Explore one of Dublin’s most affluent areas
Luttrellstown Castle Resort is tucked away in the affluent suburb of Castleknock, Dublin 15 and there are loads of lovely cafés, pubs, shops and people to visit and enjoy a famous Irish welcome.
Castleknock Castle was once magnificent Norman castle. Its historic ruin is located on the grounds of present-day Castleknock College and is situated at the end of a beautiful walk from the college’s imposing gates.
Castleknock College is truly stunning Vincentian secondary school for boys from the ages of the 12 to around 19. Founded in 1835, this truly breath-taking building is one of the oldest boys' schools in Ireland.
Established in 1785, the extraordinary Dunsink Observatory was recently recognised by the European Physical Society as a site of historical importance - the first Irish site bestowed with this honour.
The Phoenix Park
The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe. The Park is home to Dublin Zoo, Áras an Uachtaráin (residence of the President of Ireland) and Victorian flower gardens. The Phoenix Park is perfect for people looking to walk, run, watch polo, play cricket, hurl cycle. The Phoenix Park is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, all year round and is a must see for any visitor to Dublin or Luttrellstown Castle Resort.
Enjoy a pint in an authentic Irish pub and see why getting stuck into some great ‘pub grub’ is one of the favourite pastimes of all Irish people.
Saint Brigid's GAA Club
Take in an action-packed game of Ireland’s indigenous (and amateur) sport of Gaelic Games in what is one of the biggest GAA clubs in the entire country.
Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar lives in a penthouse in Castleknock but he is probably not its most famous resident as Colin Farrell grew up here and is known to travel back from time to time.
Walk the Royal Canal
Originally built for freight and passenger transportation from the River Liffey in Dublin to up to Longford, the famous Royal Canal is a beautiful place to walk, cycle or stop next to with a picnic.