Raheny Business Association
The Raheny Business Association is an active organisation for all businesses in the Raheny area with approx 150 members covering all aspects of commercial life ranging from retail outlets to sporting associations, schools, crèches, solicitors, Doctors, Dentists, Chiropodist, restaurants, Pubs etc – the list just goes on.
The Association was founded in 1988 and is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year. Much has been achieved over the years and many benefits have accrued to our members by virtue of being part of a strong organisation. Your Business can benefit from being a member of one of the strongest Business Associations in Dublin.
Raheny (Ráth Éanna or Ráth Eanaigh in Irish) is a northern suburb of Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. It is an old area, centred around an old village, and is referenced back to 570 AD (Mervyn Archdall) but after years of light settlement, with a main village and a coastal hamlet, grew rapidly in the 20th century, and is now a mid-density Northside suburb with a village core.
Location and access
Raheny is situated on the coast of County Dublin, about 8 km from Dublin city centre and 7 km from Dublin Airport, and has been for centuries within the jurisdiction of Dublin City Council, formerly Dublin Corporation. The historic county (now Fingal County Council) boundary lies close by. Nearby areas include Killester, Clontarf, Artane, Kilbarrack, Coolock, Donaghmede, and the skyline is dominated by Howth Head.
Raheny is bisected by the Howth Road (R105) and the R809 (coming from Bull Island, in turn Watermill Road, Main Street, Station Road) and is also accessed from the Malahide Road (R107), the coastal James Larkin Road (R807) and the R104 (including the Oscar Traynor Road and Kilbarrack Road).
Raheny railway station, opened on 25 May 1844, overlooking the village centre, serves the DART suburban railway system and the Dublin-Belfast main line, and parts of Raheny are served by other DART stations, Harmonstown and Kilbarrack, on the same line. Raheny is also served by Dublin Bus (routes 29A, 31, 32, 32A, 32B, and the rare 105 and 129, and at night, 29N and 31N) and has a taxi rank. There are three service stations, one at each end of the area and one at a motor dealership in the village centre.
Much of the district is situated on gently rising ground, with a bluff overlooking Bull Island at Maywood and Bettyglen, and further rises from the village centre to the station and then to Belmont, a hill which once featured a windmill. Opposite and beyond Belmont was once an area of sunken land with limestone quarries but this was infilled, much of it with urban garbage, and later levelled and converted to a city park, Edenmore Park.