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Rush (plaats)

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Rush is a small seaside town in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland. It lies on the Irish Sea coast between Skerries and Lusk, on the R128 regional road. It had a population at the 2011 census of 9,231. Rush is also a parish in the Fingal North deanery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.Rush was once viewed as the heart of market gardening in Leinster and many people were employed in agriculture. Nowadays, however, horticulture and agriculture have been superseded by Rush's increasing role as a "commuter belt" town.History and historic featuresThere is evidence of settlement in the Rush area dating back to Neolithic times. Flint tools have been found in the area and there is a passage grave and cist located off the Skerries Road on the headland to the north of North Beach.DrumanaghA giant promontory fort is located on the headland of Drumanagh, north of Rush. It is surrounded on three sides by cliffs and a large rampart encloses the fourth side. The site has not been excavated, but it is thought that it dates back to the Bronze or Iron age.

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