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Covid-19

Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at www.fingal.ie

Full details can be found here.

 

Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

St. Macculin's Church in Lusk

This interesting building is comprised of a 9th century round tower, a 15th-century defensive tower and a 19th-century church.

The round tower has been incorporated into the design of an early 16th-century belfry. It is hard to imagine that you can disguise a 27 metre high round tower, but through ingenious design, this has proved to be possible. The monastery which was founded here in the late 5th century by St Maccullin is also associated with St Maurus.

The monastery was plundered and burned on several occasions during Viking raids in subsequent centuries. Due to the surrounding ground level being raised up the doorway of the ninth century round tower is now situated less than a metre above ground level. Inside there are nine floors including the basement. These floors were added in the 19th century.

The relatively modern church was built against the east wall of the medieval belfry during the mid 19th century and now acts as Lusk Heritage Centre featuring an exhibition on Lusk and other medieval churches of North Dublin. There are numerous medieval tombs housed in the belfry.

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