Other areas to stay in Dublin
Just south of the city, Ballsbridge is one of the most popular and affluent neighborhoods in Dublin, and it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s a great place to stay for those that are interested in the arts, with it being a popular location for novelists, poets and song writers both past and present.
The Ball’s Bridge over the River Dodder is the heart of this neighborhood, hence the suburb’s name, and it’s a truly idyllic spot.
If you were to stay in the Ballsbridge area, you’d have access to plenty of excellent transport links. There are several bus services connecting the suburb to other areas of Dublin, including the City Centre, and a DART train that passes by the neighborhood. This makesit easy to access other parts of Dublin like the airport as well as more rural areas like the coastal town of Killiney. It’s also possible to reach other cities, like Belfast, via this DART train.
St Stephen’s Green/Grafton Street
The area surrounding St Stephen’s Green, one of Dublin’s best parks, is often a popular place to stay. By staying near St Stephen’s Green, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the public park, and take in some of Dublin’s natural beauty, whilst also being conveniently located close to the City Centre. The park even has some of its own architecture for you to enjoy, from Fusilier’s Arch to the park’s fountains, memorials and statues. The park contains some beautiful walking routes, and lakes to admire. This area is one of the best places to stay in Dublin for those that enjoy a breath of fresh air, and a break from the rush of city life.
Perhaps the biggest appeal of this area though is Grafton Street, one of Dublin’s top spots for shopping, which runs alongside St Stephen’s Green. This thriving street is always full of life, and it’s a must-see for any shopaholics! Whether you’re after designer brands, or unique vintage items, you’ll find almost every style imaginable in Grafton Street’s many clothes stores. The area is a dream come true for any fashionistas.
But Grafton Street’s shopping potential doesn’t stop there. The street is also home to shops specializing in technology, books, homeware, art, food – everything you could possibly want from a shopping destination. There’s even a Disney store for the little ones! So if you stay in the area surrounding St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street, you’ll get to enjoy the lively atmosphere of this shopping hub, and maybe treat yourself to a few souvenirs.
With a playground nearby, and shops just across the road, it’s a popular choice of location for families and individuals alike. It’s both stunning, safe and central, and there will always be plenty to do and see in the area. And an added bonus is that it’s the perfect spot to stop for a photo.
The Liberties is an area that’s fairly close to Dublin’s City Centre, so if you want all the benefits of a central location, but for a much cheaper price, then The Liberties is a good neighborhood to stay in.
Whilst the area is slightly out of the Centre, you’ll still get a feel for the city’s history and politics, with The Liberties being one of Dublin’s most historic neighborhoods. The streets are lined with traditional homes that give the area a local feel, so if you’re hoping to throw yourself into local Dublin life for a fraction of the price, The Liberties might just be the place for you to stay.