The Liberties is one of Dublin’s best locations for your business. Browse these pages to learn more about the dynamic sectors that are driving the local economy. Find out about the initiatives and supports available to help new businesses to establish here. We’ll even guide you to the right premises. #Better4BusinessD8

A Centre of Enterprise & Innovation

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With The Digital Hub and The GEC – Guinness Enterprise Centre located side-by-side off Thomas Street, The Liberties is firmly established as Dublin’s premier location for micro enterprise and start-ups. The Digital Hub is home to 100 tech and new media companies, employing over 700 highly-skilled professionals. The recently-opened Grainstore building is the latest addition to an innovative office campus that straddles Thomas Street. Nearby, the award-winning GEC hosts over 70 start-ups and micro enterprises all located within one of Dublin’s best small business centres. You’re at the heart of Dublin’s Innovation District, so find out why #D8 is where your start-up should locate.

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Bursting with Creativity

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From award-winning architecture practices and innovative design studios, to the eclectic shops and galleries of Francis Street’s Art & Antiques Quarter, The Liberties is one of the capital’s best known design and creative hubs. Ireland’s premier art college, the National College of Art & Design, is the vibrant heart of Thomas Street, bringing over 1,000 students to the area each year. Francis Street and surrounds hosts some of the city’s best galleries and art spaces, while the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is located a short distance away in nearby Kilmainham.

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Craft Food & Drink Revival

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Already home to some of Ireland’s most iconic brand names, The Liberties is now undergoing a renaissance as a centre for craft brewing and distilling. Established in 1759, the world-famous Guinness brand now has a new home at Brewhouse No. 4 on Victoria Quay, a state-of-the-art facility with the capacity to brew almost 1 billion pints per year! New distilleries are located at Newmarket and James Street, with Teelings of Newmarket being the first purpose-built distillery in Dublin in over 100 years. Well-known craft producers such as Alltech, Five Lamps Brewery and Galway Bay Brewery are all bringing a contemporary feel to Dublin’s former ‘Golden Triangle’.

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A Health & Well-Being Quarter

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Now undergoing an ambitious transformation of its campus, St. James’s Hospital is one of Ireland’s largest medical centres and a long-established feature of The Liberties. The hospital attracts over 30m visitors each year. Together with the new National Children’s Hospital (expected completion 2020) and a future proposed national maternity hospital, St James’s is at the centre of an ambitious ‘health and well-being quarter’, driving health service innovation in Dublin.

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Retail & Markets

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Traditionally one of the city’s best-known mercantile districts, Thomas Street remains a centre for family-run independent retailers and local specialists. Meath Street typically comes to life at weekends as the vibrant street market takes over, while the more discerning bargain-hunter can browse the antique shops and galleries of Francis Street.  Meanwhile historic Newmarket is rapidly reinventing itself as a centre for craft food and drink producers and hosts the monthly Dublin Flea Market. ‘Quirky’, ‘authentic’ and ‘indy’ define shopping in The Liberties.

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The Perfect Place to Invest

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The Liberties has always been one of the city’s most enterprising and industrious districts. Over €1 billion of investment is now creating new opportunities for business in the area and transforming commercial life in Dublin 8. Find out why now is a great time to take a fresh look at The Liberties!

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Supports for Business

Planning to Invest in The Liberties? This document provides the supports you need

Setting up a new business can be challenging. We’re here to help. Browse some of our handy business guides to help you get started, to create the right image for your business, or to develop an online presence.

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Find the Right Premises

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Finding the right premises is the first step to establishing your business in The Liberties. This listing provides details of some of the office properties which are currently available to let.

Office Premises

This listing provides details of some of the retail properties which are currently available to let in the local area.

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Liberties Banter

Recognising Community: Liberties Awards Inaugurated

21 Jun

By The Liberties, in Liberties Business

A new initiative to celebrate the best of community and business life in The Liberties Dublin

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Teeling Distillery Celebrates Two Years

13 Jun

By The Liberties, in Liberties Business

Newmarket's new visitor attraction welcomes its 185,000th customer as its passes second milestone

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