Our Clontarf projects are due on the 22nd of October.

I have given out the marking scheme so please follow it. Here are some websites which may help you;

http://www.clontarf.ie/ (especially the History tab)

http://goireland.about.com/od/parksandgardens/qt/bull_island.htm (Bull Island)

http://www.tirnanog-caife.ie/red-stables/history-of-saint-annes-park-and-the-red-stables/ ( St Annes Park)

http://www.stannesallotments.com/?page_id=2 (St Annes)


http://www.clontarfbuildinghistory.com/clontarfs-streets-in-19th-c.html (Vernon Avenue and the Vernon family)


Some more information you might find useful;

  • Clontarf gets its name from the Irish Cluain Tarbh which means ‘the Plain of the Bull’- it derives from the rumbling noise which was made by the sea as it rolled over the sandbanks
  • The First church in Clontarf was founded by the great abbot of Bangor, St. Comgall, around 550
  • The Battle of Clontarf of Good Friday, 1014  was fought along the banks of the River Tolca from Glasnevin to Ballybough, but as the Vikings summoned by Sitric to his aid had beached their boats on the strand of Clontarf
  • The brothers Arthur and Benjamin Lee Guinness built up an estate of nearly 123.75 hectares from 1835 onwards in the Clontarf/Raheny area and called the estate St. Anne’s after the Holy Well of the same name on the lands.
  • In December 1943, the main residence of St. Anne’s “The Mansion” was gutted by a fire and the ruins demolished in 1968

Remember you also have the notes you took down in class. Also, ‘The Meadow of the Bull’ is a very good book with lots of information 🙂


Best of luck! 🙂