Southside (Dublin)

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The Southside of Dublin city is the area bounded to the north by the River Liffey, to the east by Dublin Bay and to the south and west by the M50 motorway. It is not an official administrative area but a colloquial term. The Southside has areas of higher affluence than the Northside. Places in the Southside include Mount Merrion, Ballsbridge, Foxrock, Rathmines, Donnybrook and Terenure.

The stereotypical Southsider has a sophisticated and intellectual image, and is associated with hockey, rugby and University College Dublin. This stereotype is satirized in a Sunday Tribune column written by Paul Howard under the byline Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.

Famous southsiders include former Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, and the man considered to be the father of the modern Irish State, Eamon de Valera, was schooled and educated on the Southside in Blackrock College, and resided here for most of his life.

See also


County Dublin

City of Dublin ( Northside, Southside) | Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown | Fingal | South Dublin

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