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 hosta 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 growing number of great parks and amenity areas. From the beautiful historic garden parks such as St Patrick's Park 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. [This page is under development]