The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is the electric rail system which runs through Killiney. The station is about a 15-minute walk from Ballybrack village, connecting commuters North to the city centre and South to the commercial hubs of Bray and Greystones.
The train station is small and pretty but visitors to Dublin should consider taking the DART here simply to sample the breathtaking views when the train emerges from the Dalkey tunnel.
Cherrywood Luas stop is a 20-minute walk from Ballybrack village, and connects all the Green line amenities: notably Carrickmines Park, Dundrum Town Centre, Ranelagh and the city centre.
There are regularly Dublin Bus routes to the city centre, via Dun Laoghaire and the N11, and the M50 orbital motorway around Dublin.
Sport and open spaces
Killiney Hill is a popular destination for walkers and hikers availing of the spectacular views over the surrounding areas: Dublin to the northwest, the Irish Sea and the mountains of Wales (on a clear day) to the east and southeast, and Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains to the south.
Killiney Golf Club is a 9-hole golf course with spectacular views of the Wicklow mountains, the City of Dublin and Dublin Bay.
Shankill Tennis Club in nearby Shankill, is ‘Pay and Play’ tennis club where members of the public are welcome to come and play tennis.
Killiney Hill is a popular destination for walkers and hikers availing of the spectacular views, over the surrounding areas.
Schools and colleges
St. John’s N.S. Church Road, Killiney
Glenageary Killiney N.S. Wyvern, Killiney Road, Killiney
Johnstown Boys N.S. Johnstown, Dun Laoghaire
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown, Dun Laoghaire
Gaelscoil Phadraig, Sheelin Avenue, Ballybrack
Scoil Cholmcille SNS, Ballybrack
Scoil Cholmcille Junior NS, Ballybrack
St. Columbanus School, Loughlinstown Drive, Loughlinstown
Holy Child School Killiney, Military Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin
St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School, Ballinclea Rd, Killiney
St. Laurence College, Wyattville Rd, Loughlinstown
St Laurence’s College in nearby Loughlinstown is a large mixed post-primary school with a strong Leaving Cert programme.
There are several girls’ schools within easy reach: Holy Child on Military Road, Killiney, St Joseph of Cluny on Avondale Road, Loreto Dalkey and Rathdown in Glenageary are all within a short drive.
Killiney Shopping Centre is at Rochestown Avenue, locally know as the Graduate roundabout, with a small selection of shops, restaurants and SuperValu supermarket as the main tenant. Ballybrack Shopping Centre is also located in the vicinity with Tesco Supermarket as the main tenant and then a selection of small shops along the mall. Additionally, Ballybrack Village is very well serviced with a post office, filling station, a very well stocked pharmacy and gift shop, a small supermarket, credit union, dry cleaners, several hairdressers and barber shops, beauty salons and takeaways.
Cafés and restaurants
Please note, COVID-19 restrictions may affect what is currently operating from the list below.
Killiney Shopping Centre: Café Solo is a quirky little find that offers the best in casual dining at affordable prices. Cafe Solo is a perfect spot for getting together with some friends or just catching up over a good quality coffee, and some lunch or homemade treats. The Graduate pub offers a varied menu and carvery during lunch hours. The Dragon Well offers a wide menu of Chinese and Thai dishes with a take away option. Masala offers authentic Indian takeaway.
Up on the Hill
Formerly an 18th Century Dungeon and located in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Mapas Restaurant mixes the traditional elements of the castle with a sophisticated contemporary style. Nearby a quiet pub The Druid’s Chair nestled right in Killiney village, is a family run business serving food. Further up on Killiney Hill Park is the Tower Tea Rooms offering light lunches and sweet treats.
Down in the Village of Ballybrack
The Igo Inn is located in the heart of Ballybrack village. The Igo is the quintessential Dublin ‘local’, famed for its lively atmosphere, great drinks and friendly service. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, there’s always craic to be had in The Igo!
Quando Pizzeria: ‘Not all pizza is created equal’ is the logo to celebrate the art of authentic pizza making. Simple food made exactly the right way, using the best and freshest ingredients, served in a space where all are welcome.
The Village Yard is another new food and drinks space in the heart of the village with vendors dishing up burgers, fish and chips, burritos and waffles, with a coffee van also set up.
At the Beach
Fred and Nancy’s Silver Surfer is a cool food truck at the north end of Killiney Beach serving up freshly brewed tea and coffee, sandwiches, ice-cream and other treats.
Breakaway Coffee at the train station offers excellent coffee and delicious sweet treats.