Go to the start of scenic Beara Way, go to Dursey Island at the Beara Peninsula in West Cork!But the "trail" is not for the faint-hearted because it runs 30m above the sea..a cable car to be precise.The settlement grew up around a small early-Christian church. John's, was later built in the area (see Parish of Coolock (Roman Catholic) and Coolock parish (Church of Ireland) for more).The feudal barony of Coolock was granted in 1199 by Henry II to the Archbishop of Dublin.Apart from a few remaining boxes of possessions piled in one room, every effort has been made to paper over any evidence of the family who once lived here and to “neutralise” the interiors.It looks as though at least €70,000 has been spent to prepare the house for sale.Raised in Raheny, she met her future husband at a young age at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and married him in 1982.
She has inspired several U2 songs, most famously "Sweetest Thing".
The Coolock suburban area encompasses parts of three Dublin postal districts: Dublin 5, Dublin 13 and Dublin 17.
The civil parish of Coolock takes in the land between the Tonlegee Road (as far as Donaghmede) and the Malahide Road, as well as the lands on either side of the Malahide Road between Darndale and Artane, and the lands either side of the Oscar Traynor Road on the approach to Santry.
She has been a patron of Chernobyl Children's Project International since 1994 and has participated in a number of aid missions to the high-radiation exclusion zones of Belarus.
She has also campaigned against Sellafield, the northern English nuclear facility.