Located five kilometers west of the city centre, St Michael’s parish is bounded by many well known and historic landmarks. These include Islandbridge War Memorial Gardens, Kilmainham Gaol, The Irish Museum of Modern Art (formerly Royal Hospital), Goldenbridge Cemetery and the Grand Canal. The Phoenix Park is within walking distance.
St Michael’s Church is situated on Emmet Road, opposite St Patrick’s Athletic football ground. The parish is served by buses 13, 40, 68, 68a and 123. The Red Luas line runs close by, with stops at Suir Road and Goldenbridge a few minutes walk away.