Greenhills (Irish: Na Glaschnoic) is a suburb of Dublin in Ireland. It lies between Kimmage, Tallaght, Templeogue, Terenure and Walkinstown, and includes the residential developments of Greenhills Estate, Greenpark, Limekiln Estate and Temple Manor. Greenhills is in the Dublin 12 postal area.
Name and history
Greenhills may have housed settlements since at least the Bronze Age, as an urn dating from that time was found in the area in the late 1890s. Discovered in a former quarry between the Greenhills Road and St. Columba's Road, this urn is now held by the National Museum of Ireland.
However, the area was mostly farmland until expansion in the 1950s and 1960s, when new housing estates were built.
Tymon Park is situated in the old townland of Greenhills and is located to the south of the Limekiln estate. It is administered by South Dublin County Council. The River Poddle and connected artificial ponds are features within the park. The M50 motorway splits the Greenhills side of the park from Kilnamanagh and the Tymon North estate (both in Tallaght). A smaller park, Greenhills Park, is also administered by the South Dublin County Council and is used for association football.
The Church of the Holy Spirit is the local Roman Catholic church. It has a verdigris copper roof. The church stands beside a community centre, which has function rooms, and advice, adult education and other services.
Local primary schools include Holy Spirit Junior and Senior Schools which were formed in September 2015 following the amalgamation of St. Paul's Junior and Senior Girl's National Schools, and St. Peter's Boy's National School. Riverview Educate Together National School opened on Limekiln Road in 2016. Secondary schools include St. Paul's Secondary (girls) and Greenhills College VEC (boys). Greenhills College also provides Post Leaving Certificate and adult education courses. The local scout group is the 65th Greenhills.
The Walkinstown Roundabout, or Walkinstown Cross, is a junction which serves seven local roads - the Greenhills Road into Tallaght, Ballymount Road towards Ballymount and the M50, Walkinstown Avenue towards Ballyfermot, Walkinstown Road towards Drimnagh, Cromwellsfort Road towards Kimmage and Crumlin, Bunting Road towards Crumlin and St. Peter's Road towards Greenhills and Templeogue.
The former Irish international football manager, Brian Kerr, lives in Greenhills, having been brought up close-by in Drimnagh. Michael Carruth, a gold-medal winner in the welterweight boxing division at the 1992 Summer Olympics, is from the area.
Association football is one of the main sports in the area, through clubs such as Greenhills FC and Manortown United, while Gaelic football is also played, with clubs such as Crumlin GAA, Robert Emmets GAC, St. Jude's (Templeogue), Faughs (Templeogue) and St. James Gaels. Community Games athletics and rounders are also played - the latter represented by Limekiln Rounders Club which has won a number of national titles.
Olympian Gymnastics is based in Greenhills at a facility beside the NCT centre.
Greenhills is part of the Dublin South-West Dáil constituency. Since the 2016 Irish general election, the Teachtaí Dála for the area are Paul Murphy (Anti-Austerity Alliance), Sean Crowe (Sinn Féin), Colm Brophy (Fine Gael), John Lahart (Fianna Fáil) and Katherine Zappone (independent).
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The Greenhills Esker includes a large accumulation of sands and gravels deposited both under the ice sheet and at its margin as the ice withdrew northwestwards across south Dublin at the end of the last Ice Age [..] Greenhills itself is named after the sand hills that formed the esker
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