20th Century

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  • History of Tallaght

The twentieth century saw Tallaght undergoing the biggest changes in its history. In the 1960s, Dublin County Council planners decided that a new town would be built around Tallaght Village. This decision started the process that turned Tallaght from a small country village into the place we know today.

Further significant changes took place in the 1990s with the construction of major buildings such as The Square Shopping Centre, the hospital and IT Tallaght. With the reorganisation of local government in the Dublin region, South County Dublin came into existence and set up its headquarters in Tallaght in 1994.

Since the early 1970s, Tallaght has developed from a small village into a huge suburban area, with a population of over 100,000. It is still a rapidly changing area. The designation of tax incentive sites and the arrival of the LUAS have encouraged a development boom.