Dublin 5 is situated north of Dublin 3. Dublin 5 covers most of Artane, a part of Killester, central Coolock, Harmonstown, Kilbarrack, and Raheny. It is a quiet suburban district offering relative proximity to the City Centre and easy access to the seaside. With regards to leisure options, Saint Anne's Park is just a stroll away. Dublin 5 is predominantly residential. Accommodation opportunities consist mainly of houses but several apartment complexes can also be found here. DART, buses, and cycle paths offer a convenient way of commuting to and from the City Centre. The downside of the area is that the employment opportunities in Dublin 5 are fairly limited.
Prices in Dublin 5 can be considered attractive given the listed benefits of the area. However, it seems that Dublin 5 properties are mainly occupied by owners and long-term tenants. This means that there are relatively few properties advertised in Dublin 5.
Is Dublin 5 safe?
Generally speaking Dublin 5 is a safe area. However, as we move away from the City Centre and into less densely populated areas slightly more caution is advised.
Killester, Harmonstown and Raheny stations provide access to DART. DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a quick and easy way to get around Dublin. It runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in north County Dublin southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow.
Dublin 5 is served by multiple bus routes via Malahide Rd and Howth Rd.
Getting to the Airport
Dublin 5 is not well connected to Dublin Airport via public transport. One option is to go to the City Centre but the most optimal solution seems to be to simply use a taxi.
Cycle lanes make it possible to commute to and from Dublin 5 safely using a bicycle.
Employment opportunities in Dublin 5 are relatively limited and will mainly serve the residential nature of the area. You could try your luck in the local grocery stores, shops and pubs. It is also possible to find home carer and au pair jobs.