Old Bawn

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Old Bawn is a small town in Tallaght, Dublin.

Etymology[change | change source]

Old Bawn translates in Irish to Seanbhábhún, meaning that Old Bawn was founded by someone named Sean.

History[change | change source]

Ruins of house and tower in Oldbawn

Old Bawn House was built back in 1635 by an archibishop. In the rebellion of 1641, the original Old Bawn House was destroyed but rebuilt. During the 19th century, the house was sold to the O'Donnell family who would establish a paper mill in the area.

In the 1960s, Old Bawn House was demolished, although its ruins can still be found.

Geography[change | change source]

Old Bawn lies just south of Tallaght, and is a small town bordering the Tallaght Village area, and Firhouse.

Dublin Bus routes include 65B, 175, 75 and 77A at the Avonmore estates.