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THE LIBERTIES DUBLIN Take a Fresh Look Dublin’s most historic neighbourhood is getting even better. An up-andcoming area, The Liberties is a great place in which to live, to do business and to visit.

www.libertiesdublin.ie


A CENTRE FOR DESIGN AND CREATIVITY Home to NCAD, Ireland’s largest art and design college, The Liberties also hosts a vibrant local artistic community and a wealth of design and craft related businesses. From award-winning architecture practices, to innovative design studios, to the eclectic shops and galleries of Francis Street’s Art & Antiques Quarter, The Liberties is one of the city’s premier design districts.

NATIONAL COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN ● Ireland’s largest art and design centre and a constituent college of University College Dublin ● 1,000+ students across a range of disciplines ● Historic city centre campus at the centre of Thomas Street ● Innovative research and public engagement programmes, including Origin8 design innovation and commercialisation

A VIBRANT CITY DISTRICT Over 23,000 residents live within the 2km 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.

PUBLIC REALM INVESTMENT BY DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL ● Liberties Environmental Improvement Plan delivering a greener, more sustainable neighbourhood ● New public parks proposed at Cork Street and Bridgefoot Street ● Expanding network of community gardens and urban farms ● Street enhancement projects initiated at High Street, Francis Street, Newmarket and Pimlico

The Liberties benefits from proximity to the city centre and nearby transport hubs such as Heuston Station, and excellent public transport links.


A CRAFT FOOD AND DRINK QUARTER The Liberties is currently undergoing a renaissance as a centre for craft distilling and brewing in Dublin. Historic Newmarket and Meath Street continue to reflect the strong tradition of quality independent food production, market activity, and retailing in the area.

DISTILLING & BREWING TRADITION ● The Home of the iconic Guinness brand - €130m investment in the development of Brewhouse No. 4 on Victoria Quay completed in 2014 ● Teelings of Newmarket, boasting the first new Irish whiskey distillery to develop in Dublin since the 19th century ● Significant investment by Alltech, Galway Bay Brewery, 5 Lamps Brewery and others

DUBLIN’S ‘MUSTSEE’ AREA ALONG THE DUBLINE — DUBLIN’S DISCOVERY TRAIL

NEW INVESTMENT IN TOURISM ● New visitor attractions under development in Newmarket, Thomas Street and James Street ● Boutique tourism enterprises established in the area ● Over 1,000 new hotel rooms permitted or under development ● Opportunities for restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars

Host to Ireland’s biggest visitor attraction, The Guinness Storehouse - welcoming over 1.6m visits in 2016, Dublin 8 is home to five of the country’s top 20 visitor attractions. The Liberties boasts a wealth of local history and heritage waiting to be discovered and shared. The area is now at the heart of The Dubline - a €3m capital investment by Fáilte Ireland in an exciting new discovery trail through Dublin.


EMERGING LIFE SCIENCES QUARTER Now undergoing an ambitious transformation of its campus, St James’s Hospital is one of the country’s largest medical centres and a long-established feature of The Liberties. Innovative public health programmes, major new developments such as the National Children’s Hospital and the proposed National Maternity Hospital, and opportunities for support businesses, now see the hospital at the centre of a new Life Sciences Quarter in the heart of the city.

ST. JAMES’S HOSPITAL CAMPUS ● Home to Ireland’s largest teaching hospital - over 30m visits per year, 4,000+ staff (rising to 8,000 by 2020) ● Key competencies in cancer treatment, cardio-vascular, rehabilitation and pharmaceuticals ● An ambitious campus development programme including existing hospital redevelopment ● Location for the National Children’s Hospital (proposed completion 2019) - €750m investment

DYNAMIC TECH AND ENTERPRISE HUBS GUINNESS ENTERPRISE CENTRE Over 600 businesses have graduated through the GEC since its inception in 2000.

THE DIGITAL HUB ● Currently home to 100 Irish and International businesses employing almost 700 people ● Hosting industry organisations & digital learning programmes for the local community ● An expanding campus with building refurbishments creating new office space ● Since 2003, almost 200 companies have progressed through The Digital Hub, creating thousands of skilled jobs

The GEC is a world class enterprise centre for ambitious and innovative start-up companies, combining the very best in support services and facilities, networking and business opportunities.


THE LIBERTIES BUSINESS AREA IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE The Liberties is getting better! A better place to live, better for business, and increasingly one of the city’s best areas to visit and experience. The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative is a partnership between Dublin City Council and local businesses and stakeholders that is working to transform the commercial heart of Dublin 8 through public and private sector investment, to create a more vibrant and attractive city neighbourhood. Take a fresh look at The Liberties!

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Take a Fresh Look at The Liberties Dublin  

The Liberties is one of Dublin's most historic and vibrant neighbourhoods. The area is now undergoing a renaissance making it a better place...

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