Clonskeagh

Clonskeagh is a small southern suburb in Dublin located approximately 4km from Dublin city centre. It is primarily a mature residential area which was developed in the early decades of the 20th century.

Clonskeagh has a village green and a number of local shops and is close to the villages of Dundrum, Goatstown, Milltown, Windy Arbour and Ranelagh.

Transport links include the N11 route, a number of buses servicing the area with the Green line Luas within walking distance at Windy Arbour.

 

HISTORY AND CULTURE

Clonskeagh was formerly a village that dates back to 1171. In the mid-1800’s it was a village bordered by other communities and townlands such a Roebuck to the South, Milltown to the North West and Vergemount to the North. Its older name was “Cluainsgeach” means meadow or pasture and originated where early industrialists in the late eighteenth century used the water of the River Dodder for mills which created considerable manufacturing jobs in the making of cloth, ironwork and bakeries.

The first-ever All Ireland Senior Football Championship final was held in Beech Hill, Clonskeagh on the 29th April 1888 on the grounds of St. Benburbs Football Club.

 

EDUCATION

This area boasts four primary and five secondary schools. There are a number of primary and secondary schools in the surrounding areas.

St. Killian’s German school and the Lycee Francis d’Irlande share a Eurocampus on Roebuck Road offering a private school in a multicultural environment.

Our Lady’s Grove (Catholic, mixed) is the main primary school in Clonskeagh.

Other schools in the area include Ardtona House School, Our Lady’s Grove Primary and Secondary School.

University College Dublin is to the East of Clonskeagh, Ireland’s leading university and home to over 20,000 students.

 

EAT & DRINK

Ashton Gastropub is an award-winning gastropub right on the banks of the river Dodder serving premium local products across their seasonal menus.

Berman & Wallace restaurant is tucked away at Belfield Office Park offering bistro-style in-season menus.

The 105 Café Bistro offers casual dining in its shabby chic café operating seven days a week.

Other great options include Wilde and Green in Milltown and Golden Olive Restaurant in Clonskeagh.

You can enjoy a drink and panoramic views of the Dodder at the Dropping Well in Milltown.

Farmer Browns is a family pub with a difference with an extensive south-facing beer garden, ever-popular with locals.

 

SHOP

There are many cafes, shops, pubs, and restaurants to be enjoyed around the area of Clonskeagh.  Local options include Spar and Clonskeagh Grocery, a chemist and a number of banks. Close by is Dundrum Town Centre, the villages of Rathmines, Ranelagh and Donnybrook, all with a plentiful supply of cafes, restaurants, and shopping facilities.   There is a SuperValu found in Mount Merrion in a weekly shop.

 

Other neighbourhood offerings

There are many green spaces nearby to be enjoyed, Palmerstown Park, Dartry Park, Herbert Park along with the Royal Hospital in Donnybrook.  There are several churches and a mosque. The area is also home to two business parks with approximately 100 businesses residing there.