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, as well as some of the incentives and supports available to help new businesses to establish here. #Better4BusinessD8

The Perfect Place to Invest

The Liberties has always been one of the city’s most enterprising and industrious districts. Over €1.5 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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A Centre of Enterprise & Innovation

With world-class enterprise clusters located 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. 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 the #D8InnovationDistrict, so find out why The Liberties is where your start-up should locate.

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Bursting with Creativity


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 Brewing & Distilling Revival

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! Discover our growing cluster of new generation distilleries at Newmarket and James Street bringing a contemporary feel to Dublin’s former ‘Golden Triangle’. Teelings of Newmarket, which is the first purpose-built distillery in Dublin in over 100 years; the beautiful Pearse Lyons Distillery St James with its beautiful glass spire; and the coming Dublin Liberties Distillery on Mill Street and Roe & Co. in the former Guinness Powerstation.

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A Health & Well-Being Quarter


Now undergoing an ambitious transformation of its campus to create a ‘hospital without walls’, St. James’s Hospital is one of the State’s largest medical centres and a long-established feature of The Liberties. The hospital attracts over 30m visitors each year. Together with the National Children’s Hospital (expected completion 2022) 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 and quality of life 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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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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Liberties Banter

The Liberties Dublin: An Award-Winning Location!

14 Oct

By The Liberties, in Liberties Business

Award-winning businesses, world leading brands and increased demand for premises mark a fast regenerating area

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A Foodie Revival on Thomas Street

31 Jul

By The Liberties, in Liberties Business

A clutch of new restaurant openings is turning Thomas Street into a mecca for foodies

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