RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL

Red Line Book Festival

THINGS TO SEE & DO IN SOUTH DUBLIN

"Nobody owns the world. So feel free to explore it"
E.A Cabaltica
The Christy O'Connor course is a first class test of golf in a wonderful parkland setting and the combination of perfectly manicured fairways, superb putting greens and beautiful mature trees offer the golfer a wonderful and inspiring golfing experience.
The date of the foundation of the Castle is uncertain, but recent research would suggest 1583 as the most likely date. It was built by Adam Loftus, a Yorkshireman. The Castle has a colourful and interesting history with 18th century interiors by Sir William Chambers and James Athenian Stuart and was declared a National Monument in the mid-1980s. Visitor can see, at first hand, tantalizing glimpses of layers of the Castles earlier existence uncovered during research.
Take advantage of the stunning mountains on the doorstep of South Dublin county with a guided or self guided walk with HillTopTreks.ie. They have a range of routes, varying in difficulty levels and duration, that will keep you busy for a couple of hours/days.

There is no better way to appreciate Dublin then from the top of one of the many mountains that surround it giving you views of the land and the sea.
Former school run by Patrick Pearse, now a museum in stunningly beautiful grounds. Attractions include exhibitions, a nature study room with attractive displays on Irish flora and fauna and an audio-visual show entitled "This Man Kept a School". on a sunny day there is no better place to be in Dublin.
The Square Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Tallaght and is one of Ireland's largest shopping and leisure destinations with over 130 shops, restaurants and cinema. With a cinema, huge range of restaurants and abundance of shops it is somewhere that you could happily spend a few hours exploring.
Coolmine Equestrian is a top class horse riding facility located near Saggart village on the foot of the Dublin Mountains. This family run farm boasts fantastic views over Dublin City to the bay and as far North as the eye can see.
Sitting on top of Montpelier Hill the Hell Fire Club has an intriguing past that is filled with stories of wild behaviour and debauchery and occult practices and demonic manifestations have become part of the local lore over the years. This is a very popular spot for ghost tours and day time hill walkers.
Massy's Estate is located near to the Hells Fire Club and is one of the most popular visitor attractions around Dublin because of its visual and recreational value. It offers a vast ecological resource of flora, wildlife, tree species, estate artefacts and items of geological interest.  The major forest road goes around the wood and it is called the Nature Trail. There are also many smaller tracks and shortcuts crossing the forest and all these paths lead to the main road.
 
A magnificent mansion once stood on this site and the remains of garden walls are still visible today.
Fun, adventure, exercise, team building, and the chance to see some of the most beautiful parts of the Liffey from a whole new angle, Rafting.ie gives you a day to remember, which just might be the experience of a lifetime. Taking around 2.5 hours, you’ll follow the river through the beautiful Strawberry Beds, flowing downriver, navigating four weirs, and checking out the stunning wildlife, and discovering some intriguing history on the way.

Set up in 2009 by a group of rafting experts and enthusiasts, Rafting.ie gives you an unique, fun and safe way to discover both the river, and the joys of rafting.
Like football? Like Golf? Footee is the newest and coolest top class novelty sports game that blends the two. Footee is the first and best Footgolf course in Ireland.

Footgolf is a competitive, skilful and addictive sports game that mixes the passion and strength of football with the elegance and tradition of golf.
Zipit Forest Adventures is a forest adventure company located in the picturesque Dublin Mountains, specialising in adventurous trail courses in the treetops, challenging participants to push the boundaries and experience the fun and adventure of an outdoor activity which gets your juices flowing.
The 300 acre Corkagh Park is one of the most important treasures of South Dublin. It boasts ruined mills, A Rose Garden, Playground, Petting Zoo and Fairy Walk, as well as trails for exploring. 

It is definitely worth a visit either with the kids(don't forget bread for the ducks) or just on your own for some relaxation.

Tallaght Stadium

Are you into your soccer? If so then why not come and catch a League of Ireland games with Ireland's most successful club, Shamrock Rovers in their home stadium.