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“Victorian grandeur around a proper old village centre And birthplace of James Joyce’s ma. Oct 19th 2018, 3:07 PM 11,883 Views 4 Comments Share308 Tweet Email5 Image: infomatique Your Neighbourhood is a series of local area guides from TheJournal.ie, presented by KBC. We’re bringing you the best of city neighbourhoods combined with the latest property data. THE NAME ‘TERENURE’ comes from the Irish Tír an Iúir, meaning ‘land of the yew tree’. And for most of Dublin’s history, this neighbourhood was a country estate, owned by a succession of wealthy landowners. Bushy Park is the remainder of that estate today. But in 1801, a road was built heading southwest from Rathgar, which crossed the road leading south from Harold’s Cross. At the crossroads, a tiny village began to develop (it was initially called Roundtown) and this became the commercial cluster at Terenure Cross. By the end of the 19th century, large scale construction was under way in Terenure, and most of the grander homes date from this time and the early 1900s. It remained on the fringe of the city – the terminus of a tram line – until the 1930s, when Dublin expanded around and beyond it. Today, Terenure is a largely affluent area, although it shades into the more affordable Kimmage and Perrystown at the north and west end. It’s bordered to the south and east by Templeogue, Rathfarnham and Rathgar. Take me there! Alright so. Here you are at the crossroads in Terenure, facing Vaughan’s. (Terenure Cross is also known as Vaughan’s Corner.) So what’s the big draw? Terenure is classic redbrick south Dublin: Victorian homes, leafy streets, and generally well-kempt. It has a proper village centre with pubs, restaurants, and some independent shops. And it’s well supplied with schools, sports facilities and all the amenities you’d expect. It even has a Lidl AND and Aldi. What do people love about it? It has a village feel – both in amenities and community, says Genna Patterson. I like the village feel, and the lovely architecture, plus excellent Bushy Park and friendly community. It’s a lively place with plenty of street life, says Claire Costelloe. I like how close it is to the city centre, but that it is also a suburb. Access to a lovely park with a pond and ducks and tennis courts, and lots of restaurants and pubs and places to eat and drink – and that’s always evolving. And… what do people NOT love about it? Traffic, says Genna. I didn’t like the traffic at the crossroads in the centre, and the lack of Dublin bike stations. Limited to bus or driving. No decent coffee shop, says Claire… but that’s been fixed! I didn’t like the fact that until recently, we didn’t have a good quality coffee shop. It was mainly pubs and places for dinner. Now we have Foam which does amazing coffee. What’s the story with house prices? Eh, pretty steep. The average asking price for a home in Terenure is €601,177 – on a par with Donnybrook. It’s a tad more expensive than its neighbour Templeogue, and a good way more than Rathmines or Harold’s Cross. How long will it take me to the city centre? It’s just under an hour’s brisk walk into town. On the bus, it will take you around half an hour – the 15/a/b/d, 16, 49 and 65 all pass through. In the car, it’s more like 20 minutes outside peak times. Cycling will get you there just as fast. Where should I get lunch? Try the aforementioned Foam Coffeehouse, which as well as coffee serves excellent salads and sandwiches. Alternatives: You could have a look at the Lovely Food Co, which also does a strong line in sandwiches and salads. Or for something sweet, swing by the Corner Bakery. And what’s my new local? Have a look into Vaughan’s, the pub on the corner of the crossroads. Reliable pints and the food gets decent reviews too. Alternatives: Brady’s is Vaughan’s main rival, another sizeable pub with a food offering. Schools and supermarkets? There’s an Aldi and a Lidl at the crossroads, with a Tesco Metro a bit further up the road into town. Close by in Rathgar is a SuperValu. There are seven primary schools nearby: Presentation (Catholic, girls, 611 pupils); St Joseph’s (Catholic, boys, 458 pupils); Pius X Girls and Boys (Catholic, 532 and 534 pupils); Gaelscoil Mologa (Catholic, mixed, 227 pupils); Harold’s Cross NS (Catholic, mixed, 371 pupils); and Rathgar NS (Methodist, mixed, 93 pupils). There are five post-primary schools: Presentation Community College (Catholic, mixed, 330 pupils); Terenure College (Catholic, boys, 682 pupils); Our Lady’s (Catholic, girls, 768 pupils); The High School (Church of Ireland, mixed, 706 pupils); and Stratford College (Jewish, mixed, 143 pupils). ”
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“Park with tennis courts, lake, playground and forest area. You're welcome to bring Clive for a walk here :) ”
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