Things to-do nearby

Things to do in Sandymount and the local area

For The Energetic
Sports activities a couple of minutes walk away include:
• Jogging and walking on Sandymount Strand (illuminated at Night)
• YMCA Gymnasium, one off visitors welcome
• Sandymount Avenue and Marian Swimming pools, again one off visitors welcome

Eating Out and Night Life
Lunch, dinner, a cup of coffee/snack, or going out for the night are all catered for by:
• A good selection of restaurants, cafes, and pubs in Sandymount village
• Ballsbridge provides a large selection of restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes
• By train, bus, or taxi, Dublin city centre is no more than 10 mins away

Venues and Events
Woodbrook Lodge is only a few minutes walk from the following:
• RDS – concerts, rugby, horse show, and various exhibitions and conferences
• Aviva Stadium – concerts, soccer and rugby internationals
• Major Hotels – Intercontinental, Clayton, Herbert Park, D4 Hotels and Sandymount Hotel

Woodbrook Lodge provides easy access to the following by public transport or by driving over the east link bridge:
• Croke Park – rugby, soccer, football, hurling and concerts
• 3 Arena – concerts and events
• Grand Canal Theatre – Theatre and concerts
• National Convention Centre – conventions and events
• IFSC – International financial services centre

In fact Sandymount is quite close to the city centre (10 mins by taxi/train/bus ride or 35 mins walk) and is an ideal base for shopping trips or any event in Dublin city.

Sight Seeing and Pleasure Walks
Sandymount village is a quite, charming old village. Although close to the city centre, it still has maintained its village atmosphere, and Victorian architecture. There is a small park in the village centre, overlooked by cafes, with adjoining side streets, some with shops, boutiques and banks etc. serving the local community, others leading to the seafront at Sandymount strand. Some of the many things of interest in the area are:
• Sandymount village, its park/green, cafes, shops, and architecture
• Sandymount Strand and Beach, including the poolbeg peninsula and lighthouse
• A lovely walk along the banks of the river dodder, to adjoining village Ringsend
• The recently restored Sandymount Church is well worth a visit
• The beautiful Herbert Park in Ballsbridge, with its ponds, gardens and walkways