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Irish: Cúirt an Choirnéil
County Dublin
IMG Cornelscourt538w.jpg
Cornelscourt Village
Grid reference: O244235
Location: 53°13’60"N, 6°7’60"W
Post town: Dublin
Postcode: D18
Dialling code: 01
Local Government
Council: Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
Dún Laoghaire

Cornelscourt is a village of County Dublin which has become a small suburban area, sitting between Cabinteely and Foxrock. While it is a primarily residential area it is best known for being the site of Ireland's first big-box store, a branch of Dunnes Stores.

Cornelscourt consists of the houses and shops on either side of a section of the bypassed Old Bray Road between the junction with the N11 to the east. Along this strip are: a petrol station, a well known pub called "The Magic Carpet" which contained one of Ireland's first non-smoking lounges in a pub - the "Samuel Beckett" lounge, named after a former customer. Upstairs, there is a new art gallery and exhibition space, named the "Gallery Intermarium", and there is also a 60-seat theatre named the "Dolmen Theatre" above the pub. There is a drama school called "Arclight", an Indian Restaurant, a traditional fish and chip shop named "Aldos" (which is now "Romayo's"), along with several other take-away food outlets. There is also a convenience store, a pharmacy and the Dunnes Stores. The surrounding residential housing is laid out in suburban housing estates.

Ireland's first experimental drive-through bank opened in Cornelscourt in 1990 and closed 12 years later.[1]


  1. [1] Cornelscourt bank down 70% to €4.75m