If you are driving from Rathfarnham:

Drive towards exit of Rathfarnham Village (one way system) – at lights (facing apartments), turn left.   At next traffic lights, turn left again.   Continue straight on this road through three sets of traffic lights.         At the next set of lights (quite close), turn right (onto Zion Road).     Follow this road to the T junction at the end, then turn left.   Continue on to traffic lights – turn/slipway (yield) left. You are now on Orwell Road – Orwellness is on your left just before the traffic lights at the junction – between Orwell-Rathgar School of Motoring and Howard’s Way Restaurant – opposite Superquinn.

If you are driving from Tallaght / Terenure:

Coming from Tallaght ByPass (N81), heading towards Spawell Leisure Centre, continue on this road through Templeogue village (the Morgue pub on your right).    You are now on Templeogue Road – heading towards Rathdown Motors on your left.    Continue straight through the Terenure cross roads, towards Rathgar – you are now on Terenure Road East.    Follow this road to the traffic lights on the Rathgar Road junction (Comans pub/The Rathgar 108 will be on your left).     At this junction Orwellness is to your right, up that road, BUT you cannot turn right at this junction.     We suggest you find parking, and then walk back to us..

If you are driving from Rathmines (Swan Centre):

Heading towards Rathgar / Terenure / Rathfarnham, you will pass the Garda Station on your left – keep in left lane,    then keep left at the garage onto Rathgar Road.    Continue straight on this road until you come to the traffic lights at the Rathgar cross-road junction – you will see Bijou Restaurant on your left and Comans pub / The Rathgar 108 on your right – turn left at these traffic lights.     You are now on Orwell Road – Orwellness is immediately on your right – between Howard’s Way Restaurant and the  Orwell-Rathgar School of Motoring.

PARKING:    (Please Note – Always check signs in the area for times, etc., of clearways, bus/cycle lanes and double yellow lines.)

Between the hours of 10am – 4pm, and after 7pm, Monday to Saturday, there is some free parking in the bus lanes on the Rathgar Road.      Alternatively, there is a public car park just beside the Rathgar Tennis Club – drive down the small road between the houses – called Orwell Mews (off Orwell Road), signpost reads Rathgar Tennis & Bowling Club and Glass Banks – just before you come to XtraVision and Superquinn on your right.   You will see the car park at the end – Pay and Display – cost is €1 per hour.


Bus Routes:

Route              Description

14————— From Beaumont (Ardlea Rd.) towards Dundrum Luas Station

15————— From Clongriffin towards Stocking Avenue

15a————- From Grand Canal Dock (Benson Street) towards Limekiln Avenue

15b————- From Grand Canal Dock (Benson Street) towards Stocking Avnue

18————— From Palmerstown (Old Lucan Road) towards Sandymount

65————— From Hawkins Street towards Blessington / Ballymore

65b————- From Hawkins Street towards Citywest

83————— From Harristown towards Kimmage