Woodbank offers an enviable range of world-class amenities and lifestyle must-haves. Reputable secondary schools include Holy Child, Killiney; Blackrock College; Newpark Comprehensive; and Loreto and Presentation colleges in Bray. Saint Anne’s National and and Rathmichael Parish are among the primary schools in the village.
Shankill boasts an array of retail outlets, including pharmacies, hardware stores and newsagents, and there is an excellent public library and a post office on the main street. Shoppers can also venture to the nearby Dundrum Town and Stillorgan Village shopping centres – both only short Luas journeys away. Cornelscourt and the Park Carrickmines are also close-by, and the Dart goes directly to Blackrock Centre.
The award-winning Brady’s gastro-pub in the heart of Shankill is famed for its quality bar-food and traditional beverages and craft beers. The Café Solo is a wonderful little eatery, while the nearby ‘Street Food Outlet’ provides a different, but equally satisfying, experience for foodies.
A haven for the health-conscious, Shankill’s range of sports grounds and facilities is second to none. The village has well-known tennis and bowling clubs, and Woodbrook Golf Club, just five minutes away, has unrivalled views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow Mountains, and has hosted the Irish Open. The eco-friendly Shanganagh Park, meanwhile, offers numerous facilities for footballers and competitive sports participants of all levels, as well as joggers and walkers. It also has a wonderful children’s playground and a dog park.