The building of Drimnagh Parish
In the early to mid-nineteen thirties Associated Properties began building houses in the area of Drimnagh adjacent to Lansdowne Valley. Sometime in the mid to late Nineteen Thirties, Dublin Corporation undertook a massive housing programme in order to alleviate the overcrowding and bad housing conditions which then existed in Dublin’s Inner City.
Most of the sand and gravel for the houses in Drimnagh came from a large mound situated at the Walkinstown side of the Long Mile road. Such was the demand that the mound was flattened. Today, Walkinstown Church and schools are built on the site.
The road layout was based on a celtic brooch design, and each road is named after Irish mountain ranges.