Living In The Liberties

Over 23,000 residents live within the 1km square area that comprises The Liberties, making it one of the city’s densest neighbourhoods. The profile of the area is young, dynamic and increasingly international. The Liberties benefits from proximity to the city centre and nearby transport hubs such as Heuston Station.

Sign Up With dublinbikes

dublinbikes, Dublin City’s bike rental scheme, is a great way to get around Dublin. With 100 stations across the city, the scheme makes every corner of the city highly accessible, including The Liberties. Membership of dublinbikes can be on an annual basis, or for 3 days, meaning visitors to Dublin can also use the bikes. An Annual Card is just €20, while a 3 Day Ticket costs €5. The first 30 minutes of using the bike is free. To join or for more information see the dublinbikes site.

Living Cities


The Living City is a Government initiative to breath some life back into the cities of Ireland through the regeneration of retail and commercial districts. The scheme, which aims to encourage more people to live in our cities, is focusing on Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford. Tax relief is available to those suitable for the scheme, which targets owner-occupiers in pre-1915 buildings. Large areas of The Liberties are within the designated area for the scheme in Dublin.  To find out if you are eligible for the initiative, or for any further information see this leaflet, or contact Dublin City Council.

Liberties Greening Strategy


Dublin City Council has now embarked on a series of projects to improve quality of life in The Liberties, providing new parks and green spaces, community allotments, tree planting and sustainable drainage scheme. The projects feature in The Liberties Greening Strategy (2014) – a long-term strategy to enhance the area. You can view the strategy here.

The first project from the Plan will see a new public park – to be called ‘Weaver Park’ – developed at a vacant site on Cork Street. The park will open in Summer 2017. Find more details on Weaver Park here. Projects to improve Francis Street and Newmarket are also well advanced.

Community Allotments & Urban Farms

Bridgefoot Street Community Garden Open Day

The past number of years has seen the growing popularity of community allotments in The Liberties. Thriving allotments are now in place at Weaver Square, Braithwaite Street, Flanagan’s Fields (with its innovative Grow Dome project) and Bridgefoot Street, while NCAD currently host the city’s largest 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

Where Can I Recycle?


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.


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