Dublin Estate Agents. Back to homepage.

Local Area

Crumlin might just be one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. As one of Dublin’s oldest suburbs and one of the first urban villages you meet at the city’s edge, its location mirrors that of those great urban villages of Kilmainham, Stoneybatter and Phibsborough. But it is the thriving atmosphere of Crumlin Village itself that really makes it stand out.

An established family area with fewer short-term renters than some other areas, Crumlin Village still has a very welcoming and local feel. The proximity to the city centre and good-quality housing has drawn many young families to the area in recent years, as it offers suburban living within easy reach of all Dublin city centre has to offer. With such an emphasis today on the 15 minute village, the location, amenities and affordability of this area means Crumlin’s time has really come.

Crumlin is bordered by Terenure, Kimmage, Walkinstown and Ballymount. Despite being so close to the city, Crumlin retains a strong community atmosphere, with a lively and working village at its heart.

Renowned for many of its famous sons and daughters, including actor Gabriel Byrne and Gemma Craven, playwright Brendan Behan and of course the legend that was and ever will be Phil Lynott, Crumlin has a distinct legacy and history that few other residential areas can match. Inspiring local initiatives such as ‘Bloomin’ Crumlin’ have sprung up and are galvanising the civic and local pride that was always evident and active.

Sport & Recreation

The area is exploding with choice for sport and recreation. There are a number of GAA clubs including Crumlin GAA, Templeogue Synge Street, Faughs GAA as well as football clubs with Crumlin United FC within the locality and Ben Dunne’s Carlisle Gym just a short walk from the village itself. The historic Crumlin Bowling club sits on the edge of one of its many public parks, William Pearse Park, and other public amenities, such as Stannaway Park, Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sommerville Park and Tymon Park are all within walking distance.

Shopping, Schools & Transport

With a Dunnes at either end of Crumlin, a Tesco Express in the village and a Supervalu close by, you don’t have to travel far for shopping. In addition, the village has everything you need from cafes, pubs, hairdressers, laundrettes, a post office and a hardware store. The Ashleaf Shopping Centre has a wide range of retail offerings, including a Starbucks, Specsavers, a well-regarded butcher’s shop, newsagents, fashion outlets and pharmacy. This centre is also undergoing refurbishment and promises to offer even more in the future.

There are also a host of primary and secondary schools in the locality including a Gaelscoil and other schools in Templeogue and Terenure are a short eight minute drive, or 30 minute walk away. Access to UCD is via the 17 bus route and city centre universities are well served by a variety of routes.

The city centre is less than 15 minutes by car and approx. 45 minutes by foot. It is also well served by public transport with over 12 different bus routes, connecting Crumlin Village to its fellow villages of Rathmines, Harold’s Cross, Sandymount, Ranelagh and even Blackrock!

Out & About

After a visit to the shops followed by coffee in Red Aoife’s, a stroll in Beechfield Park is always welcomed. For a light lunch, our favourite spot is Deli-licious. For anyone who wants to venture out, but not too far on a Saturday night, there’s always a super atmosphere in The Hungry Duck or you could just enjoy a drink with neighbours in The Village Inn or The Pines.

Property Market

What has been happening with the property market in Crumlin area in 2022?

Demand for properties has been strong and there continues to be a shortage of properties coming to the market. Crumlin is an affordable area in comparison to some of its neighbours and has the attraction of the village centre. The most listed properties fell within the price brackets of €300,000 to €400,000.

Given the abundance of schools and recreational activities, as well as the proximity to the city centre, it is no surprise that family homes in move in condition are extremely popular. On average the length of time it is taking to agree a sale is 4 weeks

Featured Property

Our featured property in this area is Innismore – a wonderful family home in the heart of Crumlin