Grangegorman is a neighbourhood in Dublin 7 which has been around since the 1770’s and is close to the city centre. The site was developed to become a large regional mental hospital and was Ireland’s oldest public psychiatric hospital, which closed in 2013. Today, the 73-acre site is a cool new urban quarter, and home to TU Dublin, a pedestrianised campus with lots of green space, and new student accommodation.
There is a real community spirit here, and it is a short walk to Smithfield, Stoneybatter, and O’Connell Street is just a 15 minute walk away. Grangegorman is beside North Circular Road, Stoneybatter, Broadstone, and Smithfield.
Living here means able to enjoy what Stoneybatter and Phibsborough have to offer, and its next to the Phoenix Park.
The green line LUAS stop means a short 10 minute trip into the city, and The 46A, 37 and 39A Dublin bus routes cover this area too.
Secondary schools are Stanhope Street and The Brunner. St. Paul’s CBS is also on Brunswick Street.
DINE AND DRINK
There are some lovely cafés, bakeries, and restaurants in Stoneybatter, Phibsborough and Smithfield.
Kennedys in Grangegorman is an award winning café with great coffee and lunch. It is one of the top coffee and food spots in the country.
KALE+COCO in Stoneybatter offers hip healthy fast food on the go, in a nice setting with friendly staff.
Hungry Boba Pizzeria serves great pizzas, waffles, burgers, and bubble tea. All are made fresh to order with locally sourced ingredients.
Cool bars in the area are The Barbers Bar, Walsh’s, and L. Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter.
There is a Lidl on Brunswick Street and at Hanlon’s Corner. Park Shopping Centre, which is on Prussia Street has a large Tesco, a butcher, bakery, post office, barbers, chemist, and a medical centre.