This historic area of Dublin 8 is only a short distance from the city centre and is a good location for those who want to live close to the true heart of the city. Many Dubliners started life in the Coombe Women’s Hospital. Cork Street is a major route to the city centre and is serviced by many bus routes. The Luas also serves this area with stops at Fatima and Rialto so getting around is really easy.
Some of Ireland’s most-visited tourist sites including St Patrick’s and Christ Church Cathedrals and the Guinness Brewery.
It is a walking distance to Trinity College and Grafton Street, and the Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge and the Phoenix Park with direct transport to the city centre via the Luas Red Line tram.
Teeling Distillery, Francis Street with its many antique Shops, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, and Trinity College are all right on the doorstep.
The Coombe was originally a hollow where a river called The Coombe stream once ran and today the area is very much known for the hospital.
Cork Street was once a centre of fine wool and silk hand-loom weaving. In the latter decades of the 20th century, as inner-city residences moved to new suburbs the street became neglected. Between 2003 and 2010 the area was developed which produced notable new buildings which brought about new residents to the street.
Local primary schools include St. Brigid’s Primary School on Cork Street and St. Audoens on Cook Street. Presentation Secondary school, Christian Brothers Secondary school, Holy Faith secondary school and The Coombe Academy Trust are all nearby options.
Dine and drink
This area is surrounded by an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries and shops in the nearby Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, and the Grafton Street areas.
The Fumbally café on Fumbally Lane offer fresh, healthy, and simple food options on their breakfast and lunch menu options. All dogs are welcome, and they even provide dog bowls.
Fallon’s Pub offers one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin and toasted sandwich in the city.
Bakers pub on James Street is where the locals go for a casual bite and few drinks.
Just up the road, beside the Harold’s Cross Bridge, you can enjoy a drink in a pub called MPV. They offer some great selection of beers and cocktails and they are also a pet friendly place!
A Lidl can be found on Cork Street for your weekly shop with many convenient store options in the area. A local florist, bookstore, and cafes can all be enjoyed.
Other neighbourhood offerings
Transport links are excellent within this area, well serviced by Dublin Bus. The green Luas line is a 15-minute walk to St Stephen green.