Ballyroan is a suburb in Rathfarnham, County Dublin in Ireland. It lies at the foot of the Dublin mountains, alongside Ballyboden, Butterfield, Knocklyon, Old Orchard, and Scholarstown. The townland of Ballyroan crosses civil parish and barony boundaries with roughly 114 acres of the historical townland in the civil parish of Tallaght in the barony of Uppercross, and nearly 10 acres in the civil parish of Rathfarnham in the barony of Rathdown. The modern suburb of Ballyroan has extended somewhat beyond the traditional townland boundaries.
The centre of Ballyroan contains the Rosemount shopping centre, the parish church which opened in December 1967 and which possesses two murals inside by the artist, SeÃ¡n Keating, and the Ballyroan public library which opened in 1986.Sancta Maria College and ColÃ¡iste Ãanna, and a local scout troop.
Ballyroan is served by the 15B bus route.
The international golf player PÃ¡draig Harrington and the late Australian Football player Jim Stynes are from the area. Pictures of Ballyroan[edit sourceÂ | edit] References[edit sourceÂ | edit] ^ Ballyroan Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-02-21. ^ Mapviewer . Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-02-21. ^ Ballyroan Townland: Delineation and Decline â Part 1 by Kieran Swords. Dublin Historical Record, Vol. 49, No. 2 , pp. 118-129. Retrieved: 2011-02-21. ^ Ballyroan parish. Retrieved: 2010-10-12. ^ Ballyroan public library. Retrieved: 2010-10-12. ^ Find a Library > Ballyroan South Dublin Libraries. Retrieved: 2013-07-04. ^ Redeveloped library to be handed over to council Irish Times, 2012-11-05. ^ Ballyroan scout troop. Retrieved: 2010-10-12. ^ Dublin Bus 15B service to Ballyroan. Retrieved: 2010-10-12.
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