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ⓘ Stepaside, Dublin. Stepaside is a village on the outskirts of Dublin located on its southside, located in Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. The area is situated ..




Stepaside, Dublin
                                     

ⓘ Stepaside, Dublin

Stepaside is a village on the outskirts of Dublin located on its southside, located in Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. The area is situated 4 kilometres south of Dundrum.

                                     

1. Location and access

A suburb of Dublin, Stepaside lies on the R117 regional road to the south-east of the city, at the foot of Three Rock Mountain. The area is located just off Junction 14 of the M50 motorway. Neighbouring areas include Sandyford, Kilternan, BallyoganLeopardstown, Carrickmines, Belarmine and Glencullen.

Stepaside village developed in the 18th and early 19th centuries when the adjacent medieval settlement of Kilgobbin was bypassed by a new stretch of the Enniskerry Road, built from what is now Lambs Cross through to Kilternan. Stepaside became a new staging post along this route, while Kilgobbin Road with its coaching inn now Oldtown House was no longer used by goods traffic or stagecoaches.

Stepaside is served by Dublin Bus routes 44, 47 and 118 and Go-Ahead Ireland 63 and 63a. The Luas Green Line has been extended to Cherrywood and the nearest stops Glencairn or The Gallops are approximately 2 kilometres 1.2 mi from the centre of Stepaside.

                                     

2. Development

Since 2002 the Stepaside area has witnessed an extensive homebuilding programme and an accompanying large growth in population. Previously a separate rural village, it has been absorbed by the Dublin conurbation to the north and east. Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council recently announced plans to build a community park for the Carrickmines, Ballyogan, and Stepaside areas for €40 million; a large civic centre is currently being built and the park will be named after Samuel Beckett.

Stepaside contains several shops and pubs. The Step Inn and Quattro provide choice in dining or take away. There is a local fish and chips take away called borza’s. In recent times a new medical practice, Stepaside Medical, and Mulveys Pharmacy have opened in the village. There is also a local convenience store called Centra.

                                     

3. Sport

Local soccer association football clubs include Wayside Celtic F.C. at Kilternan. There is also an all-weather pitch at Jamestown in Stepaside.

Nearby Gaelic Athletic Association clubs include Naomh Olaf Sandyford, Kilmacud Crokes Stillorgan, and Stars of Erin Glencullen.

There are a number of golf courses, driving ranges and par 3 golf facilities in the area.

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