Monkstown is a little gem nestled on the coast between Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire. With a rich heritage and historical significance, it is a picturesque and bustling coastal village. Monkstown village, while retaining a sense of community, has grown from strength to strength over the past few years. It offers the benefits of coastal village living combined with the convenience of Dublin city centre on the doorstep.
The area hosts a delightful range of shops and services, many independently owned. Whether you are looking for coffee, lunch or dinner, groceries or gifts, fashion or interior inspiration, there’s a wonderful selection.
Some of our favourites:
For coffee, brunch or lunch pop into Cinnamon, Bresson or the Avoca Salt Café
Enjoy a night out with dinner in 8a Brasserie or FX Buckley
Treat yourself to a takeaway with a choice of Italian from That’s Amore, Victoria Asian Cuisine or George’s Fish Shop
Searson’s Wines will happily give you suggestions to accompany all tastes
And if you’re visiting friends, try Blooms & Bows or Greenes Florist for a gift to bring
After a walk along the beach or around Monkstown Castle, have a browse in the stylish Seagreen, No2moro and Renaissance boutiques
Or if it’s home style you’re after get inspiration in Blue Door, Howbert & Mays Garden Centre or the wonderful Lime Lane Gallery
Sports & Recreation
Being a coastal village, sailing and SUP are hugely popular. Monkstown Swimming Pool is also an option for keen swimmers. On the sports front there is a wide choice from Monkstown Rugby Club which has a very active mini rugby section to Monkstown Tennis Club, Hockey Club and Boxing Club. There really is something for everyone. With the proximity to Dun Laoghaire, there is an even broader range to choose from. These include a simple walk on the pier or visit to the People’s Park which has a Farmer’s market every Sunday. There are also a number of coastal walking trails in the Monkstown area.
Childcare & Education
For families in the area there is a range of local primary and post-primary schools to choose from. Local primary schools include Monkstown Park Junior school, Holy Family National school, and Educate Together. Local secondary Schools include CBC Monkstown and Rockford Manor with Blackrock College and Holy Child, Killiney in very close proximity. There are various childcare and pre-schools available as well as The Red Door and St. Oliver Plunkett NS special schools.
What is happening with the property market in the Monkstown area in 2023?
There is always a strong demand for property in the South Dublin area and Monkstown is no exception. Its proximity to the city centre together with the attraction of the village centre and coastal location makes it a very desirable location. There is an excellent range of property with period properties, new builds, mature estates and attractive apartments all featured.
Two-bed apartments in the area generally sell between €400,000 and €600,000, depending on the development. Smaller three-bed modern houses generally sell in the region of €700,000-€900,000. The larger period properties can sell anywhere between €1m and €3m plus.
Given the location, it is a very desirable area for both families and downsizers with suitable properties for both these groups in high demand.
On average the length of time it is taking to agree a sale is 4-5 weeks.
With our Dun Laoghaire branch on the Monkstown side of the town, we regularly list properties in the area. Two particular properties that may be of interest to a wide group are: