Recreational Facilities

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Field sports

Seventy-six pitches are provided catering for a range of team sports including Gaelic games, soccer, rugby, American football, hockey and cricket and bowling.

dlr Leisure Services manage two all-weather pitches. One is in Stepaside and one in Marlay Park. For more information visit

Tennis courts

There are tennis courts at 11 locations throughout the County, many of which are administered at local level by community based tennis clubs on the basis of a management licence from the Council.  A tennis-coaching scheme is operated at a number of the Courts by the Dublin Parks Tennis league with assistance from the Council.


The Council maintains a 9-hole golf course at Stepaside and a 9-hole par 3 golf course at Marlay Park.

Stepaside Golf Course

Marlay Golf Course



An all weather athletic track has been built in Kilbogget Park, Loughlinstown.


The first phase of a network of cycle routes has been provided within Parks and open spaces during 2001 and 2002. Public lighting has also been installed on a number of these.


  • Marlay Park, Rathfarnham
  • The People's Park, Dun Laoghaire
  • Cabinteely Park
  • Blackrock Park
  • Loreto Park, Rathfarnham

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