Donnybrook is known as a foodie's paradise, boasting a fine selection of restaurants to suit all palates. Whether it's lunch with friends in Forno or dinner in Mulberry Garden or the famous Roly's Bistro, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Donnybrook.
After dinner, stop off for a pint at Kielys, Arthur Mayne's or McCloskeys - just three of the pubs in the area known for a great atmosphere and a friendly welcome. Thanks to the village's close proximity to both the Aviva Stadium and the RDS, the bars around Donnybrook are popular with sports fans looking for a great pint and plenty of chat and banter.
Parks and more
For a suburb so close to Dublin City, Donnybrook is unusual in that it offers plenty of scope for walking enthusiasts. Just down the road is Herbert Park, a superb 32-acre park that offers a number of sporting facilities including tennis and football, a children's playground, native tree trails and other walks, and a weekly farmer's market.
Fresh Sea Air
If you're in need of some fresh sea air, Sandymount Strand is located only a couple of kilometres away. Close to the city, this beautiful stretch of coastline is popular with walkers, joggers and kite surfers looking for some time out from a busy urban life.
Rugby and more
Not surprisingly, with both Leinster's home stadium, the RDS, and the home of Irish rugby, the Aviva Stadium, located so close by, rugby is a popular sport in the area, both to watch and to play. Bective Rangers and Old Wesley are local clubs in Donnybrook, and offer rugby for all ages, from the little ones right through to the adults.
Golf, Tennis & Gyms
If rugby's not your game, don't worry, because there are many other sports on offer around Donnybrook. Elm Park Golf Club offers excellent golf in the immediate area, while Donnybrook Lawn Tennis Club is a great facility for the future Grand Slam winners in the family. If you prefer to do your own thing, the David Lloyd Riverview gym is only a few minutes down the road.
On Your Doorstep
True to its great reputation for fine cuisine, Donnybrook is packed full of excellent independent grocery stores serving the pick of artisan foods, such as the famous Donnybrook Fair. Fashionistas will enjoy browsing in the many boutiques in the village, including Havana and Marian Gale, which offer a finely curated selection from the latest and greatest designer collections.
Retail Within Easy Reach
But of course, the sheer convenience of Donnybrook's location means that nothing is out of reach. Grafton Street and its many shops and department stores is just a ten minute stroll away, while Dublin's biggest shopping centre, Dundrum Town Centre, is only a couple of stops away on the Luas Green Line.