Stepped in history, the north city centre is primarily Dublin 1 which includes O’Connell Street, Henry Street, Parnell Street, the IFSC, North Docklands and the North City Quays. This area is home to the Customs House, Connolly station, the GPO and famous spire on O’Connell Street.
This area has extensive transport links with Dublin Bus, Red and Green Luas line access and connections to the entire country from Busarus and Connolly stations.
The IFSC is located here and is Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre which is home to over 500 companies employing thousands of people.
This area has an extensive number of apartments, retail units, hotels, and restaurants and is perfect for those who want to be right in the centre of everything.
HISTORY & CULTURE
O’Connell Street is said to be the widest main street in Europe. Tree-lined with some high-profile hotels, shops, and restaurants this is also home to four world-famous theatres and this is regarded as Dublin’s theatre district.
The General Post Office building dates back to 1818 and this is where the Proclamation of the Republic was read. Other iconic building includes the Gresham Hotel and Clery’s.
The Spire stands 120 metres high and was designed in 2003, is a striking monument right in the centre of O’Connell Street.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is located in Dublin’s Docklands which details the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries.
Central Model Infants’ School on Marlborough Street offers education to junior infants, senior infants and first classes.
Secondary schools include Belvedere College on Denmark Street, Larkin Community College on Cathal Brugha Street, Mount Carmel Secondary School on Kings Inn Street.
Third Level options are also located in the immediate area. DIT have a number of campuses on Bolton Street, Mountjoy Square, Cathal Brugha Street. National College of Ireland is also located the IFSC.
DINE & DRINK
There are countless grab and go lunch and dinner choices with sushi bars, noodle bars, Mexican and burger options dotted throughout this entire area so you will never go hungry.
The Harbourmaster Bar & Restaurant is in the heart of the IFSC offers a relaxed space for food and drinks.
The Gin Palace is a favourite offering great food and an extensive menu of global gins.
Ely wine bar at the CHQ Building in the IFSC offers a unique experience with a cellar and atrium bar to enjoy an array of signature drinks and quality food options.
There are many traditional pubs to be enjoyed including Madigan’s on O’Connell Street, Slattery’s on Capel Street, Murrays on O’Connell Street and T.P. Smiths on Jervis Street.
For something more upmarket there are multiple hotels in the immediate area including the Gibson Hotel, the Spencer Hotel, The Mayson Hotel, and the Gresham.
Henry Street is right in the core and is one of Dublin’s primary shopping streets with Arnotts, The Ilac, Jervis shopping centres, all with extensive retailers to enjoy. There are multiple small convenient stores dotted throughout the area for quick and easy shopping options. For a weekly shop, there is a Tesco in the Jervis centre and a Dunnes Stores in the Ilac centre. There is also an Aldi on Parnell Street.
OTHER NEIGHBOURHOOD OFFERINGS
The CHQ Building in the IFSC offers unique food, shopping, and lifestyle space. It is a social hub that includes bars, restaurants, shops, and home to the incredible state of the art visitor experience EPIC.
The 3 Arena is located at North Wall Quay and is a state-of-the-art entertainment venue which hosts world-class events.