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The area is bordered by the M50 motorway to the NE, Katherine Tynan Road to the SE, the Belgard Road to the SW and the N7 to the NW. Traditionally considered to be part of the hinterland of Clondalkin Village yet lying inside of the historical Parish of Tallaght, the area is now divided by the Ballymount Road, with roughly two thirds in Tallaght (Dublin 24), and the remainder, west of the road, in Clondalkin (Dublin 22), and therefore served by different Garda Stations. It has a population of approximately 2200
Kingswood has a launderette, a betting shop, fast-food outlets, a pub, a pharmacy, a convenience store, a church and two community centres.
The old community centre now serves as a centre for hip hop dance, speech and drama classes and a karate dojo. Next to it, there is the newer community centre. It hosts local community group "Kingswood Says No" WeWontPay protests, sport matches (including indoor javelin wrestling), exercise and health fitness club. The scout den, which won the Irish Architectural Innovation Award in 1989, is beside the community centre and houses the 158th Castleview Scout Group. The Roman Catholic parish church is shared with Kilnamanagh.
Schools in the area include St Kilian's Junior School (founded in 1979), and St Kilian's Senior School (founded in 1986).
Kingswood Community College was opened in September 2016. As well as the full Leaving Certificate programme, the school provides for the new Junior Cycle Framework.
Kingswood Castle FC are the local soccer club founded in 2013, and play their home matches in Ballymount park in black and white.
St Killians GAA Club merged with St. Kevins GAA Club in Kilnamanagh in 1998, as both clubs sought to compete with the larger superclubs that predominate in the Tallaght/Templeogue area.
Kingswood is served by Luas Red Line services to Tallaght/Saggart and The Point/Connolly
Dublin Bus routes 56a, 76 and 76a serve Kingswood.
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- Handcock's History and Antiquities of Tallaght, Second Edition, 1889
- Link to aerial view of Kingswood (select link for Kingswood Shopping Centre Car Park and use zoom feature for wider views)
- Parliamentary debate on St. Killian's junior and senior schools
- Askaboutireland.ie web page on Katherine Tynan's Kingswood home