Introduction: Dunsink Observatory, part of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and integral to the Irish Astronomy Trail, has a long history in the service of science. Like most older European Observatory buildings it is now mainly used for  residential accomodation, a venue to hire for small meetings and workshops, and for public outreach, in particular public open nights during the winter months.

Getting Here: Dunsink Observatory is located about 8 kms northwest of Dublin city centre, in the suburb of Castleknock.

Dunsink Observatory,
Dublin 15

Tel: +353 (1) 4406656
Mob: 087-6294966
GPS Our GPS location is +53° 23′ 12.30″, -6° 20′ 10.40″

Driving : Dunsink Observatory is easily accessible by car.
For directions check out Astronomy Trail or get directions using Google Maps

By Bus : (numbers 38, 38A and 38B) to Dunsink leave from Oconnell Street. Get off at the bus stop nearest the Auburn Avenue/New Dunsink Lane roundabout (Travel Lodge is visible on the right) on the Navan Road, cross over to New Dunsink Lane and follow it for the next two miles.