LAUGHANSTOWN TRAM STOP ON THE GREEN LINE – PLENTY OF HISTORY NEARBY
I have seen at least three different spellings Laughanstown, Lehaunestown and Lehaunstown.
A few years ago I was walking along Lehaunstown Road [really a lane] when a young lady asked me if I had seen three small dogs and she became very upset when I said that I had seen a car stop and collect three dogs. I actually had photographs of the car and the dogs getting into the car. The lady was a dog walker and was in a bit of a panic as she was missing three dogs.
A few days later she phoned to say that the dogs had been recovered but she was no longer working as a dog walker. I suspect that the dogs had not been stolen.
I like this stop because there are a number of historic sites nearby. There is a High Cross on the lane leading to Tully Church. There is a very old cross in the field opposite Tully Church and this can be accessed via a low wooden fence [this is frequently blocked]. This Cross dates from the 12th century and is also reputed to be dedicated to St Bridget. It is badly weatherworn and missing much on one side and currently it is difficult to access because of barriers.
Laughanstown is in the Electoral Division of Ballybrack, in Civil Parish of Tully, in the Barony of Rathdown, in the County of Dublin. The Irish name for Laughanstown is Baile an Locháin.