Mounttown Cottages is a group of 7 cottages at the top of the hill locally known as Gamble's Hill or "Widow Gamble's Hill"

Click to enlarge   click to enlarge The designations Gamble's Hill or "Widow Gamble's Hill" relate to the supposed haunting of the area by the ghost of the Widow Gamble.

The story is told in a school essay written by two boys in CBS Dun Laoghaire in 1935 and collected and digitized by as part of the national folklore collection.  Read the story in two pages (left).  Readers should be aware that there was a pond (now disappeared), a river (now culverted) and a graveyard nearby.

The road is nowadays officially known as Mounttown Road Upper.