From the run up to the 1991 Local Elections a letter from Dublin County Council about the new Southern Cross Route (now the M50) forwarded by Fianna Fail Councillor Stephen Riney.
1991 letter from Stephen Riney (Fianna Fail) outlining plans for the M50 September 26, 2010
Stephen Rineys Rathfarnham Heritage Map-1991 LE December 23, 2009
This is part of a leaflet produced by Fianna Fail Councillor Stephen Riney for the 1991 local elections. Alas the names of the places were all that was on the leaflet/map. No 8 on the map Butterfield House was supposedly one of the houses Robert Emmett hid in. Rathfarnham Castle, The Bottle Tower, Hell Fire Club, Lamb Doyles and Loreto Abbey would be familiar name to those from outside the area.
I might return to this at a later date and add some more background to the places.
Anyway an unusual piece of election material. Riney wasn’t elected.
You’ll need to click on the image to read the finer details.
Stephen Riney, Damien Fee, Ann Ormonde – Rathfarnham 1991 Local Elections October 23, 2009
Stephen Riney ran Orchard Estate agents in Rathfarnham (its now the Remax office) and was also a keen local historian. ( Another leaflet produced by him was a heritage map of the area which I’ll post in due course). Theres still no sign of the Comminity Centre/ Swimmong pool proposed by hime either.
Ann Ormonde ran a number of times without success in General elections however has served a number of terms in the Seanad. Damien Fee is/was a school principal. Ann Ormonde was elected.