Located less than 5km from the city centre, Donnybrook is one of the most sought-after locations to live in South Dublin. With its large Victorian and Edwardian houses as well as leafy trees and quiet streets — the neighbourhood oozes character and prestige.
It’s a beautiful place to raise a family too; boasting some of the best-rated schools in Dublin. The privatised Teresian College for girls and the co-educational John Scottus school are held in particularly high esteem. What’s more, a number of sports clubs are nearby; including Donnybrook Lawn Tennis Club, David Lloyd Riverview Gym, as well as public parks.
If you enjoy wining and dining, Donnybrook offers a wide choice of cafes, bars and restaurants. Popular spots including Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill; Mulberry Garden; The Greenery Donnybrook; and Arthur Mayne’s are on your doorstep. Other facilities in the village include dry cleaning; hair salons; dentists; banks; and florists.
Heading into town? Stephen’s Green is just a 15-minute drive away, or you can walk there in 40 minutes. Public transport is also available; Donnybrook is serviced by Dublin Bus routes 46A, 39A, and 145. Want to live here? Have a look at these three dream houses available to buy right now.
12 Eglinton Square, €980,000
Originally built in 1978, this four-bedroom home at 12 Eglinton Square has been recently refurbished throughout. Spread over three floors, the house features a large open-plan living area with light, wooden floors. The kitchen includes all mod-cons, including storage units with soft closing doors; Nordmende five-ring hob; Electrolux oven; integrated dishwasher and washing machines; and an oak kitchen island/breakfast bar. A low-maintenance garden is located to the rear of the property while a patio offers a private suntrap. The property also comes with two designated parking spaces.
10 Greenfield Crescent, €3,000,000
This light-filled, detached property at 10 Greenfield Crescent is discretely tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Built in 2002, the five-bedroom house also includes five bathrooms and five spacious reception rooms. To add to the luxury, a gym room and sauna are located just off the kitchen. The property is protected at the front by electronic gates; while a large, secluded garden is located at the back. With built-in wardrobes, a roof-terrace, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system; this place is the definition of ‘dream house’.
3 Brookvale Road, €595,000
Unlike the large houses listed above, this two-bedroom terraced house at 3 Brookvale Road is ideal for couples or small families. According to estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald, the period home overlooks the leafy banks of the River Dodder to the front, with an internal courtyard to the back. Upstairs you’ll find two double bedrooms with high ceilings and recessed lighting. One bedroom has built-in sliding wardrobes; a fireplace and attic access; while the other has a fireplace and river views.