Cherrywood, Dublin

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Coill na Silíní
Cherrywood, Dublin
Cherrywood, Dublin
Cherrywood is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°14′40.6″N 6°8′29.3″W / 53.244611°N 6.141472°W / 53.244611; -6.141472Coordinates: 53°14′40.6″N 6°8′29.3″W / 53.244611°N 6.141472°W / 53.244611; -6.141472
CountyDún Laoghaire–Rathdown
 • Dáil ÉireannDún Laoghaire
31 m (102 ft)
Eircode (Routing Key)
Area code(s)01 (+3531)
Irish Grid ReferenceO244235

Cherrywood (Irish: Coill na Silíní) is a developing new suburb of Dublin, Ireland, bordering Loughlinstown and Rathmichael. It is located to the southeast of the city, in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. The development primarily comprises Cherrywood Business Park, and some residential development.


Cherrywood lies in between the M50 motorway and the N11 road, about a kilometer north of where they fork from the M11, and is divided by the R118 regional road which runs northeast to southwest through the area, crossing the N11 at Wyattville Road and joining the M50 at Junction 16. The Business Park (officially Cherrywood Science and Technology Park) lies south of this road and a residential zone to the north.


Cherrywood is being formed around the business park, in a deliberate process under a Cherrywood-Carrickmines Local Area Plan, the 2004 County Development Plan, and a related Cherrywood-Rathmichael Area Plan. Cherrywood is designated as a District Centre, and limits apply to certain forms of development there.[citation needed]

Cherrywood Business Park[edit]

In 1998 the first office buildings were developed in the business park but development proceeded slowly. As with other planned developments in Ireland, the property crash in 2008 affected this development.[1] As of 2015, several buildings were still empty while other planned developments were incomplete, and some reports described parts of the development as a "ghost town".[2] In total the business park has an area of approximately 400 acres, with much still to be developed.[citation needed]

New management[edit]

In 2012 investors created a new management company to market the area again after the collapse of Liam Carroll's group.[3] This was backed by AIB Bank and Danske Bank (parent company of National Irish Bank). Parts of the area received a facelift, with some incomplete concrete foundations filled-in to offer extra uncovered parking.[citation needed] Also the "facilities building", which had previously only housed a Subway outlet, was expanded to include a 2-story Ben Dunne gym.[4]

The main tenant in the development is Dell, which has its Dublin Campus located at Cherrywood . Other tenants included financial company Friends First,[5] Capricorn Ventis, Rational Full Tilt Poker and health-care company Covidien.[citation needed]

Most of the main office buildings are owned by the same team that developed the area and are marketed as part of the "Cherrywood Dublin master plan"[6] A new master plan was made[7] and since 2017 work was ongoing preparing the infrastructure such as developing roads and facilities for electricity and sewer system. Also the realisation of the planned public parks was underway with the planting of trees.[8]


The Luas Green Line was extended from Sandyford to Cherrywood. Construction started in February 2007 and the line became operational on 16 October 2010.[9] There are two Luas stops in Cherrywood; the eponymous Cherrywood, and the current terminus at Brides Glen.

Luas tram stationery at the Brides Glen terminus


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Plans approved for €1 billion development in former ghost town Cherrywood". The Journal. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019. Cherrywood never lived up to the Celtic Tiger hype that was promised – though the area drew in many residents, development there halted after the [2008] crash
  2. ^ "There's a brand new plan to make former ghost town Cherrywood look more like New York". The Journal. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ Irishtimes: Cherrywood development to proceed, 9 May 2012. Visited: 31 May 2012
  4. ^ website on Facilities Building, visited 31-5-2012
  5. ^ "FF website with contact details". Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  6. ^ Offering of available commercial buildings on Cherrywood Dublin website
  7. ^ Master plan on Cherrywood development website, visited 13 January, 2018
  8. ^ Developers website's news-section, visited 13 January, 2018
  9. ^ LUAS extension Archived October 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine


  • Dún Laoghaire, Dublin: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Plan, 2004; Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; Sections 1 and 3