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Brookwood crescent Artane

  • 06-10-2012 8:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45 ✭✭✭ rocketed


    Hi

    looking at moving to this area ?

    is it really artane ..it is beside harmonstown dart station

    houses look nice and is close to dart,st anne and coast.

    what are national school choices in the area ?
    Do you have to go to particular school if you live on particular street ?

    For gaa and soccer can you pick which Club you go to for kids ?

    not a rugger bugger but have a young fella who currently looks more rugby than other sports ..could he go to clontarf ?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 41,957 _blank_


    rocketed wrote: »
    Hi

    looking at moving to this area ?

    is it really artane ..it is beside harmonstown dart station

    houses look nice and is close to dart,st anne and coast.

    what are national school choices in the area ?
    Do you have to go to particular school if you live on particular street ?

    For gaa and soccer can you pick which Club you go to for kids ?

    not a rugger bugger but have a young fella who currently looks more rugby than other sports ..could he go to clontarf ?

    - Yes, it's really Artane, I would say it's near the boundary alright, but it's definitely not Harmo.

    - Schools - boys or girls?

    - You don't have to attend a particular school if you live on a particular street, you could send the kids to Timbuktu if you wanted really.

    - Sports. Of course you can pick clubs, what a bizarre question. And yes, they could even play Rugby in Clontarf.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,332 ✭✭✭ Mr Simpson


    rocketed wrote: »
    Hi

    looking at moving to this area ?

    is it really artane ..it is beside harmonstown dart station

    houses look nice and is close to dart,st anne and coast.

    what are national school choices in the area ?
    Do you have to go to particular school if you live on particular street ?

    For gaa and soccer can you pick which Club you go to for kids ?

    not a rugger bugger but have a young fella who currently looks more rugby than other sports ..could he go to clontarf ?

    Its artane, quite a lot of families in the area and its quite settled.

    Nearby you've got St Bridgids in Killester (boys & girls), Belgrove in Clontarf (both as well) and if you want educate together, North Bay in Kilbarrack isn't far at all.

    For GAA, you've got choices of Parnells, Raheny, Cluain Tarbh and Scoil Ui Chonaill.

    Then for rugby you've got Clontarf and Suttonians isn't far either.

    Tesco Artane is close, and theres a local shop beside the Dart.

    Lots of choices for Public Transport to the City Centre as well.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,395 ✭✭✭✭ mikemac1


    It's Artane alright

    The area has fine schools
    St Davids for boys and also St Bridgets

    The club in Killester is one of your nearest GAA clubs
    edit, there is an active martial arts club in Killester too if your children would like to join. Great instructors and lots of young people for them to make friends with

    Clontarf down the road for rugby

    Great area to buy


  • Registered Users Posts: 45 ✭✭✭ rocketed


    thanks for info.

    Apologies for ignorance re schools and sports clubs policy
    ...first kid and he is a boy.Getting the impression it is difficult to get kids into schools ..should be on the register before they pop out.

    i thought a lot of GAA clubs had to follow parish boundaries ..i assume gracefield
    avenue is the same too


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 41,957 _blank_


    Are you religious?

    If not, see if you can find either an educate together or protestant school in the area, might be easier to get the kid into one of them.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,332 ✭✭✭ Mr Simpson


    I'd recommend North Bay for Educate Together, I went there and it really is a lovely school.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45 ✭✭✭ rocketed


    Religion is not a big issue for me and will defo look at educate together option ..but if local school is catholic and good i wont have a problem with that ..on assumption the old fire and brimstone is not really an issue any more ..if you can go to a school in walking distance of house is easier than having to travel.

    i have to get the house first.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,332 ✭✭✭ Mr Simpson


    St Bridgids is 5 mins walk, Belgrove 10/15. North Bay is about 10 mins by bus. I'm pretty sure theres a primary school in Brookwood as well, I don't know anything about it though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 152 ✭✭ rubadubduba


    Saint Malachy gaa is just up on springdale road and also there is Springdale Ns Lough Derg Rd Raheny Dublin 5 ,Dublin City .


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 snickerpuss


    Scoil Neasain is just 3 mins up the road at Mc Auley Park. It's a Gaelscoil and a fab school but might be too late to enrol, I get the impression it's quite popular.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 810 Inbox


    Scoil Neasain is just 3 mins up the road at Mc Auley Park. It's a Gaelscoil and a fab school but might be too late to enrol, I get the impression it's quite popular.

    Yeah it's hard to get into, gaelscoil means no scumbag kids :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 45 ✭✭✭ rocketed


    i spotted the gaelscoil that sounds great but very tough to get into it seems ?

    as the other half is not Irish it is not practical as no chance she could help kids with homework although i would like it in ideal world but 3 languges for young kid might be too much.

    i am wondering if the gaelscoil become very "ethnically" irish ..on the southside seems to be a form of elitism. I have seen a lot of surprising people sending the kids to the gaelscoil.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,852 ✭✭✭ condra


    Great area.

    Stones throw from Dart, St Annes Park, Raheny village, Killester village, and a quick drive from the coast, Airport, Howth, Malahide.

    Tons of local amenities and a really nice bunch of locals.

    Around the corner, Harmonstown/Edenmore has gotten fairly quiet.

    I would live in the Brookwood/Gracefield area in a heartbeat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,034 ✭✭✭ goz83


    My son and daughter attend catholic schools, but we're not practising catholics. My son didn't make his communion and none of the others will follow in the catholic faith, but my wife likes the idea of them attending a religious school, so they can learn about god. I say "whatever", they both attend great schools. St Pauls I belive is a great school. Don't be put off by religion being part of a school. There's no harm in a morning prayer as long as it's not getting bet into them. The educate together schools telling 4 and 5 year olds about families with 2 mammies, or 2 daddies is a bit much tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 ✭✭✭ autronica


    We live in Brookwood and or kids have gone to Greenlanes NS in Clontarf. Great little school. C of I ethos but our are loose RC and there has been warm welcomes. Grenlanes is also afeeder for Mount Temple Comp which is a fantastic school.
    Close to Parnells in Coolock and its brand new clubhouse.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 588 R.Dub.Fusilier


    rocketed wrote: »
    i spotted the gaelscoil that sounds great but very tough to get into it seems ?

    as the other half is not Irish it is not practical as no chance she could help kids with homework although i would like it in ideal world but 3 languges for young kid might be too much.

    i am wondering if the gaelscoil become very "ethnically" irish ..on the southside seems to be a form of elitism. I have seen a lot of surprising people sending the kids to the gaelscoil.

    I have 3 daughters in the gaelscoill and one in the pre-scoill and IMO its a brilliant school. It is a hard one to get into and I have to agree with what Inbox said. Siblings get first chance at places and there is only one class per year. A few years ago there was only one place left in the infant class but it is worth the effort to get in.

    I only have primary school irish but my wifes Irish is far better.


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