Although it’s only a short distance from the city centre, The Liberties is its own distinctive city neighbourhood with its own special character. Many families have lived in the area for generations and today over 23,000 residents live within a 2km square area. The population is young, dynamic and increasingly international.
Significant new developments are now planned to regenerate and develop housing, enhance local services, improve streets and create new parks to make The Liberties a more attractive and sustainable community in which to live and mingle.
The past number of years has seen the growing popularity of community allotments in The Liberties. Thriving allotments are now in place at St Thomas Abbey (South Earl Street), Braithwaite Street and Flanagan’s Fields (with its innovative Grow Dome project). New allotment areas are planned in Bridgefoot Street Park and the new linear park in Rialto, while NCAD currently hosts a small urban farm on a vacant site between Thomas Street and Oliver Bond Street. For more details on the area’s urban farms and how you might register for an allotment contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nearest ‘Bring Centre’ to The Liberties is located at Windmill Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 (Opening Times: Mon – Thurs 9am – 4pm; Fri 9am – 1pm; Sat 10am – 4pm; Closed Sun and Bank Holidays). Accepts: Paper, Cans, Cardboard, Tetra Pak, Plastics, Textiles, Batteries, Light bulbs, Glass, Flat glass, Cooking oil, Waste engine oil, Green garden waste (charge applies). You can find Bottle Banks at Bridgefoot Street, Marrowbone Lane, Donore Avenue, Newmarket and Winetavern Street.
The Liberties has a number of great parks and amenity areas. From beautiful historic garden parks such at St Patrick's Cathedral and St Audoen's Park, to inviting new play spaces such as the award-winning Weaver Park on Cork Street. The development of new spaces continues with a new community park to be developed at Bridgefoot Street in 2020 and planning underway for a linear park from St James's Hospital to Suir Bridge. The Liberties also has a number of informal kick-about areas for ball games, while natural amenities such as the Grand Canal and Phoenix Park are closer than you think.
The Liberties proximity to the city centre and some of the city's universities, colleges and language schools make it a popular location for students. In recent years, a number of new purpose built student residences have been developed in the area offering high-end accommodation options, often with a wide range of amenities and services included such as gyms, laundries, social rooms and cinemas.
Hit the treadmills, run the circuits and tighten the weight-lifting belts! There are a number of quality gyms and fitness centres in The Liberties. Fit4Less Gym operates on Cork Street (Brabazon Hall) offering top quality facilities at a great price. St James’s Gate Health & Fitness Club on Watling Street a gym, fitness studios and the 25m Guinness Bicentenary Pool. Christchurch Fitness Centre on Bridge Street is a busy local gym with a wide range of fitness programmes on offer including bootcamps. St Catherine’s Sports Centre on Marrowbone Lane is the Dublin City Council-managed facility in the area with a wide range of facilities and easy ways to pay.
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Formerly Francis Street Credit Union, now part of the wider Capital CU family
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Ireland's oldest established credit union serving Donore Avenue and environs
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The Information Centre is run by volunteers to promote the Camino de Santiago and to provide pilgrims with information, passports and guidebooks.
A local group established to inform and preserve the heritage of our ”Liberties” in Dublin