Houses for Sale in Rathgar

Local Area Guide

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Rathgar is a quaint and leafy town located 5.3km south of Dublin’s city centre. It is about a 23-minute drive by car via the R114, R138, and M50 Motorways.

A number of Dublin Bus routes primarily service the town. Rathgar presents a desirable location to live as it sits in close proximity to the city centre, and it is also surrounded by countryside and the Rivers Dodder and Swan.

Property Types:

Rathgar homes are traditional in architecture, character, and charm. Much of the town is within an architectural conservation zone, with homes having to prolong their heritage and original structural design.

Residences are treated to views of: blossoming gardens, beautiful rivers, verdant parklands, leafy terraces, pristine landscaping, the quaint Village centre, mature trees, and attractive shrubbery.

One can expect to find Period homes in styles of: Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, Red Brick, Post War, modern, and contemporary.

All newly refurbished dwellings are outfitted with: modern amenities, luxurious décor, spacious living quarters, and energy efficient technology.

Many Rathgar homes are within walking distance to the town’s village centre.


Rathgar Village Centre has retained its cosy atmosphere while implementing all modern efficiencies.

Retail shopping, supermarkets, convenience stores, and a number of small businesses are nestled throughout the town.

Foodies will enjoy the many delicious dining options of restaurants, delicatessens, cafes, gourmet eateries, and pubs, including cuisine from Europe, India, Asia, and more!

The leafy town is plentiful in sporting and recreational activities, most notable are: Rathgar Tennis and Bowling Club, Rathgar Hockey Club, Rathgar and Rathmines Musical Society, Milltown Golf Club, Leinster Cricket Club, Rugby Club, and F.C Soccer Club.

Rathgar is abundant in parkland, which is ideal for walking, cycling, and picnicking.


Rathgar is home to several well-respected schools, including: Rathgar Co-educational High school, Rathgar National School, St Peter’s Special School, and St Michael’s House Special School.

Rathgar school awards include: Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards, Young Social Innovators, and Young European Strings Awards.

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