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Welcome to Dublin!


Dublin, first called Monadnock No. 3, was one of the townships laid out by the Masonian Proprietors as part of an elaborate 18th century real estate speculation. The Town dates its founding to 1752, when William Thornton built and occupied a cabin just this side of the Peterborough line, on the edge of what is now the MacDowell reservoir. Thornton, however, left after a year or two, and the first permanent settlers, all descendants of Ulster Protestants, arrived some time after 1760.

One can barely imagine the hardships undergone by the early settlers in wresting a livelihood from the thin, rock-strewn soil found within the township's boundaries. Nevertheless, they cleared the land, and from it derived all their necessities: not only food (bean porridge being the staple fare) but flax and wool for clothing. Despite these difficulties, Dublin prospered. By 1775, the Town had settled a minister, started work on a meetinghouse, and made provision for schools. There were 305 people in town that year. By 1800 there were over a thousand.

The Town was chartered in 1771 under the name of Dublin, but there is no record of why that name was chosen. There is speculation that one of the first settlers, Richard Strongman, was a native of Dublin, Ireland, but nobody knows for sure.


Employment Opportunity

Transfer Station Attendant

The Town of Dublin is now accepting applications for an immediate opening as a part-time Transfer Station Attendant.  The successful applicant will be required to assist the public, operate machinery and equipment associated with the processing of recyclables, lift 50 pounds, pass a background check and be willing to work towards attaining a Principal Operator, Step 3 State Certification.  The starting hourly rate for this entry level position is $11.00 - $12.00 depending on experience and qualifications.  Application and job description may be picked up at the Dublin Transfer Station, 176 Cobb Meadow Road, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday 9 am to 4 pm.  For further information contact Tom Kennedy, Superintendent at 563-8557.

The Town of Dublin is an equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Recreation Committee Members Needed!

The Selectmen are looking for community volunteers to be appointed to the Recreation Committee to develop, coordinate and implement town wide activities and events for adults and children of all ages. Do you have special skills or talents you would be willing to share with fellow members and your community? Want to see the Memorial Day Parade, Halloween Events and Winter Fest continue?  Consider volunteering, and be a part of creating lasting memories for generations to come.

Contact the Town Administrator at or 563-8544