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Lusk, Co. Dublin

Lusk is a small town in Ireland, 23 km north of Dublin city centre. The name "Lusk" is said to date back to Saint MacCullin, who founded a church there c. 450. Oral tradition suggests MacCullin may have either lived in or been buried in a cave and that the name "Lusk" derives from an old Irish word Lusca meaning 'cave' or 'underground chamber'. MacCullin died in c. 497 and his feast day was the 6th of September. The area was known as Bregia in pre-Christian times and is known to have been birthplace to Cú Chulainn's wife, Emer. Thus we find a 20th-century tradition among old Lusk families of naming daughters Emer.

In the 2000s, Lusk had an exploding population. The Central Statistical Office notes that 62% of all private dwellings in Lusk were built in the five years between 2001 and 2006. Census figures for the same period show a population boom from c. 2500 to over 5200. During most of the 20th century, the population remained fairly static. Census returns for 1901 and 1911 show a population boom from about 300 to 600. In the early 1950s, the Survey Gazetteer of The British Isles quotes a population of 513 for the village. Due to massive emigration in the 1950s and 1960s the later population actually declined. In the mid-1950s for instance, the total number of children in the old NS, boys and girls, hovered around 120. The present NS opened in 1956 with about that number.

The railway station of Rush & Lusk is about 1 mile east and is shared with the coastal settlement of Rush.
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Bus to Lusk

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Lusk:
    • 33:
      • National Lottery - St. Paul's Crescent
      • St. Paul's Crescent - National Lottery
    • 33A:
      • Colaiste Choilm - St. Paul's Crescent
      • St. Paul's Crescent - Colaiste Choilm
    • 33X:
      • Barnageeragh Road - Huguenot Cemetery
      • Custom House - St. Paul's Crescent
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Lusk:
    • 33N:
      • Church
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 101:
      • Drogheda (Bus Station) - Dublin (Talbot Street)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Drogheda (Bus Station)

Self-Catering Accommodation in Lusk

Hillview Self Catering Hillview Self Catering

Ballaghstown, Lusk, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Hillview Self Catering boasts a countryside location just 30 minutes' drive from Dublin city centre and 16.8 km from Dublin Airport. Accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen TV and a seating area.

Restaurants in Lusk

Winters Winters

Airport View Hotel, Lusk, Co. Dublin
Situated in the peaceful setting of Airport View Hotel, Winter's Restaurant has become a well established restaurant in the Dublin area. For those diners who want to make the evening memorable by staying the night we have a number of luxurious rooms

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Map of Lusk