Ballinteer

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Ballinteer Avenue, Coach House pub area
Off Ballinteer Ave in the Superquinn shopping area

Ballinteer (Irish: Baile an tSaoir, meaning "Home of the Stonemason") is a southside suburb of Dublin, located in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county, Ireland, extensively developed from the late 1960s onwards.

History[edit]

Originally it consisted of some housing groups off Ballinteer Avenue (Mayfield Terrace, Ballinteer Gardens, and Ballinteer Park). These were built between the 1920s and 1950s, and are locally referred to as 'Old Ballinteer'. Ludford Estate was built in the late 1960s, followed by Ballinteer Drive, Grove, Crescent, Close. The latter four roads were originally called Lissadel Estate when built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The sprawling estate of Broadford was built between the mid-1970s and early 1980s. The most recent estate, Ballintyre, began construction in 2005 and finished in mid-2008.

Geography[edit]

Ballinteer is located approximately 10 km (6 mi) from the city centre as the crow flies; to the west is Rathfarnham, to the east is Sandyford and Stepaside, to the south are the Dublin Mountains, and to the north is Dundrum. Ballinteer is also bordered by the 120 hectares (300 acres) Marlay Park.

Transport[edit]

Ballinteer is serviced by the 14, 16, 75, 116, and 161 buses, and is also within walking distance of the Luas light rail system. For many years it was serviced by the 48A bus route which is now discontinued.

People[edit]

Education[edit]

Primary[edit]

  • Saint Attracta's.
  • Our Lady's Boys' School.
  • Our Lady's Girls' School.
  • Scoil Naithí.
  • Ballinteer Educate Together National School

Secondary[edit]

  • Ballinteer Community School.
  • Wesley College.

Sports[edit]

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°17′N 6°16′W / 53.283°N 6.267°W / 53.283; -6.267