East Wall is a small quaint community located just off the coast at Dublin port. Beyond the walking distance of East Point Business Park is Clontarf, and home to Bull Island. In the opposite direction towards the IFSC, lies a host of restaurants and amenities, including the 3 Arena showcasing an abundance of music concerts and events throughout the year.
Close by, within the IFSC, employers such as A&L Goodbody, PWC and AIG have provided strong employment opportunities in this region. The area is also home to third level educator NCI (National College of Ireland).
The combination of both strong employment and education opportunities provides huge demand for young professionals and those wishing to undertake third level education to reside in this area.
There are excellent transport links running through and it is only minutes away from the Port tunnel and Connolly station and less than 15 minutes from Dublin airport.
History & Culture
In the eighteenth century, most of the area that made up East and North Wall was under the Irish Sea. During the 1700s, city engineers built large walls, at North and East Wall and in the process, reclaimed large parcels of land which today form part of the heart of inner-city Dublin.
The North Inner City is one of Dublin’s oldest addresses, and while it is hard to put a definition on the location of an ever-growing city, the original North Inner city comprises land just north of the River Liffey. Today, they include the district of Dublin 1, the employment hub that is the IFSC. The area is without a doubt home to most of Dublin’s historical locations and includes many historical locations such as Parnell Square.
The main primary school in the area is St. Joseph’s Co-Ed (a mixed primary school).
There are no post-primary schools in East or North Wall, but there are several options nearby.
Dine & Drink
Da Mimmo is a small family-run Italian restaurant and considered one of the best pizza places in the city so its definitely worth the trip.
The Sweet Spot is a cute coffee shop that strives for perfection with locally sourced ingredients for the best breakfast and brunch on the North Side. The hip East Road Neighbourhood café comes highly rated for coffee, brunch and desserts.
For coffee lovers, Insomnia is also at the top end of Church Road and a Starbucks around the corner on East Wall Road.
Other lunch options are clustered around the docks, catering for the abundance of office workers in the area.
There is a small village centre on Church Road, with a number of convenience stores, a pharmacy, a butcher, and a health food store.
O’Connell Street and Henry Street are only is a short stroll away and home to Ireland’s best stores.