() is a southside suburb
, located in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
, extensively developed
from the late 1960s onwards.
Originally it consisted of some housing groups off Ballinteer Avenue (Mayfield Terrace, Ballinteer Gardens, and Ballinteer Park). These were built between the 1920s and 1950s, and are locally referred to as 'Old Ballinteer'. Ludford Estate was built in the late 1960s, followed by Ballinteer Drive, Grove, Crescent, Close. The latter four roads were originally called Lissadel Estate when built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The sprawling estate of Broadford was built between the mid 1970s and early 1980s. The most recent estate, Ballintyre, began construction in 2005 and finished in mid-2008.
Ballinteer is located approximately from the city centre as the crow flies
; to the west is Rathfarnham
, to the east is Sandyford
, to the south are the Dublin Mountains
, and to the north is Dundrum
. Ballinteer is also bordered by the Marlay Park
Ballinteer is serviced by the 14, 14A, 16, 48A, 75, 116, and 161 buses, the 48N Nitelink
, and is also within walking distance of the Luas
light rail system.
service links the area with Dublin Airport via the M50 24 hours a day.