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Dunsink Observatory

Dunsink Observatory

Dublin 15
D15 XR2R

( GPS +53° 23′ 12.30″, -6° 20′ 10.40″ )
( Loc8:NQ7-70-XS7 )


It is located about 8 kms northwest of Dublin city centre, in the suburb of Castleknock. Easily accessible by car, head for Castleknock along the N3 out of Dublin. It is signposted from the Auburn roundabout (this is the only entrance to Dunsink Lane) which is in close proximity to the Blanchardstown intersection, on the M50.

Bus: Use the Dublin Bus route-planner and search the route

  • from ower Baggot Street, Junction Pembroke Row, Stop 783
  • to Auburn Avenue, Opposite Woodview Park, Stop 2961

Buses (numbers 38 and 39) to Dunsink leave from Baggot Street. Get off at the bus stop after the Auburn Avenue/New Dunsink Lane roundabout (Dawn Till Dust visible on the right) on the Navan Road, cross over to New Dunsink Lane and follow it for the next two miles.