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General Information

Thursday 18th, January

 

Finglas Local Electoral Area

 

The local electoral area of Finglas is one of the thirteen local electoral areas in Dublin City. The Finglas area takes in the neighbourhoods of Finglas and North Glasnevin. The area stretches from Cedarwood in the north to the Tolka Valley Park in the south and from Rathoath Drive in the west to Ballymun Road in the east.

Link : http://www.finglasvillage.com/index.php

 

History of Finglas

 

The name Finglas (Fion-glaiss), meaning a clear streamlet, is derived from the rivulet, which flows through the village and joins the Tolka at Finglas-bridge.
Finglas first appeared in history as the site of a Celtic abbey, the origin of which has been associated, from early times, with the name of St. Cainnech, or Canice, the patron of Kilkenny. According to an ancient legend, the ground on which it stood had been sanctified by St. Patrick, who is said to have uttered from it a prophecy that a great town would arise at the ford of hurdles in the vale beneath. Since then, Finglas has continued to have an interesting history spanning Celtic times, the Anglo-Norman invasion, Tudor and Stuart times, the Rebellion, the Restoration, the Revolution, the Union till the present day.
For further info on the history of the area check out Wikipedia's article

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finglas

Link : www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finglas

 

Local Representatives in Finglas Dessie Ellis

 

Dessie Ellis is a member of Dublin City Council since 1999 and has served on the party's Ard Chomhairle. He is from the Dunsink /Wellmount area of Finglas and is a fluent Irish speaker. Dessie is a former Trade Union shop steward. He has always been active in local community and sporting organisations. Dessie has been actively involved in the community's fight against "joy-riding" and drug pushing and works closely with local Residents' Committes. Since his election to Dublin City Council in 1999, Dessie has been very active on an almost full-time basis. He runs four Advice Centres per week and is active in campaigning on issues such as housing, rents, social welfare and pensions. He is campaigning for real investment for the area and calling for resources for public transport, roads and supported the regeneration of Finglas and Ballymun.

Address: 19 Dunsink Road
Finglas West,
Dublin 11

Email: dessiejohn.ellis@dublincity.ie
Tel: 8343390 / 0868541941
Website: www.sinnfein.ie
Area: Dublin North West
Ward: Ballymun/Finglas
dessiejohn.ellis@dublincity.ie

Link : http://www.sinnfein.ie

 

Getting around Finglas

 

For buses to Finglas, check out the following Dublin Bus routes -17A, 40, 40A, 40C, 40D, 83, 104 and 220.
To figure out the best walking or cycling route to/from and around Finglas, check out the Dublin Transportation Office's on-line journey planner. It will show you the best route to take to your destination and even tell you how many calories you will use!

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Council Services

 

Council Services>
Local Office Contact Numbers
North West Area Office


Finglas Civic Offices
Mellowes Road, Finglas
Dublin 11
222 5400
Emergency Number 679 6186

Housing
Housing Rent Queries 1800 679 555

Allocations & Transfers 222 2203

Estate Management Section 877 1624
877 1629

Housing Maintenance
1800 200 668
626 4606

Housing Welfare Officer
Civic Offices
Mellowes Road
Finglas, Dublin 11 222 3348


Libraries
Finglas Library

Finglas Shopping Centre, Dublin 11
834 4906

Parking Permits
Parking Permits 634 9805


Local Representatives

Representative
Contact Number

Cllr.Dessie John Ellis(SF)
19 Dunsink Road,
Finglas, Dublin 11 086 854 1941

Cllr. Bill Tormey(FG)
167 Glasnevin Avenue,
Dublin 11
087 254 4646

Cllr.Liam Kelly(Ind)
16 Deanswift Road
Glasnevin, Dublin 11
087 227 1196



Recreation & Sports

Leisure Centres / Swimming Pools

Contact Number

Fingal Leisure Centre
Mellowes Road, Finglas 455 5792

Sports Development Officer
Civic Offices, Mellowes Road,
Finglas 222 5407

Youth Clubs & Facilities
Finglas Youth Resource Centre
Mellowes Road
Finglas, Dublin 11 864 2595

Finglas Youth Service(CYC)

Finglas Scout Den,
St Helenas Road
Finglas, Dublin 11 834 1436

Erin's Isle G.A.A
Farnham Road
Finglas, Dublin 11 834 2556

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Finglas Addiction Support Team

 

Finglas Addiction Support Team
2a Wellmount Road
Finglas
Dublin 11
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Mission Statement
We aim to provide a range of confidential support services to individuals, and families affected by drug and alcohol use in the Finglas area.


fast_ltd@eircom.net


(01) 8110595

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Finglas Youth Service

 

Finglas Youth Service

The Den Youth Centre
St. Helena's Road
Finglas South
Dublin 11

T: 834 1436
F: 834 1437

info@fys.ie

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