Rathfarnham is near many of Dublin’s more popular attractions. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fabulous Rathfarnham Castle and the much-loved Grange Golf Club. Two other great attractions that are nearby Rathfarnham are Marlay Park and the Dundrum Town Centre.
There are many interesting cultural highlights in and around Rathfarnham. Step inside the many fascinating galleries and collections such as the National Museum of Natural History, the Book of Kells and Button Factory. Experience established and up-and-coming artists strut their stuff at the Abbey Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre and Vicar Street. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, visit the collections at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art and the National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square.
If the sun is shining, follow the locals and make the most of the nearby parks and reserves. Walk along the attractive coastal destinations nearby such as Sandymount Beach. If you’re looking for a little tranquility don’t miss Herbert Park, Tymon Park and the Sean Moore Park.
Attractions like The Spire, the Iveagh Gardens and the Fernhill Gardens are well worth visiting during your time in Rathfarnham. History lovers will enjoy checking out Dublin Castle and Drimnagh Castle. To learn about the role of faith in Dublin, spend a little time at the area’s holy places, such as the St. Michan's Church, the St. Audeon's Church and the John's Lane Augustinian Church.
One of the best ways to experience the natural environs is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s excellent golf courses such as the Rathfarnham Golf Club and the Elm Park Golf and Sports Club.
Find the perfect accessory, grab a bite to eat or just enjoy the atmosphere at nearby fashion hotspots like the Jervis Shopping Center, Powerscourt Townhouse and the Village Green Shopping Centre.
If you are travelling without children in tow, be sure to visit the Old Jameson Distillery.
Rathfarnham is a place steeped in sporting history. Cheer along with local sports nuts at Aviva Stadium, home to the Ireland national rugby union team rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team soccer team. After enjoying the game, follow the throngs of local sports fans to the nearby pubs and relive the match highlights over a few drinks.
Finding somewhere suitable to stay around the Rathfarnham area is easy. The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel, the Gresham Hotel and the Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.