Stoneybatter Dublin’s Inner-Urban Village
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The oldest settled community on the northside of Dublin, Stoneybatter comprises the ancient Viking settlement of Oxmantown. This northwest frontier of Dublin was a major trading hub for over a thousand years. Because of its sprawling cattle markets it became known as ‘Cowtown’, a maelstrom of animals, drovers, horse dealers, farmers and traders.
Stoneybatter has survived providentially as a genuine inner urban village. Long cherished traditions, customs and city lifeways are still practised and ‘neighbouring’ flourishes along every street. With most of ‘old Dublin’ now tattered or demolished, Stoneybatter stands uniquely as a truly living community. It has the largest elderly population in the city, an invaluable repository of local oral history and urban lore.