Could anyone tell me how long the bus might take from around Taylor's Lane in Rathfarnham to the city centre (south)?
I think the route is the 61 or 161?
I'm qualifying my reply to you by saying i've never personally used this new route (61) but as a resident of Knocklyon, I know that it's one of those routes that goes all over south Dublin on its way into and out of town. You might be quiccker trying for a 16 or else walking to Ballyboden for the 15b
15b (from Ballyboden roundabout), 61 from Taylor's Lane or 16 from Grange Road will all bring you into the city centre.
Off-peak the 61 is not that different journeywise from the 15b or 16, but would take longer in the morning peak.
Journey time off peak is about 35/40 minutes.