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"When you sit back and look, there’s so much to do": Locals share their favourite spots to eat, shop and stroll in Citywest

From a peaceful river walk to the best takeaways, we asked locals to share their recommendations.

 WHILE IT WAS originally founded as a business campus, Citywest has far more to offer than state-of-the-art office space. 

Citywest was founded in the 1990s and began with a business park, hotel and golf course complex. In the decades since, local amenities have grown at a rapid pace and now include supermarkets, cafes, schools, gyms, walking paths, and sporting options. 

The business campus now includes close to 200 major companies, both international and Irish-based, including Pfizer, Unilever, Eir, and more. 

Citywest counted over 8,000 residents in the 2016 census, but the 2022 census will likely reflect significant growth in the last six years. Located to the west of Dublin, Citywest is bordered by Saggart to the west and Tallaght to the east. It’s easily reached via the N7 and M50 from Dublin city centre, and there are ample buses and trains that will have you in the city in just 30 minutes. 

Glenveagh Homes’ Barnoaks is one of the newest developments to arrive in the Citywest area, with two-bedroom homes available to buy now.

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The best way to get to know an area is to ask knowledgeable locals. If you’re on the hunt for a new home in Citywest, we’ve rounded up the best places to eat, shop, and stroll in the area from a local perspective. Read on for an insiders’ guide to Citywest. 

Where to eat and drink: 

Long-time local resident Kevin Bangala, who works as a fitness coach and personal trainer at Energie Fitness in Citywest, raved about The Straight. “Everything there is proper fresh, really enjoyable, and the staff there always make me feel so welcome.” 

Meanwhile, local hairdresser Laura Moroney, who works at House of Colour salon in Citywest Shopping Centre, is a fan of Lean Bean, “It’s healthy, nutritious food that’s always cooked fresh. Oh, and their coffee is amazing.” 

If you’re looking for a Thai food fix, Lemongrass is another spot Moroney enjoys, “The food and service is unreal.”  

Bangala also checks in at the local Starbucks or Costa for the odd coffee fix. 

Where to order a takeaway: 

If you’re a takeaway lover, you can’t go wrong with the area as Bangala explained, “For a night in or a takeaway in Citywest, you can’t fail.” He ticked off a list of his favourites, including Aussie Outback for burgers, Golden Kitchen for Chinese, and Bel Cibo for pizza. 

Where to stroll: 

When it’s time for some fresh air, you’ll have solid options in the area. “The River walk is a nice quiet route,” said Moroney. 

Meanwhile, Bangala heads to the Citywest campus. “It’s a really nice area to walk around, especially at night time,” he said, “There’s a lake there so when it’s all lit up, it’s really peaceful with the sound of the water, there’s even a small waterfall as well.” 

Where to get exercise: 

Bangala plays for Shamrock Rovers, but he said options abound for soccer clubs in Citywest, including Brookview Celtic, Jobstown, and Sacred Heart. There’s a thriving local GAA club in the area, as well as several boxing clubs, including Sacred Heart Boxing Club, West Side Boxing Club, and Black Panthers Kickboxing Club. 

If you’re hoping to take a closer look at Barnoaks, there are open viewings taking place next Friday 19 August from 1.00pm – 3.00pm. 

Homes at Barnoaks in Citywest are available now –register your interest here.

At Glenveagh Homes, our vision is that everyone should have the opportunity to access great-value, high-quality homes in flourishing communities across Ireland. We understand that buying a home is possibly the biggest decision you will ever make in your life – but we want to make it your easiest. Click here to find out more about Glenveagh developments.

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