I live in Blanchardstown and with all honesty I can say thats its not near the worst part in Dublin. Maybe Corduff/Fortlawn/Whitestown/ladyswell but i've never felt threatened walking around.
i grew up in whitestown (roughly first 13 years of my life)had the best time there. but everyday life consisted of robbed cars and drug deals i suppose we were just used to it as it didnt directly affect any1. once we were out on the road playing tennis about 4pm on a sat afternoon when a robbed car came tearing up the road (almost knocking us over) stopped at the top of the road, three lads got out and proceeded to kick the door in of a house and stabbed the first fella they saw with a machete.special branch were down asking us questions and going door to door.
another time we were in watching tv (i think challenge anika was on), we got a knock on the door, it was our neighbour to tell us he chased away 2 fellas tryin to nick the car....funny thing was it was 7 o clock in the evening and still bright out and they had the car out of the garden!!!!!
just a couple of the many little stories whitestown has given me. im gone outta there 10years and i would not go back. its turned into a no-go area.