Stretching from the N7 and Tymon Park, all the way to the Dublin Mountains, Dublin 24 is almost a city in its own right.
The area is the youngest part of the City, with most areas dating back only to the ’70s, so the infrastructure and design is more modern and planned than the city centre, with more open spaces and better transport links
Dublin 24’s main residential areas were traditionally based around Tallaght, with Firhouse and Oldbawn further south, but Citywest and Kingswood to the North and West are now the focus of development, bringing a mix of apartments and family homes along the N7 corridor.
Dublin 24 grew out of planned development in the 70’s offering Dubliners access to the countryside along the main commuter corridors to the Southwest. This gives the area a more modern and organised feel but retains the rural appeal by retaining extensive parkland especially along the Dodder River valley
Dublin 24 runs west of the M50 from City west and Kingswood to the North down to the foothills of the Dublin mountains which contain Firhouse and Oldbawn. Tallaght forms the heartland of Dublin 24, running along the important N81 corridor. The Poddle and Dodder rivers run through the region, surrounded by linear parks and well-maintained walks.
The Dublin Mountains form a stunning backdrop to the area, with the Glensamole valley drawing the eye up toward the peak of Kippure.
When built, the Square in Tallaght was the largest Shopping centre in Ireland and is still one of Dublin’s Big 4. With a massive expansion planned, it continues to be the retail and cultural centre Point of Dublin 24.
All of the areas have their own focal points though, including Citywest and Firhouse shopping centres, whilst the planned development ensures that local shops are never far away.
Sports and Social
Appealing to families, Dublin 24 has a strong sporting tradition. GAA, Football, Boxing, Swimming and Basketball are particularly well represented. The Tallaght Stadium, home to Shamrock Rovers, is the cornerstone of Tallaght sporting life having hosted some memorable Champions League and International matches.
Culture is also well represented in Dublin 24, with the showpiece Civic, Tallaght and Rua Red Theatres, several cinemas and Music Venues and a strong youth focus, including the Youth Filmmakers club.
Tallaght is at the forefront of transport thinking, being well served by Luas and Bus routes into the city and surrounding areas. The N81 runs from Carlow and West Wicklow into the city, whilst the southwest is within easy reach along the N7.
Citywest enjoys access to mainline trains and a regular commuter service runs into Heuston Train station.
What to buy in Dublin 24
Firhouse and Oldbawn are older developments, with a higher proportion of houses to apartments, but Tallaght reflects more modern thinking, with a greater mix of apartments better suited to first-time buyers, whether single or young couples.
Citywest and Kingswood have carried on the westward expansion, and provide excellent properties for larger families along the N7 corridor.
Tallaght is Dublin’s “Second City”, offering amenities you’d expect from a place twice the size. Close to City and mountains, Tallaght has it all. Find out more here
Sitting between the City and the Mountains, Firhouse has a more local feel, and provides great access to the Mountains, adding to the rural appeal
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Citywest offers modern homes for Dublin’s commuters looking for a better quality of life in a rural setting, centred around a World-class hotel and golf course.
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