Rathmines in Dublin 6 is a highly sought-after address. It’s easy to see why. It’s a great location, away from the bustle of the city center, yet close enough to the highway that it is easy to commute. For many, it takes only half an hour.
Is Rathmines a pleasant area?
There are not many parks in the immediate vicinity of this inner-city area, even though it is a very upscale one. There are however many pleasant areas of green close by.
Belgrave Square, a small park located between Ranelagh and Rathmines, has been described as an “oasis” of calm by one Yelp reviewer. There is a playground for children, as well as paths and benches to enjoy the greenery.
Ranelagh Park is located in Ranelagh, which is not far from the center of town. It has a duck pond, playground and Ranelagh Park. Mount Pleasant Square, although occupied mainly by a tennis club, still has a small, public park.
You’re just a short drive from St Stephen’s Green, and Iveagh Gardens.
Rathmines buzzes with great places to eat
Yelp.ie lists 37 restaurants within the area. Most of them are located along Rathmines Road, which runs between the village centre & the Grand Canal. You can find a variety of cuisines, including authentic Italian pizza at Manifesto or Palestinian plates at Shaksuka. Vegan delights are also available at The Carrot’s Tail. According to Yelp, there are 9 cafes in Rathmines.
There are 46 bars and pubs listed in the area on Yelp.ie. However, this does not include Ranelagh or Portobello.
Do you want your take-out delivered? It’s possible to order take-out delivery from 183 restaurants on Just Eat. There are also 200 locations on Deliveroo and Uber Eats.
Rathmines Village is bustling with independent shops and supermarkets like Lidl or Tesco Metro.
The Swan Shopping Centre is a rather upscale shopping centre that houses Dunnes Stores and outlets such as Holland & Barratt, Fallon & Byrne and Dowlings Butchers.
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