Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County is located between the outer suburbs of Dublin City and the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains on the East Coast of Ireland. It has a population of approximately 207,000 people.
Located on Dublin’s southside, there are numerous transport options available to take you into the city or beyond Dublin towards other parts of Ireland, including the M50, N11, LUAS and DART. For cyclists there are newly expanded cycle lanes around the area making for a safe commute or exercise route.
This beautiful part of Dublin has the unique advantage of proximity to both the mountains and the sea. The Dublin Mountains are only a short distance from every suburban area providing a dramatic backdrop to urban living. Likewise, there are 6 blue-flag beaches available on your doorstep such as Killiney or Sandycove as well as popular bathing spots like Dún Laoghaire’s Forty Foot and Seapoint in Monkstown. All of this means that outdoor pursuits like hiking, mountaineering, paddleboarding, swimming and kayaking are easily accessible for you and your family and friends.
Dotted throughout the area you’ll also find numerous clean, well-tended parks like Cabinteely Park, Marlay Park or the People’s Park giving you further opportunities to re-energise and enjoy nature. At the weekends, in both Marlay and People’s Park you can enjoy local farmers’ markets offering seasonal and artisan produce.
With key cultural sites like the National Maritime Museum, Dalkey and Rathfarham Castles, this part of Dublin is steeped in history and heritage. Throughout the year, there are regular events taking place, like festivals, concerts and family activities so there is always something going on in the area.
The new Central Library and Cultural Centre, dlr LexIcon, is the latest addition to the area. It comprises a performance space, an art gallery, education workshop space and cafe. The library also includes a public “living room” overlooking the park, with space for internet use, as well as a resource for community information and a dedicated suite of rooms for young people.
Each town has access to local shopping areas, with the largest centre, Dundrum, being easily accessible from all localities. Equally, there is an abundance of primary and secondary schools options in all localities. Third level options include UCD, the largest university in Ireland and IADT, one of the leading colleges for media, art and communications. Sport enthusiasts are well served with an abundance of golf courses, as well as football, rugby, hockey and athletics clubs in each local area.
This is a vibrant, friendly and welcoming part of Dublin with a strong sense of community and well-developed networks for all who chose to live in this area.
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