South Dublin County offers a range of benefits that provide excellent quality of life to its inhabitants. Housing is affordable, spacious, and has high-quality amenities in desirable communities. There are many towns and villages within the region, each with unique characters and amenities, providing a wide range of local social activities and civic services.
These areas are well serviced with retail centres with two of Ireland's largest shopping centres (Liffey Valley and The Square) and many smaller shopping centres. The region has a network of educational amenities for all levels of education to support family life. In terms of leisure, the region has many cultural venues, including arts venues, theatres, an Irish cultural centre, heritage sites, and the Museums with an extensive choice of additional amenities only a short trip away in Dublin City Centre and along the coast. Many areas in South Dublin County are located at the foothills of the accessible walking routes in the Dublin Mountains, making for great day trips. The Rivers Liffey and Dodder traverse the County. In addition to the natural landscapes, lakes, and mountains, there is a wide range of parks, green spaces, canal walks, and sporting amenities to enhance the quality of life in South Dublin County.
Among the most affordable housing locations in the greater Dublin area, South Dublin County also benefits from many high-quality civic and private amenities. The county is accessible by an extensive network of public transport services. Due to the local authority’s foresightful planning, communities in our county are surrounded in many locations by spacious green areas and parkland.
South Dublin County has many major retail centres, including The Square and Liffey Valley, two of the countries largest shopping centres.
South Dublin County has over 280,000 people living in it, with approximately 185,000 of working age. Almost 30 percent of the local population possess a 3rd level qualification. Students in the county have seven third-level educational institutions within easy access by public transport, including UCD, DCU, Trinity College, and TU Dublin. TU Dublin (Technological University Dublin) – Ireland’s largest University – with over 28,000 students and a full-service campus in Tallaght, South Dublin County. It also has campuses in Blanchardstown and Dublin City Centre.
Tallaght University Hospital is unique. It operates under both the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group and the Children’s Hospital Group, which serves over 1.2 million across seven counties. Tallaght University Hospital is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, providing child-health, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on-site.
The Hospital Campus is 31 acres in size, with significant future development capacity, with 562 beds, 12 theatres, and 14 Critical Care beds in operation. The Hospital treats over 410,000 patients per year and employs more than 3,000 staff. The Hospital provides access for patients to over 20 medical and surgical specialties, with comprehensive on-site Laboratory and Radiology support services. It is also a national urology centre, the second-largest provider of dialysis services in the country, and a regional orthopaedic trauma centre. The Hospital is situated in South Dublin County and is easily accessible by car, bus, or Luas. It’s just a short drive from the M50 motorway and the N81.
South Dublin County is nestled between the City Centre and the Dublin Mountains. Only a short car journey, bike, or even hike, the Mountains provide some of the most beautiful views imaginable and a playground for those that love nature and the great outdoors. There are various popular locations to visit, including The Hellfire Club, Massey’s Estate, and Cruagh Wood.
The Dublin Mountains Way is a long-distance trail developed over the last 20 years by the Dublin Mountains Partnership. This 40km trail spans across the mountains from Shankill in the east to Tallaght in the west. The hike combines beautiful views with both challenging and manageable sections, whether you want to break a sweat or just take it all in. The trail has been fully way-marked with the standard yellow walking man and DMW symbol. So if your people like to breathe in the fresh air, discover nature or keep active with the likes of hill walking, hiking, mountain biking, or wild adventures, then this could be your playground.
Tallaght Stadium is located in the centre of the County and close to the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. The Stadium is the home grounds of Ireland’s most successful football club Shamrock Rovers and the Football Association of Irelands women’s national team. A multipurpose venue, the Stadium has played host to a variety of other sports, including International Rugby and American Football. Besides hosting sports events, the Stadium offers a conference and concert facility for up to 20,000 patrons. Access to the venue is excellent with the M50, LUAS, and Dublin Bus service less than 5 minutes away.