LOTS TO LOVE ABOUT CASTLEKNOCK
At only 8km away from O’Connell Bridge it would be fair to say that Castleknock enjoys one of the best locations in Dublin. Castleknock starts at the main PhoenixPark gates and stretches west all the way past the RoyalCanal and its border with Blanchardstown and Clonsilla.
With all that natural beauty on your doorstep weekends are going to get a whole lot more interesting!
With that in mind we’re excited to announce the arrival of Castleknock Cross, a stunning new development of very spacious A-rated and luxurious 5 bedroom family homes, a stones throw away from Castleknock village. So with the house sorted we thought we’d explore the area for you to see what it has to offer in terms of amenities and recreational pursuits to keep you entertained. We didn’t have to look too far!
Over 2,300 sporting events take place in Phoenix Park every year, with soccer, Gaelic football, hurling and camogie just a few of them. For those less sporty there are plenty of other activities organised by local clubs for you to enjoy such as orienteering, astronomy and model aeroplane flying. The park is also home to the oldest cricket club in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world, formed in 1830, you’ll find it next to the Citadel pond. Then there’s the All Ireland Polo Club, founded in 1873 it’s the oldest polo club in Europe.
NATURE CLOSE UP
No trip to the park would be complete without a visit to Dublin Zoo, one of the world’s oldest zoos standing on 28 hectare and home to some 400 animals. The zoo has been extensively developed and upgraded over the last few years and the result is a stunning environment for animal observation. Top off your day with a visit to the Victorian Tea Rooms for some freshly baked fare, constructed in 1896 it is still as popular today as it was back then!
CHOICE OF SCHOOL
You’ll find a great selection of schools here too, St. Brigid’s, Scoil Thomas and Castleknock National School all cater for your little ones while at secondary level you have Castleknock College for boys and nearby Mount Sackville in Chapelizod for girls. There’s also CastleknockCommunity College which caters for both girls and boys.
If you fancy a bite to eat then a visit to the newly opened Earth & Vine restaurant in Castleknock Hotel & Country Club is worth checking out for a tasty artisan food experience. The newly refurbished gym is due to open at Christmas if you feel the urge to burn off a few calories. Not only popular with locals, it’s said the Irish Soccer Team like to stay here before matches!
In Castleknock village itself, enjoy a nice creamy pint in Myos pub or De Bruns pub where their Steak on a Stone is a firm favourite with locals. Or for a more defined dining experience book a table in Castello Bruno for some tasty Italian fare. If you’re looking for a scenic setting then a visit to the nearby 12th Lock Hotel offers a picturesque canal side location where you can sit and enjoy some Tapas from their El Cordobes menu. They can even organise a barge trip for you if you book in advance.
Whatever your sports preference there’s a local club to cater for it, from Golf Clubs, Rugby, GAA and Soccer clubs, or take a Zumba class in Anatomic Fitness in the Castleknock Celtic FC Club House. Alternatively simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the banks of The Royal Canal or in the PhoenixPark which is always buzzing and alive with activity. What’s not to love!