Tallaght is located 12 km from Dublin’s city centre.
Tallaght is celebrated in Irish history as the seat of the monastery founded by St. Maelruain in the eighth century, part of the original tower still stands today. In the early fourteenth century, the archbishops of Dublin built a castle as a country residence in Tallaght. A small tower still survives in the grounds of the Dominican Priory.
Tallaght is home to several parklands including Tymon Park and Sean Walsh Memorial Park. The National Basketball Arena is located in Tymon park and the soon to be opened FAI Shamrock Rovers Stadium will be located beside Sean Walsh Memorial Park.