Churchtown

Churchtown is a quiet southside residential neighbourhood in Dublin 14, close to Dundrum and Rathfarnham.  It is an affluent area home to a lot of young families with great amenities.

There are strong transport links in this region; it is close to the city centre by bus or Luas and also positioned well for the M50. The Luas is just a few short minutes’ walk at Dundrum and Windy Arbour.  There are a number of parks nearby to enjoy including Rathfarnham castle, St. Enda’s, and Marlay Park.   Nutgrove shopping centre is the main shopping with Dundrum shopping centre a short drive away.

HISTORY

Churchtown is named after the tiny St Nahi’s church and was once a large estate and agricultural land.  The Bottle Tower is a unique landmark and the name hails from a local landmark in 1742, now a popular gastropub.

EDUCATION

There are three primary schools and two  secondary school in the area.

Good Shepherd National School is a Catholic mixed school.  Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige is a mixed multidenominational Gaelscoil, and Ballinteer Educate Together is multidenominational and mixed.

De La Salle College is the main Catholic, boys’ secondary school and Loreto Beaufort High School which is an all girls school.

 DINE & DRINK

There are many great options in the area to be enjoyedHoward’s Way is a reliable local option serving great breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices.

The Bottle Tower pub is a longstanding choice servicing great food, drinks, and craft beer.

The Glenside is a popular option for locals to enjoy good food in a traditional setting with its own thatched roof.

Churchtown stores is a new addition on Braemor Road offering tasting food and drinks in a cosy environment with a friendly atmosphere.

Elephant and Castle is a popular franchise offering great food in a relaxed fun environment.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin at Dundrum is a longstanding iconic bar and restaurant.

Close by, on the grounds of Airfield estate, is Overends Kitchen who source and serve local produce.

SHOPPING

For a weekly shop, there is a Lidl, Aldi and Tesco at Nutgrove shopping centre. Close by in Dundrum there is an array of shopping options including a Tesco and Lidl.  For convenience shopping, there is a Supervalu located on the Braemor Road.

OTHER NEIGHBOURHOOD OFFERINGS

Airfield Estate in Dundrum is an urban farm and gardens offering acres of green space, animals, and woodlands. A perfect place to enjoy a family day out.

The Castle Golf Club and Milltown Golf Club is a superb 18-hole Parkland course and a haven for golf lovers on the doorstep to be enjoyed.