This area surrounding Harold’s Cross is full of charm and has a great sense of what a real community is all about. There are many small family-run businesses that just make this area special.
It is only a stone throws away from the city centre and hip Portobello square, and all the buzzing parts of town so one of the best locations in Dublin. It boasts a friendly mix of older residents, young families and professionals.
The area is serviced by many bus routes, Luas stops at Rialto and Bleeper bikes so getting around is really easy. If you don’t own a car, you can hire one at Hertz on South Circular Road that’s located just beside the local mosque. Given the perfect location, you won’t even need one!
History & Culture
Harold’s Cross Park is a small and perfectly formed Victorian-style oasis of green, loved by locals.
Harold’s Cross Primary School
St Clares Convent National School
Harold’s Cross Educate Together Secondary School
Griffith College Dublin, an established private third-level college offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Dine & Drink
Local eateries and pubs are plentiful including Peggy Kelly’s and The Harold House which are great for a pint, and Konkan is one of the best Indian restaurants in Dublin.
The famous gastro bar 57 The Headline is a mecca for beer lovers as it offers a great selection of craft beer on tap. If you are not into beer, you can also choose from a variety of gin and whiskey brands. An educated staff member is always ready to offer their help in choosing the right drink for you.
Just up the road, beside the Harold’s Cross Bridge, you can enjoy a drink in the cool MPV. A must-see bar that offers some great selection of beers and cocktails and they are also a pet-friendly place!
If you fancy a nice brunch or just to grab a coffee to go, you must visit Little Bird café that also offers yoga classes in a unique onsite setting.
For the best brunch in the area, it can be found at Noshington café. Recently renovated and re-opened the locals love their divine brunches and pastries!
If you fancy something more traditional like Fish’n’Chips, Amber Grill is the first choice for many. This local chipper in Rialto has been in the area since 1956.
There are multiple shopping options with small local owned retailers, bicycle store, a post office, chemists, and Tesco Express. There are also charity shops and a unique furniture store.
All of the major shopping centres in the city are only a 15-minute drive away and lots on offer in Rathmines, with a Lidl and Aldi are a 5-minute drive away.