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Irish: Glas Tuathail
County Dublin
coastline in Glasthule
Grid reference: O252279
Location: 53°17’14"N, 6°7’25"W
Population: 2,641  (2006)
Postcode: A96
Dialling code: 01
Local Government
Council: Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown

Glasthule is a village of County Dublin, along the county's south coast, between Dún Laoghaire and Dalkey.

The name of the place is from the Irish Glas Tuathail, meaning 'Toole's Streamlet'.

In Sandycove and Glasthule, all on a street of a thousand yards (shorter than Grafton Street in Dublin) are a goodly range of shops: butchers, grocer, supermarket, hairdressers, pharmacies, car sales garages, cake shop, bakery, bookmakers, auctioneers, public houses, beauty salons, florists, book shop, curtain and drapery shop, boutiques, wine merchants, dentists, doctors, bookshop, veterinary surgeon, post office, restaurants, cafés, late night shops, solicitors, dry cleaners.

In literature

Glasthukle is a location featuring in James Joyce's highly acclaimed novel Ulysses, and accordingly every year the village celebrates 'Bloomsday', marking the day featured in the novel. The James Joyce Tower is located in nearby Sandycove.

The village is the main setting for Jamie O'Neill's 2001 novel At Swim, Two Boys.