Dublin 8

Take a look around

Newmarket Yards is borne from an area of rich heritage and Irish history that remains Dublin’s most-loved area. Stretching from the wide green expanse of Phoenix Park and quayside overlooking the River Liffey to twisting alleyways and historic buildings in the Liberties, Dublin 8 is a slice of Irish life.

Explore Dublin 8

Welcome to the neighbourhood. Wide outdoor spaces, bustling markets, world-famous brewhouses and whisky distilleries, galleries, shops, bars, cafés and restaurants await.

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On your doorstep

Attractions

Explore centuries of history beneath your feet — visit Christchurch Cathedral, journey through Viking Dublin or stop off at the Guinness Store House for a pint and a 360 view of the city.

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in the birthplace of three Nobel Prize for Literature winners, and world-class galleries and museums. Catch a play in Smock Alley theatre or head to Vicar Street for a gig or comedy night.

Retail

Find vintage at Betty Bojangles, explore local markets or stroll over to George's Street Arcade for independent retailers or to Stephen’s Green shopping centre and Brown Thomas for big names and luxury offers.

Education

The area is well supported by primary and secondary schools. Local creches offer childcare while the National College of Art and Design and Griffith College are within easy walking distance.

Eating

Dublin 8 is a foodie haven. Try BiBi’s, The Fumbally for brunch or stroll along Francis Street for a great coffee. Start the evening with Michelin Guide Restaurant Bastible, Variety Jones or Clanbrassil House.

Night Life

It’s never hard to find a good night out in Dublin. Nowhere in the city is too far a journey but it starts on your doorstep with 90’s inspired Jackie’s, inclusive bar All My Friends and Dublin’s finest dive bar The Thomas House.

The Essentials

Everything you need for the day-to-day; supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices, doctors' surgeries and libraries are all within walking distance.

Travel

Not only is it a short walk to the heart of the city, but there are excellent transport connections to the centre of Dublin and beyond, via road, bus, rail and Luas.

Business

With start-ups and giants operating side by side, Dublin offers a compact and diverse business community and with Newmarket Yards being so central, it’s easy to commute and move around.

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Meet the neighbours

  • Pallas Projects/Studio
  • Teeling Distillery
    • Pallas Projects/Studio

      Founded in 1995, Pallas Projects/Studios is an artist-run not-for-profit, dedicated to facilitating artistic production, and the discourse that surrounds it, providing affordable artist studios and supporting curated projects. The organisation collaborates with artists, curators and writers to develop new contemporary Irish art. Having been based at locations across Dublin’s city centre, the Studios can now be found in their new home at The Coombe, where the open space exists to expose as wide and diverse an audience as possible to new art. We spoke to Gavin Murphy to learn more.

    • Q: Tell us a little bit about Pallas Projects, and how 
you started?
      A: Our organisation has been running since 1996, originally to provide studios for artists. It started in a knitwear factory in the Monto area of Dublin, and since then we have moved around Dublin as interesting, unused spaces become available.

      Q: What drew you to this part of Dublin?
      A: When we moved here 10 years ago, it was rough and ready, with spaces we could make our own. The community has gradually attracted some great cafés, shops and even an architecture practice—it’s made it a lot more convivial. It’s a vibrant area of the city with a rich history to tap into. For example, the Poddle River that runs underground has fed into several creative projects There are some great local community arts groups and associations that we’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with.

    • Q: What makes it unique?
      A: The area still retains a lot of its old character; it’s one of the most-named areas of the city, the Black Pit, Tenters, Liberties, the Coombe… There are still the small, red-bricked houses, cobbled streets and old factory buildings here, but now side by side with some of the newer developments.

      Q: Are there any other businesses that you admire here?
      A: The Fumbally and Two Pups café are brilliant and really capture the spirit of the area; they’re authentic establishments. That’s what’s been special about Dublin 8 from the start: it’s home to really unique businesses, not chains.

      Q: Would you recommend the area?
      A: I used to live just around the corner and am still very involved in the area. I would absolutely recommend people move there. It’s still got a great mix of the old and new, which is essential in any community and hopefully it will retain its enriched sense of culture.

    • Teeling Distillery

      Established in 2015 in the Liberties, Teeling was the first new distillery to open in Dublin in 125 years. Part of a new generation of distillers, Teeling takes traditional distilling methods and injects new innovative practises to craft whiskeys that are complex and full of flavour. We talked to Brand Ambassador, James Kilgannon.
    • Q: What drew you to this part of Dublin?
      A: The Liberties are Dublin’s old centre of whiskey distilling. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they produced about 50–60% of the world’s whiskey, and ancestors of the current Teeling family had a distillery there. We chose to open our distillery in the heart of Dublin City in order to revive the tradition of distillery in the Liberties.

      Q: What excites you about the area; what makes it unique?
      A: We love the Liberties—it’s steeped in tradition. It’s got a really vibrant community with arts projects sitting alongside fishmongers and greengrocers. And there’s an artistic crowd, with independent cafés everywhere, which co-exists with the original Liberties’ community.

      Q: What kind of businesses would you like to see move to the area?
      A: I’d like to see businesses with a community spirit and sustainable practises. Businesses that really add something to the area and want to see more green spaces. That kind of thing.

    • Q: What kind of businesses would you like to see move to the area?
      A: I’d like to see businesses with a community spirit and sustainable practises. Businesses that really add something to the area and want to see more green spaces. That kind of thing.

      Q: Do you live in the area?
      A: I do. I’m originally from Galway but I’ve lived here for three years. It’s like a rural town in the centre of Dublin. There are a lot of characters and personalities throughout the Liberties that make a tight-knit community that is extremely welcoming.

Transport

Travel in the centre of Dublin and beyond with close connections by road, bus, rail, Luas and on foot.

Trains/Darts
See timetable
Walk
St. James Hospital
3 mins
Phoenix Park
8 mins
Dublin Docklands
15 mins
Dublin Airport
25 mins
Cycle
St. James Hospital
5 mins
Trinity College
5 mins
Phoenix Park
9 mins
Dublin Docklands
12 mins
Drive
St. James Hospital
3 mins
Phoenix Park
8 mins
Dublin Docklands
15 mins
Dublin Airport
25 mins
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Life at Newmarket Yards

A place to unwind

Our stunning one, two and three bedroom residences are designed with quality, comfort and convenience in mind, helping you make the most of space.

Considered spaces

Find the perfect balance between luxury, comfort, wellness and convenience with characterful and considered spaces alongside excellent indoor and outdoor amenities.