Artane is a mature residential neighbourhood in Dublin 5, close to Raheny, Clontarf, Swords, Dublin Airport, and the city centre. The area is popular with families due to its excellent schools, shops, and restaurants. Local amenities include Dublin City University and Beaumount Hospital.
Residents can enjoy lots of green space with Rockfield Park, St. Anne’s Park, the Botanical Gardens and Clontarf Golf Club, all within easy reach. There are five swimming pools, active soccer and GAA clubs, and gymnastics clubs, catering for younger families.
The area is well served by public transport. Nearby Dart stations at Killester and Harmonstown allow for a fast journey into the city within 15 minutes. Bus routes include 20B, 27, 27B, 27X, 42, 42A, 42B, 43, 104 and 128. The area also offers easy access to the M50 motorway.
There are excellent schools in the area. Primary school options are St. David’s CBS, St. John of God National School, St. Fiachra’s Junior School in Beaumont, St. Mary’s Holy Faith in Killester, Scoil Neasáin and St. Brendan’s National School.
Secondary schools include St. Mary’s, St. John of God, and Our Lady of Mercy.
Dine and drink
Taza Pakistani restaurant offers a great dining experience and boosts great reviews from locals and restaurant critics.
The Goblet is in the heart of Artane, serves decent pints and good pub grub, and there is a live DJ every Saturday night.
The Roundabout Bar and Restaurant and The Horse and Hound are popular neighbourhood hangout spots.
The Manhattan is a long-standing bar offering great food, craft beers and cocktails.
Other nearby options include The Ardlea Inn, The Beachcomber, and Harry Byrne’s.
There are several shops on the Malahide Road and Artane Castle Shopping Centre is home to a large Tesco, Penney’s, Lifestyle Sports, a café, and a florist. There is also a Lidl and Aldi in the area.