Cabinteely, which comes from the Irish name “Cábán tSíle” or “Sheila’s Cabin”, is located in the south of Dublin near the end of the N11.
There is a 11ft high, 45 ton portal tomb called Brennanstown Dolmen, two 12th century high crosses and the ruins of a 9th century church, Tully Church and graveyard. Excavations in the area over the course of 40 years until 1999, indicated that the area was of significant importance during the 6th and 7th centuries. Though local lore would lead you to believe that it grew up around a pub, Sheila’s Cabin!
Cabinteely has everything you could need! In Cabinteely Village there is a post office, Village Laundry Dry Cleaners, Hargadon Bros Wine Shop with a selection of over 300 wines from around the world, Sam’s Barbers, Dandelion Hair Design and Senso Studio hairdressers, Egans Centra and The Garden Shop. A little further up the road is Doyle’s Nursery.
Further up the road there is Cornelscourt Shopping Centre, which due to the large Dunnes Stores onsite, easy access from the N11 and free parking, makes it a popular shopping spot for people throughout the area. Near Cornelscourt there is also Keensight Opticians, AIB and another Centra.
There is a Lidl just up the road off Pottery Road and a Tesco’s close by in Ballybrack. The Park in Carrickmines can be quickly and easily reached on the M50.
Las Tapas is considered one of the best tapas restaurants in the local area and people come from far and wide due to its excellent reputation. Pielow’s Restaurant serves seafood and game and the wine list consists of their own wine from their vineyard in South Africa. Café 31 serves Italian and Mediterranean food while Pattaya serves Thai and Shanai serves Indian food. Local takeaways include Aldo’s Diner, Pizza Hut and Eternal Chinese Takeaway.
The two pubs in Cabinteely are the Horse and Hound and the Magic Carpet.
Cabinteely is served by the busses 7B, 45A, 145 and 59 while the Laughanstown Luas stop is a 15 minute walk away. The Aircoach from Greystones stops at Cabinteely Cross providing direct access to the airport. There is easy access to the M50, which is about a 5 minute drive away.
The two main primary schools in the area are St. Brigid’s Girls School in Cabinteely Park and St. Brigid’s Boys School on Mart Lane. The local secondary school is Cabinteely Community School on Johnstown Road.
Other schools are easily reached via car or bus. To the south on the N11, schools such as Holy Child Killiney and St. Lawrence’s in Loughlinstown. To the north on the N11 schools include primary and secondary schools including Oatlands and St. Raphaela’s in Stillorgan, Educate Together in Monkstown and Blackrock College and Dominican College Sion Hill, also in Blackrock.
There are two local football teams, Cabinteely Football Club in Kilboggett Park and Park Celtic Footcall Club in Cabinteely Park. There are also two rugby clubs, St. Brigid’s and Seapoint RFC. The local GAA clubs are St. Francis Gaels Cabinteely and Geraldine’s P. Moran GAA.
Cabinteely Park at 40 hactares comes complete with a small lake (complete with ducks who are always delighted to receive your stale bread!), a children’s playground and sports playing grounds, a youth arts centre called Grainstore and a Trim Trail circuity training course.
Cabinteely Library, is an attractive building which has been open for over 100 years. It is a Carnegie Library. It has a garden to the rear and is currently being extended. It hosts events for young and old alike, from book clubs to storytelling.
The 18th century Cabinteely House, the grounds of which are now Cabinteely Park, was bought by Dublin County Council in the 1980’s. Its upkeep is partly paid by being rented out to film/tv production companies and was used in films such as Albert Nobbs and the General, among others. Guided tours are available during the summer only through DLRCOCO.
A wide range of evening courses are available during school terms year round in Cabinteely Community School.
The Dolmen Theatre, was opened on the premises of the Magic Carpet in 2015 and strives to show quality theatre productions but is also host to a comedy club every month.
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