Place:Caherdavin, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland


Located inCounty Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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Caherdavin (Cathair Dháibhín in Irish) is a northern suburban district of Limerick city in the mid-west of Ireland. It had a population in 2002 of 6,613.

Local landmarks include the Moylish campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology, a third level college and research centre, the Jetland Shopping Centre which opened in 2005, Caherdavin Church, built in 1985, with adjoining primary boys' and girls' schools (Scoil Chríost Rí and Mary Queen of Ireland respectively) and there is also St Nessan's Community College in the nearby Woodview estate. Both the Gaelic Grounds and Thomond Park are nearby.


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Caherdavin was originally part of the "Northern Liberties" granted to Limerick Corporation in 1216 by King John. It remained part of Limerick City until 1840 when it became part of the new Limerick County Council it then returned to Limerick City in 2008. It was part of the parish of St. Munchin, which originally extended to Cratloe in County Clare, until Christ the King parish was formed after the 1960s housing boom in the area. The site of Caherdavin was developed for housing in the 1960s and has grown rapidly since then. Industry is confined to the Clondrinagh Industrial Estate which houses mainly traditional style workshop units. The other form of employment in the area is the Services industry e.g. hotel, shops, doctors surgery. In 2005 the large Jetland Shopping Centre opened, providing new retail space and a 24-hour Dunnes Stores supermarket, which has recently become 8am-10pm. Ivans shop is at Caherdavin Cross. The Bank of Ireland recently moved its branch from beside Melvin Grove to the Jetland Shopping Centre. The Caherdavin Credit Union is at Redgate. There is a 23 hour Tesco located in the Coonagh Cross shopping centre at the Coonagh roundabout.

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