Newcastle, County Dublin
St Finian's Church, Newcastle
Newcastle is a village in the south-west of County Dublin, in the Barony of Newcastle. It was the location of the castle of the barony, which in historical and official documents is described as Newcastle-Lyons. The area is still primarily rural in nature.
The village grew up around a castle. The former residential tower fortification of the castle (see thumbnail right) now forms part of the Church of Ireland church building. The church was built in the late 14th century.
The Roman Catholic community built a church here in the 1830s.
There are remains of another 14th-century church in Colmanstown (53°16’38"N, 6°30’34"W).
- Gaellic Athletics: *St Finian's (Newcastle) GAA, founded in 1943
- Football: Peamount United F.C., founded in 1983
- Golf: Elm Hall Golf Club
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