhabitants. This village, in which are a number of very pretty cottages, is pleasantly situated on a sheltered declivity near the base of the fine mountain range that extends along the south side of the county. It is a favourite place of resort for invalids from Dublin, for whom the mildness of its climate and the purity of the air are peculiarly favourable ; and is noted for numerous herds of goats, which, browsing among the mountain pastures, afford milk of very excellent quality. An office for the twopenny post from Dublin has becn established in the village, in which are a chapel belonging to the R. C. union of Booterstown, a school, and a dispensary. The environs abound with pleasing and strikingly diversified scenery, and are embellished with numerous gentlemen's seats and elegant villas, most of which are situated in tastefully ornamented grounds and command fine views of the bay of Dublin and the country adjacent. Of those in the more immediate neighbourhood the principal are Wickham, the seat of W. Farran, Esq., a handsome residence containing a richly stored museum of natural curiosities ; Sweetmount, of W. Nolan, Esq. ; Dundrum House, of J. Walshe, Esq. ; Churchtown, of W. Corbet, Esq. ; Churchtown House, of D. Lynch, Esq. ; Sweetmount Villa, of J. Burke, Esq. ; and Sweetmount House, of M. Ryan, Esq. The ruins of Dundrum castle consist of one tower covered with ivy.


MILLTOWN, a village, partly in the parish of TANEY, but chiefly in that part of the united parishes of ST. PETER and ST. KEVIN, which is in the barony of UPPERCROSS, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER, 2? miles (S.) from Dublin, on the road to Dundrum and Enniskerry ; containing 673 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Dodder, and numerous dilapidated buildings testify that it was formerly an important place. A starch and glue mill is in operation, and the woollen mills, which were established 35 years since, for the manufacture of low-priced cloths, employ about 60 persons, under Mr. Morris Harnett. The Dodder, after heavy rains, being swelled by mountain torrents, overflows its banks and sometimes does considerable damage. The neighbourhood is adorned with many respectable residences, from several of which splendid views of the bay and city of Dublin are obtained, as well as of the Wicklow mountains : among them are Milltown Park, the residence of G. Russell, Esq. ; Fairyland, of W. C. Hogan, Esq. ; Nullamore, of W. H. Flemyng, Esq. ; Rich View, of the Rev. S. W. Fox ; Richmond House, of J. Somers, Esq. ; South Hill, of J. Elliott, Esq. ; Richmond Park, of W. McCann, Esq. ; Brookfield, of J. Smith, Esq. ; and the residence of the Misses Hunt, partly the repaired edifice of Milltown Castle. Here is a R. C. chapel, also a dissenting place of worship for Independents ; and in that part of the village which is in Taney parish there is a school. Milltown gives the title of Earl to the family of Leeson.


ROEBUCK, a district, in the parish of TANEY, half-barony of RATHDOWN, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER, 2? miles (S.) from the General Post-office, Dublin, on the road to Enniskerry, by way of Clonskea: the population is returned with the parish. Roebuck Castle, the seat of A. B. Crofton, Esq., was originally erected at a remote period and strongly fortified. About the year 1534 it was the residence of Lord Trimleston, then Lord Chancellor of Ireland ; and it was occupied by Jas. II. and the Duke of Berwick, when they encamped in this neighbourhood. It was subsequently suffered to fall into decay, until about the year l790: when it was repaired by the then Lord Trimleston, who fitted up one of the apartments, a noble room, 50 feet in length, as a theatre. About 10 years after it was purchased by James Crofton, Esq., the father of the present proprietor, who pulled down a portion of the buildings, and modernised the remainder, of which the room before mentioned, now used as the drawing-room, is the only remaining part of the old castle. This district is chiefly occupied by handsome villas, situated in tastefully disposed grounds, many of which command magnificent views of the bay and city of Dublin, the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, and the beautiful adjacent country. Among these are Roebuck Lodge, the residence of J. E. Hyndman, Esq., formerly the manor-house, and about 50 years since the only house in the district with the exception of the castle ; Rich View, the residence of M. Powell, Esq. ; Springfield, of Sir John Franks, Kint. ; Roebuck House, of J. Power, Esq. ; Roebuck, of John Ennis, Esq. ; Mount Dillon, of the Rev. Dr. Prior ; Roebuck Hall, of the Rt. Hon. Fras. Blackburne ; Moorefield, of P. Curtis, Esq. ; Prospect House, of Lady Harty ; Roebuck Park, of Geo. Kinahan, Esq. ; Roebuck Villa, of D. Kinahan, Esq. ; Farm Hill, of Jas. Pratt, Esq. ; Castle View, of A. Brewster, Esq. ; Roebuck House, of J. D. Farrer, Esq. ; Roebuck Grove, of Jino. Cumming, Esq. ; Casino, of Geo. Stapleton, Esq. ; Rosemount, of R. Corballis, Esq. ; Rose Vale, of Geo. Thorpe, Esq. ; Rose Villa, of L. E. Leipsett, Esq., M.D. ; Roebuck, of R. Connor, Esq. ; Bloom Villa, of Col. Thackeray ; Bird Avenue, of F. Codd, Esq. ; Hermitage, of W. C. Quinn, Esq. ; Friarsland, of C. Copland, Esq. ; and Ivy Lodge, of Robt. Billing, Esq. Adjoining Roebuck Castle is a remarkable walnut tree, which grew out of an old wall, carrying in its trunk a large stone that is now upwards of four feet from the ground. Several coins of Elizabeth and Jas. I. have been found here.


TANEY, or TAWNEY, a parish, in the half-barony of RATHDOWN, county of DUBLIN, and province of LEINSTER, 3- miles (S.) from Dublin, on the road to Enniskerry ; containing 4020 inhabitants. It is beautifully situated on a sheltered declivity near the base of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, and comprises 3691 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land, which is of good quality, is principally in demesne ; the surrounding scenery is richly diversified, and the parish thickly studded with handsome seats and pleasing villas, most of them commanding interesting views of the city and bay of Dublin and the adjacent country. Of these the principal are Mount Merrion, the residence of Mrs. Verschoyle ; Merville, formerly the residence of the late Judge Downes, who greatly improved the demesne, and now the seat of R. Manders, Esq. ; Mount Anville, of the Hon. Chas. Burton, second justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, situated on elevated ground commanding fine mountain and sea views, and remarkable for its richly cultivated gardens and extensive conservatories ; Taney Hill, of W. Bourne, Esq. ; Seafield, of T. Beasley, Esq. ; Bellefield, of T. Wallace, Esq. ; Bellevue Lodge, of the Rev. C. Wolsley ; Runnimede, of J. Fitzpatrick, Esq. ; Moreen, of D. Mc Kay, Esq.; Drummartin Castle, of Mrs. Dawson ; Campfleld House, of S. Boxwell, Esq. ; Anneville, of Sir Geo. Whitford, Bart. ; Woodbine Lodge, of T. Sherlock, Esq. ; Laurel Lodge, of G. Meyler, Esq. ; Ludford Park, of G. Hatchell, Esq. ; Priest House, of J. Robinson, Esq. ; Greenmount, of J. Turbett, Esq. ; Stonehouse, of J. Benton, Esq. ; Drummartin House, of J. Curry, Esq. ; the residence of the Rev. Dr. Singer ; Holywell, of W. Walsh, Esq. ; Bessmount, of T. M. Scully, Esq. ; Farmley, of J. T. Underwood, Esq. ; Rockmount, of T. Courtenay, Esq. ; Dellbrook, of E. G. Mason, Esq. ; Eden Park, of L. Finn, Esq. ; Milltown, of Major Palmer ; Mount Anville, of E. Butler, Esq. ; Ballinteer Lodge of Major W. St. Chair ; Churchtown House, of J. Busby, Esq. ; Dundrum House, of John Walshe, Esq. ; Wickham, of Wm. Farran, Esq., who has here a museum containing a large collection of curious and rare articles ; Sweetmount, of W. Nolan, Esq. ; Churchtown, of N. Corbett, Esq. ; Churchtown House, of D. Lynch, Esq. ; Sweetmount Villa, of Jas. Burke, Esq. ; Sweetmount House, of M. Ryan, Esq. ; and Belleville, of W. A. H. Minchin, Esq. At Windy Harbour is a silk-throwing factory belonging to Mr John Sweeny, jun., employing about 80 persons ; and in the village of Dundrum is an iron-foundry.

The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Dublin, forming part of the union of St. Peter's, and of the corps of the archdeaconry of Dublin : the tithes amount to £415. 7. 8-. The church, towards the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits granted a loan of £4300, in 1818, is a spacious and handsome cruciform structure, in the later English style, with a square embattled tower ; the interior was thoroughly renovated in 1835, for which purpose the Ecclesiastical Commissioners granted £256. The old church is still remaining ; one portion of it is used for reading the funeral service, and another is appropriated to the parochial school. In the cemetery are some interesting monumental inscriptions, among which is one to William Halliday, Jun., Esq., who died in 1812, aged 24 ; he was distinguished for his eminent proficiency in Irish literature and his critical knowledge of his native language. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the unions of Booterstown, Sandyford, St. Mary Donnybrook, and St. Mary and St. Peter's Rathmines ; there is a chapel at Dundrum, and a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. About 400 children are taught in four public schools, of which the parochial school is partly supported by the rector ; there is an infants' school.-See DUNDRUM.

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