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Out and About in Terenure: Unveiling the Top Things To Do This Summer

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

Summer is the perfect time to explore and enjoy the beautiful attractions and activities in and around Terenure. Whether you're a local resident or visiting the area, there are plenty of exciting things to do that will make your summer unforgettable. In this blog post, we will highlight the top four must-visit places and activities near Terenure this summer.

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1. Dive Into the Food & Drink Scene

Two Fifty Square

Terenure Village offers many mouth-watering food and drink options. Here’s a selection of places to consider checking out:

Two Fifty Square is a charming coffee shop known for its warm ambiance and exceptional coffee offerings. This cosy and inviting spot has become a favourite gathering place for locals and coffee enthusiasts alike.

Avant Café has only recently opened, but is already making its mark. Avant has great coffee, a wide selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch options, as well as freshly baked breads, cakes and pastries. If you like seafood, then we highly recommend the Lambay Island Irish Crab Salad!

Lotts & Co is a delightful gourmet food shop that has captured the hearts of food enthusiasts and locals alike. The Terenure store offers a carefully curated selection of high-quality, artisanal products sourced from both local producers and international suppliers. From freshly baked bread and local cheeses to charcuterie and fine wines. We love their deli counter sandwiches and pastries!

Foam is a contemporary café known for its delectable coffee and mouth-watering brunch offerings. It provides a stylish and inviting atmosphere that appeals to both locals and visitors alike. The baristas take pride in serving up expertly brewed specialty coffees, making it a go-to spot for coffee aficionados. However, it's not just the coffee that draws people in – their diverse and creative brunch menu is equally enticing.

BuJo Burger is a burger lover's paradise. This trendy eatery has earned a stellar reputation for serving up some of the finest gourmet burgers in the city. BuJo takes pride in its commitment to quality, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to craft their creations. Each burger is a work of art, featuring juicy, grass-fed Irish beef, homemade buns, and an array of delectable toppings and sauces that tantalize the taste buds. Whether you're a meat lover or prefer a plant-based option, BuJo has something to satisfy every palate.

There are many more places we could mention, including The Corner Bakery, The Brown Pig, Chimac, Mayfield Eatery, Brady’s Pub, Mario’s, JD’s Steakhouse and LaHoya Greens.

2. Discover the Scenic Parks

Photo credit: @diogopietschphotography

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by exploring these two beautiful parks:

Head to Bushy Park and immerse yourself in a scenic walk along the River Dodder. The park has GAA pitches, tennis courts, a duck pond, playground and the much-loved Bushy Park market every Saturday.

Marlay Park is an urban oasis located in Rathfarnham. The park's attractions include a charming courtyard café, serene ponds, children's playgrounds, and a network of trails that lead to stunning viewpoints over Dublin's skyline.

3. Explore the Local Castle

Photo credit: Heritage Ireland

Take a guided tour and step back in time at Rathfarnham Castle. The origins of the castle date back to the late 16th century when it was constructed by Archbishop Adam Loftus in 1583. Loftus, a prominent figure in the political and religious landscape of the time, built the castle as a grand residence and a symbol of his power and influence. The castle's striking Tudor-style design, complete with fortified walls and a picturesque turret, exemplifies the architectural trends of the Elizabethan era.

4. Shop ‘til You Drop!

Terenure offers a diverse and charming shopping experience, with a mix of local boutiques, stores and charity shops that cater to different tastes and preferences.

For those looking for quality footwear, Cripps Footwear is a go-to destination, offering a wide selection of stylish and comfortable shoes. If you're a bargain hunter, the NCBI Charity Shop and Vincent's thrift store offer hidden gems and pre-loved treasures, all while supporting important causes. Book lovers will find solace at The Village Bookshop, a quaint store brimming with literary delights, while Shady & the Lamp offers unique and stylish lighting and home décor. Fashionistas will delight in Dress Circle's chic offerings, while Feather & Frill provides an array of unique and stylish accessories. Lastly, ThinkBike Terenure caters to cyclists' needs with an impressive range of bikes and accessories.

This summer, make the most of your time in Terenure, from embracing nature in our scenic local parks, to indulging in the diverse local food scene. So grab your sunscreen (weather permitting!) and get ready to create unforgettable memories this summer!

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