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Stepaside (Irish: An Chéim) is a village on the outskirts of Dublin located on its southside, located in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. The area is situated 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Dundrum.

Stepaside

An Chéim
Village
Stepaside main street
Stepaside main street
Stepaside is located in Dublin
Stepaside
Stepaside
Location in Dublin
Stepaside is located in Ireland
Stepaside
Stepaside
Stepaside (Ireland)
Coordinates: 53°15.17′N 6°12.845′W / 53.25283°N 6.214083°W / 53.25283; -6.214083Coordinates: 53°15.17′N 6°12.845′W / 53.25283°N 6.214083°W / 53.25283; -6.214083
CountryIreland
CountyDún Laoghaire–Rathdown
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))
Eircode (Routing Key)
D18
Area code(s)01 (+3531)
Irish Grid ReferenceO189241
Websitewww.dlrcoco.ie

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Location and accessEdit

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, Ballyogan, Leopardstown, Carrickmines 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 Lamb's 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 stage coaches.

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.

DevelopmentEdit

 
Kilgobbin Cross

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. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council recently announced plans to build a community park for the Carrickmines, Ballyogan, and Stepaside areas at a cost of €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.[1] In recent times a new medical practice, 'Stepaside Medical', and Mulvey's Pharmacy have opened in the village.[2] There is also a local convenience store called Centra.[3]

Localities and housing developmentEdit

  • Stepaside Park Estate, a mixture of high density apartments and low density housing located beside Saint Patrick's Park, south of the village.
  • Belarmine, Parkview and Littlewood, situated off the Enniskerry Road to the north of the village, are high density developments.
  • Saint Patrick's Park, in the village center, beside Stepaside Park.
  • Kilgobbin estate, a low density development.
  • Wingfield, Cruagh Manor and Cairnfort, are estates off the Enniskerry Road, to the south of Stepaside Park.
  • The Village - New Apartments above Centra in Stepaside

SportEdit

Soccer (Association football)Edit

GAAEdit

Nearby clubs include

RugbyEdit

GolfEdit

  • Stepaside Golf Centre & Driving Range
  • Jamestown Par 3 Golf Course
  • The Burrow par 3 Golf Course
  • Stepaside Golf Course
  • Glencullen Golf Cource
  • Sandyford Par 3 Golf Course

PeopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Borza's Stepaside in Dublin - Order food for delivery or takeaway online now | Just-Eat.ie". Just Eat. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  2. ^ "Planning Application Details". planning.dlrcoco.ie. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ https://centra.ie, Centra. "Stepaside". Centra. Retrieved 2019-05-23.