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Toboggan spots - near Stillorgan

  • 26-02-2018 10:39am
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    Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ me a mom


    Anyone recommend a good toboggan spot near Stillorgan/Blackrock in Dublin? Prefer not to drive too far up mountains as car wouldn’t be up to it. Remember going up beyond Pine Forest as a kid.
    Getting prepared in hope for later in week.
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,306 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    me a mom wrote: »
    Anyone recommend a good toboggan spot near Stillorgan/Blackrock in Dublin? Prefer not to drive too far up mountains as car wouldn’t be up to it. Remember going up beyond Pine Forest as a kid.
    Getting prepared in hope for later in week.
    Thanks

    Cabinteely Park - some great slopes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,645 ✭✭✭ Daniel2590


    lawred2 wrote: »
    Cabinteely Park - some great slopes.

    If you're going to this park via the entrance by the girls primary school, pleeeeeease be careful coming up cornelscourt hill or the hill in the estate by the row of shops, I live along there and I saw so many cars in 2010 stop at the top of the hill and then slide back down when trying to take off again!

    But otherwise yeah, great slope beside the playground there!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,279 ✭✭✭ snowstreams


    Deer Park in mount merrion could be an option if your close by.
    I used to sledge there as a child.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,306 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Daniel2590 wrote: »
    If you're going to this park via the entrance by the girls primary school, pleeeeeease be careful coming up cornelscourt hill or the hill in the estate by the row of shops, I live along there and I saw so many cars in 2010 stop at the top of the hill and then slide back down when trying to take off again!

    But otherwise yeah, great slope beside the playground there!

    I no longer live around that neck of the woods - Portmarnock based now but good advice for anyone heading that way


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,677 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Dalkey/Killiney hill might be a bit of crack as well, im trying to picture it now but Deerpark might have some minor slopes, nothing spectacular but easy to get to

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ me a mom


    Cabinteely a good shot would park down at main entrance and walk up! Good shout! Deerpark live just beside it but can’t picture any good hills? Snow better come now. Can’t wait!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg




  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ me a mom


    gabeeg wrote: »
    There's a perfect hill for sledding in Sandyford.
    Might be within walking distance

    Thanks for that is that where Total Fitness was?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 gabeeg


    me a mom wrote: »
    gabeeg wrote: »
    There's a perfect hill for sledding in Sandyford.
    Might be within walking distance

    Thanks for that is that where Total Fitness was?

    Exactly.

    I moved there recently, so can't be sure, but I have a hunch it is going to be flocked with happy kids in the coming days.

    Hope you have a blast


  • Registered Users Posts: 342 ✭✭ kittyn


    gabeeg wrote: »
    me a mom wrote: »

    Exactly.

    I moved there recently, so can't be sure, but I have a hunch it is going to be flocked with happy kids in the coming days.

    Hope you have a blast


    There will be a lot of happy people on our hills then ........ But I would suggest people walk up and leave their cars at home as they won’t be able to get in and out of our estate 😉


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,677 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    me a mom wrote: »
    Cabinteely a good shot would park down at main entrance and walk up! Good shout! Deerpark live just beside it but can’t picture any good hills? Snow better come now. Can’t wait!

    You are right, Mount Anville Road has a decent incline but Deerpark is closer to the top.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭ Dickerty


    Blackrock Park at the Booterstown end towards the water. ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,121 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Trees Road!

    No, really don't. Have fun but be careful out there, I remember a teenage girl losing her life on an improvised toboggan during the 2010 snow, make sure theres a long flat run-off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 ✭✭✭ BLIZZARD7


    Yeah Deerpark only has some small inclines, good for younger kids but there are better places around for bigger kids and adults, I did see sleds for sale in McGuire's shop beside it though!

    That hill up in Sandyford is very good too, it's a proper incline. Other than that killiney Hill or maybe Marley Park.
    Nice not having to Trek up the Dublin mountains for once ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,255 ✭✭✭ kenmc


    BLIZZARD7 wrote: »
    Yeah Deerpark only has some small inclines, good for younger kids but there are better places around for bigger kids and adults, I did see sleds for sale in McGuire's shop beside it though!

    That hill up in Sandyford is very good too, it's a proper incline. Other than that killiney Hill or maybe Marley Park.
    Nice not having to Trek up the Dublin mountains for once ;)

    If the tennis club in deer park were so kind as to water the path down towards the playground, it'd be a pretty decent run though. As it stands there's probably too much tree cover to get snow under it :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ JiffyJ


    Anyone know where to purchase one at extremely short notice in Dublin City Centre? Will they be gone the way of the milk and bread by now??


  • Registered Users Posts: 632 ✭✭✭ REBELSAFC


    JiffyJ wrote: »
    Anyone know where to purchase one at extremely short notice in Dublin City Centre? Will they be gone the way of the milk and bread by now??


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    who knows it might inspire future luge athletes in the making maybe?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 10,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭ miamee


    JiffyJ wrote: »
    Anyone know where to purchase one at extremely short notice in Dublin City Centre? Will they be gone the way of the milk and bread by now??

    I've seen Applegreen advertising sleds for sale on Facebook today 2 for €5
    https://www.facebook.com/goapplegreen/photos/a.455437558486.238863.110577673486/10156334278668487/?type=3&theater


  • Registered Users Posts: 864 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    Bawalley park on the sandyford road is top notch for this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,749 ✭✭✭✭ bnt


    There's a decent small hill in Milltown near the south bank of the Dodder. Steepness OK for kids. A few minutes from the Milltown LUAS if that's running, just across the Dodder footbridge:

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    edit: found some photographs (not mine) from the last time it snowed there: link.

    milltown-ski-slope_dublin.jpg

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,749 ✭✭✭✭ bnt


    Went past that slope on the way home from work this evening ... it was wrecked, it looked like half of South Dublin had taken turns sliding down it. I guess the schools were out today? It was in dire need of fresh snow, hopefully it'll get a top-up tonight.

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