Rathmines is the most sought-after area in Dublin 6.
It’s no surprise why. The location is perfect. It is far enough away from the city centre to be able to escape the hustle and bustle. However, it is only a half hour walk from most people’s homes.
Although it’s an inner city, there are not many large parks within easy reach. However, there are many green spaces nearby.
Belgrave Square is located between Ranelagh & Rathmines.
One Yelp reviewer described it as an ‘oasis in calm’. It offers a children’s playground and paths with benches for enjoying the greenery.
Ranelagh Park, located not far from Ranelagh, has its duck ponds and playground. Mount Pleasant Square is also nearby, but it’s mostly occupied with a tennis court. However, it still contains a small park for the public.
Remember that you are only a short drive away from St Stephen’s Green as well as Iveagh Gardens.
Rathmines is buzzing with restaurants
Yelp.ie lists 37 local restaurants, nearly all along Rathmines Road. These restaurants are situated between the village center and the Grand Canal. There are many options for cuisine, such as authentic Italian pizza at Manifesto, Palestinian plates at Shaksuka and vegan delights at The Carrot’s Tail. Yelp also lists 9 cafés in Rathmines.
The area has a great nightlife, with 46 bars and restaurants listed on Yelp.ie. This does not include Ranelagh and Portobello.
Rathmines village has a variety of shops and supermarkets, including Lidl and Tesco Metro.
The Swan Shopping Centre has a large Dunnes Stores, as well as outlets like Fallon & Byrne Holland & Barratt Dowlings Butchers, and Fallon & Byrne.