Thinking of making a move to a different Dublin neighbourhood? If so, D8 might be just the place for you.
Not only is it geographically central, being within short walking distance of both Grafton Street and Smithfield, but also spiritually — it’s the very heart of old Dublin, with a real sense of community still preserved in the area.
Dubliners are beginning to wake up to these facts, so it’s also becoming a more and more exciting place to be.
Overflowing with markets, cafés, nightlife, educational centres and history, there’s lots to appreciate about the area. Here are just a few of the things we love most about Dublin 8…
1. The Liberties
This is the very heart of old Dublin, still full of the character that’s sadly becoming more and more diluted throughout the rest of the city.
There’s no shortage of things to do and see here. Browse for footwear, fashion or photo-printing at The Bullring Market on Meath Street or go bargain hunting at street stalls on Thomas Street.
In the Antique Quarter, you’ll find an array of charming furniture and second hand shops were you can lose yourself for an afternoon or you can pop into 74 Francis Street Collective, where you’ll find vintage clothes and accessories at Lucy’s Lounge, Vertigo Vintage and Kiki’s Booteeki, funky haircuts at Velvet Moon Hair Guru and high-quality brews at Two Pups Coffee — but more on that last one later.
Lovin Dublin, September 12 2017