The area is steeped in heritage with a host of historical buildings and beautiful parklands and gardens to enjoy.
The 300 acre Marlay Park together with the Georgian Marlay House and walled garden is close by with unrivalled leisure facilities including playgrounds, coffee shops, extensive walking, cycling and woodland trails. The well-known farmers market is held every Saturday & Sunday afternoons at the park and includes a colourful variety of food and craft offerings. Marlay Park also hosts numerous cultural events and concerts in the grounds and at Marlay House throughout the year. St Enda’s park offers a further 50 acres of picturesque paths and meadows. Also close by is Airfield, Dundrum a 38 acre working farm, garden and café which offers families a wonderful day out close to home. Dodder Park, a scenic park rich in heritage that runs alongside the River Dodder is also just 2km from Scholarstown Wood.
For the outdoor and adrenalin set there is so much on offer in the nearby Dublin and Wicklow mountains from biking to horse trekking and mountain climbing or simply to explore the breathtaking scenery from the Hellfire club to the Wicklow Way. For the golfing enthusiast, Scholarstown Wood is situated within a triangle of three highly-regarded golf clubs namely Edmondstown, Rathfarnham and Grange golf clubs. There are also a number of excellent gyms close by.
If shopping is what takes your fancy the Dundrum Shopping Centre, one of Europe’s largest retail centres, is located a short drive away. Rathfarnham village is also close by with a host of local shops, restaurants and cafés.
There is a superb selection of primary & secondary schools including Sancta Maria College for girls, Rockbrook Park School for boys and the mixed schools of St Columba’s & Wesley colleges with University College Dublin a 15 minute drive away. Parents are advised to check with the schools listed to determine enrolment policy