MacDonald Cycles of Dublin

Our Story

MacDonald Cycles was founded in 1922 by Alexander MacDonald.

We have been here longer than any other Dublin bike shop.

We are a family owned and run bicycle shop.

Our first store opened on Bride Street in Dublin's Liberties in 1922
Later we moved close by to Aungier Street
and then to Wexford Street in the 1950's.

In the early 1980's MacDonald Cycles Ballinteer
was opened at Ballinteer Shopping Centre.

Alec junior began his journey in the world of bikes there.

We opened our Rathgar store on Orwell Road in 1993.

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Alexander was a keen cyclist and cycled

to work from Dundrum daily.

His sons Kenneth (Ken) and Alexander (Alec)

took the reins after their Dad's retirement.

Ken MacDonald served Dublin cyclists until April 2018

at our landmark store on Wexford Street.


We moved all our business to our Rathgar,

Dublin South store after Ken's retirement.

Today Alec MacDonald is still flying our flag.

Visit our bike shop and be a part of Dublin's and our history.

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Bicycles have changed a lot through the years.

Huge technological advancements have been made

to bikes and accessories since we began our journey.


Today we have electric bikes with hydraulic disc brakes and onboard computer systems.

We have kept up with the times.

Our staff have travelled overseas to complete accredited training courses.

Modern bicycles and espcially ebikes are complicated machines.

That is why it is essential to place your bike in qualified hands for repair.

After 96 years of serving cyclists we still love what we do.

Kind wishes to all from all of us at MacDonald Cycles.


Come and visit us.

Our bike shop is on Orwell Road, Rathgar.

We are near the crossroads.

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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: 9:30am - 6pm

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