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Local Area

Clontarf is a beautiful and historic suburb in Dublin 3. It is nestled along the north of Dublin Bay offering coastal living with easy access to the city centre. The area is known for its vibrant and close-knit community and is a highly desirable place to live.

Clontarf Promenade is probably the most notable landmark in the area, stretching for 3km along the coastline and offering picturesque views. Just opposite is the wonderful St. Anne’s Park, one of Dublin’s largest and most beautiful public parks. Set on over 220 acres, the park features extensive green spaces and woodlands.

The area is well served by public transport with the DART on the doorstep and regular bus services.


Quillsen Favourites

Whatever you fancy to eat or drink you are spoilt for choice in Clontarf as well as playing  host to a wide range of other boutiques and shops.

For coffee or brunch try Ebb & Flow, Surge Coffee or Bold & Brass Coffee all of which are along the Clontarf Road.

After a walk around St. Annes Park, you can try lunch in Olive’s Room in the park or nearby is Bay on the Clontarf Road in Dollymount or Kennedy’s on Vernon Avenue.

There’s an array of restaurants and pubs to choose from with many of these offering both lunch and dinner options. For casual pub grub head to The 1884, Kavanaghs or the Yacht Bar & Restaurant which serve an excellent carvery and a separate a la carte menu.  Hemmingways is super spot offering great seafood and Picasso & Kinara are both firm favourites with the locals. For a quiet night in, it’s hard to beat Boshoff’s for fish & chips but there is a selection of Chinese, Thai and pizza places too.  You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Clontarf!

The Clontarf area also boasts an array of local shops and amenities centred around the Clontarf Road area with several convenience stores plus other smaller local retail shops including Lott’s & Co, Nolan’s and Brady’s Butchers. There is the well-known ladies boutiques Rocco and Renaissance. With a range of florists – Clontarf Florist and The Flowershop. Off licenses – O’Briens, Clontarf Wines and Kellys, as well as several hairdressers, barbers, hardware and gift shops, you’ll be ready for any occasion.


Sport & Recreation

Aside from walking, jogging or cycling on Clontarf Promenade or around St. Annes Park, there are a host of clubs and other leisure amenities on the doorstep in the area. Clontarf is well-known for both cricket, being the home ground of the Ireland cricket team and rugby - sports which share grounds at Castle Avenue. There are also GAA clubs, two tennis clubs and several football clubs in the area. Many of these use the St. Anne’s Park facilities for training and matches. In addition, Clontarf is also home to Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club which caters for novices as well as more seasoned sailors. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the courses at the prestigious Royal Dublin Golf Club as well as St Anne’s Golf Links Course.


Childcare & Education

The area has a host of both primary and secondary schools. These include Belgrove National School Group, Greenlanes NS and an Educate Together on Collins Avenue.

At second level, there is a Holy Faith School and the mixed Mount Temple Comprehensive School. Other popular schools in the locality include St. Paul’s College in Raheny, Belvedere College S.J. and Loreto St Stephens Green in the city centre.

Special education facilities exist at the premises of the Central Remedial Clinic and the Irish Wheelchair Association. There is also a large choice of Montessori and creche facilities locally.


Property Market

Clontarf offers a breadth of property for anyone interested in living in this fabulous community with a wonderful blend of period homes, modern apartments and traditional cottages. Smaller apartments range from €350,000 with larger, premium properties commanding well over €2,000,000. Mid-range, 3-4 bedroom family homes average between €650,000 - €1,400,000. Prices do fluctuate in the area for the same property types depending on the condition.

Here are just an example of our current listings in the Clontarf area:



31 Pintail House, Redcourt Oaks, Clontarf, Dublin 3


90 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3


4 Hollybrook Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3



15 Kincora Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3