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Ballinteer (Irish: Baile an tSaoir, meaning "Town of the Stonemason") is a southside suburb of Dublin, located in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county, Ireland, extensively developed from the late 1960s onwards.
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 along with the ex-counsel estate Hillview. The most recent estate, Ballintyre, began construction in 2005 and finished in mid-2008.
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.
Ballinteer has a range of shops and businesses including a mid-size supermarket located along Ballinteer Avenue. Also located here is a post office, two betting shops and two public houses. Every New Years day, the two public houses play a game of soccer in nearby Marley Park. Marlay Park is a large open parkland, with a craft centre near the old "big house"; the park hosts major concerts every year. Aside from St. Enda's, Dodder Park and Bushy Park (see above) and small green spaces, the area also hosts two golf clubs.
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.
- Fianna Fáil TD. Former Government Chief Whip Tom Kitt and his son David, an Irish musician
- Dublin inter-county Gaelic footballer Coman Goggins
- Dublin inter-county Gaelic footballer Johnny McNally
- Dublin inter-county Gaelic footballer Nicky Devereux
- Former Republic of Ireland soccer international Richard Sadlier
- 400m Irish record holder, David Gillick
- Carly Hennessy Smithson lived here until she moved to the United States
- Danny O'Donoghue, lead singer of The Script
- Jason Byrne, comedian
- David Malone, Paralympian, gold medal swimmer
- Derek Daly, former racing driver
- Jimmy Gopperth, rugby player
- Saint Attracta's.
- Our Lady's Boys' School.
- Our Lady's Girls' School.
- Scoil Naithí.
- Ballinteer Educate Together National School
- Ballinteer Community School.
- Wesley College.
- Ballinteer St. Johns which is one of the fastest growing clubs on the Dublin GAA club scene.
- Broadford Rovers soccer club was established in 1978. The club is based at Stonemason's Way; facilities include two dressing rooms and two state of the art AstroTurf football pitches. The senior teams and seven-a-side teams play at Broadford Park on Saturdays and Sundays. The middle teams (under elevens to under eighteens) play at nearby Marlay Park. Broadford has produced recognised players including Glen Fitzpatrick (Saint Patrick's Athletic) and Richard Sadlier who played for Millwall who had one international cap for Ireland before his career was cut short due to injury and Ian Daly who plays for Irish Premier Division Side St Patrick's Athletic F.C.. Irish golfer Padraig Harrington also once played in goal for Broadford Rovers.
other former League of Ireland players Robert Ryan, Jason Bushe and Mark Quinless also played for the club
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