Blanchardstown is a large outer suburb of Dublin in the modern county of Fingal
Located ten km north-west of the Dublin city centre, it has developed since the 1960s from a small village to a point where Greater Blanchardstown is the largest urban area in Fingal.
It is within the historical barony of Castleknock in the traditional County Dublin, as well as the Dublin 15 postal area and the Dublin West electoral constituency.
One of Ireland’s largest shopping and leisure complexes — the Blanchardstown Centre and adjacent facilities — is located in the area.
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre offers a unique shopping & leisure experience
Home to over 180 stores, 3 Retail Parks and 25 Restaurants, it is located just outside Dublin City on the N3, (M50 exit 6) linked to all major motorways making it Ireland’s most accessible and largest destination shopping centre.
Parking is completely free. Shopping is a pleasure and there are plenty to choose from including Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, BT2, Superdry, H&M, Topshop, River Island, Oasis, Warehouse, Zara, Dunnes Stores & Penneys.
Here you will find everything you need for your home
3 destination Retail Parks surround Blanchardstown Centre. Here you will find everything you need for your home from DFS, Harvey Norman, Currys/PC World, Woodies DIY, and Home Store & More. You will also find many more stores including Smyths Toystore, TKMaxx, Lifestyle Sports & 53 Degrees North. The Draiocht Arts Theatre, Leisure Plex Entertainment Centre, Ireland’s largest purpose-built public library and The 4 Star Crowne Plaza Hotel can also be found in our retail parks.
There are over 25 restaurants and coffee shops including Nando’s, Captain America’s, Milano, Wagamama, Eddie Rockets, McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and a 9 Screen Odeon cinema complex with its very own ISense theatre.
Excellent facilities for family
Blanchardstown Centre offers excellent facilities and disability services including designated parking spaces, disabled toilet facilities, braille lifts and electronic equipment from Shop Mobility, located at the Red entrance on level 1.
For families, there is a private Mothering Room, a Baby Changing Room, Parent & Child designated parking and Easy Stroller units for hire. Check out our Kids Club too, it’s completely free.
Frequently asked question
Blanchardstown has endured some bad press in recent years thanks to organised crime activity (Dublin west, which includes Blanchardstown, recorded the third highest crime rate in the country last year, with 539 offences per 10,000 population).
Shopping is a pleasure at Blanchardstown Centre with over 180 stores to choose from including Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, BT2, Superdry, H&M, Topshop, River Island, Oasis, Warehouse, Zara, Dunnes Stores & Penneys. 3 destination Retail Parks surround Blanchardstown Centre.
The name Blanchardstown comes from the Blanchard family, who were granted their estate some time between 1250 and 1260. The name ‘Blanchard’ is thought to come from the French word blanch, meaning white, and could refer to white or fair hair.
It opened in October 1996 and was extended in 2004 to create extra retail space. It lies in the administration of Fingal County Council. The Blanchardstown Centre is served by over 600 bus movements per day, and is close to Dublin’s M50 radial motorway, and adjacent to the M3 motorway.