Tallaght is the biggest town of South Dublin, situated at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains 13 kilometres south of Dublin, Ireland. The region lies north of the River Dodder and is fettered with streams including Tallaght and Fettercairn. It is an iconic town of archaeological and cultural significance from the medieval time period and subsequently a developing modern-day allure.
Cultural interests include the reigning historic site of St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland as well as the Civic Theatre and Tallaght Theatre, two dominant classical and contemporary theatre, music, and dance venues. The encompassing Square is the highlighting tourist attraction in Tallaght featuring three levels of retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment opportunity. A third notable interest is the Sean Walsh Memorial Park, a well-landscaped area equipped with formal gardens offering a tranquil escape from the bustling city life.
Public transportation to Tallaght is serviced by Dublin City public buses and the Red Line of the Luas with many stops across the urban area. It is a 25-minute drive by car from the Dublin Airport to Tallaght.
Tallaght’s history is rooted in medieval times with the enactment of the monastery of Tallaght that now exists as St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland. The town was an important centre in early Christian Ireland although relics suggest inhabitation dating back to the Bronze Age.