Coolock

Coolock, Dublin.

Cadbury Factory, Coolock

The Cadbury Factory has been making chocolate in Coolock since 1957. The factory is built on the grounds of an old house called Moatfield House.

Coolock House

Coolock House was built around 1798. In 1809 a wealthy man named William Callaghan bought the house and came to live there with his wife and a young orphaned woman called Catherine McAuley. Catherine set up a new religious order called the Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters of Mercy are involved in education and helping people throughout the world. Coolock House is now a Sisters of Mercy convent.

St John the Evangelist's Church, Coolock

St John the Evangelist Church, Coolock was built in 1760 on the site of a really old church called St Brendan's Church. 

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Beaumont Convalescent Home, Coolock

Beaumont House is now a convalescent home, which is a hospital where people go to recover from an illness or operation. The big house was once owned by Arthur Guinness who started the Guinness brewery.

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St Doulagh's Church

St Doulagh's Church probably dates from the twelfth century. St Doulagh was an anchorite which means a type of hermit. A hermit would have hardly any contact with the outside world, eat only basic meals and spend the day praying.

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