History Of Terenure
Terenure come from the Irish” the land of the yew tree”.
Terenure is in South Dublin, beside Kimmage and Harold’s Cross.
Terenure, Drimnagh and Kimmage, on the south side of Dublin City, were given to the Barnewell family by King John in 1215. The Barnewells gave some of the land to St John The Baptist Hospital outside Newgate, and Cromwell confiscated the remainder from them. Terenure passed through the hands of various owners since then, including what is now Terenure College (bought by the Carmelites in 1860).
Terenure is the home of the The Star newspaper.
Famous People In Terenure
James Joyce is one of the most famous and controversial writers of the 20th century. His novel, Ulysses was banned, criticized, and suppressed on moral grounds, but it is also considered one of the greatest classics of the 20th century. James Joyce was born in Dublin, though he spent very little time there after he was exiled from Ireland
The village was home to actors, writers and musicians including Donal McCann and Máirtín Ó Direáin. Broadcaster Mike Murphy, Derek Daly former Formula One driver, comedian Dave Allen, Olympic boxer Mick Dowling, musicians Republic of Loose, Rob Smith, The Coronas and Grammy-winner Susan McKeown all hail from Terenure.