Booterstown is a lovely coastal suburb approximately 7km south from Dublin city centre which can be easily accessed via the Dart. Beside the sea, it is a very popular place to live and close to Blackrock, Sandymount and Mount Merrion.
There are a wide range of attractive housing stock, traditional in architecture and character. The original properties retain the old-world charm and pretty styles with a mix of Victorian, Period, Red Brick, Georgian, Edwardian, modern and contemporary homes.
The village itself has several local shops, a restaurant, bar and the coastline that offers many opportunities for walks with trails for walking, cycling and swimming.
The area is well served with two good quality bus corridors and the Dart services the area.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Booterstown was once renowned for its rich farming land. Its original name came from the produce created Butterstown and this name was in place until the end of the 18th century. During this time the only building in the area was Booterstown Castle which still stands today.
There are many great primary and secondary school options in the catchment area.
The main primary school is Booterstown National School, a co-educational national school.
St Mary’s Boys National School is all boys’ primary school. Our Lady of Mercy Convent is an all-girls primary school.
St Andrews College is a co-educational day school.
Willow Park Junior School is a private school for boys from 5- 12 years.
Secondary Schools options include:
Blackrock College is a private day and boarding secondary school for boys aged 13–18.
Sion Hill is one of the oldest girls’ secondary schools in Ireland and is a voluntary school for girls.
Colaiste Iosagain is an all Irish girls secondary gaelscoil.
Colaiste Eoin is a Hebrew language secondary Gaelcholáiste.
DINE & DRINK
The Old Punchbowl, dates back to 1779 is a famous tavern offering great food, welcoming hospitality and live music. It is steeped in history and a must see!
Gleeson’s is right in the heart of Booterstown and was once Murphy’s traditional pub and grocery store. Today it is a much-loved townhouse serves exceptional quality food and accommodation options.
Well established pubs in Blackrock to be enjoyed including O’Rourke’s, Conways, The Breffni Inn, and The Wicked Wolf. Well known eateries in Blackrock are Ouzos and Dunne & Crescenzi.
While shopping is limited in Booterstown, Blackrock village is a five-minute drive away providing good shopping facilities and boutique shops. Merrion Shopping Centre, Stillorgan Shopping are both close by for weekly shopping trips.
OTHER NEIGHBOURHOOD OFFERINGS
The Booterstown’s area is well known for its extensive sporting facilities at St. Andrew’s College and Newpark Sports Centre.