Technological University Dublin is proud to have its new campus in Dublin 7, a vibrant and rapidly changing area on the edge of the City Centre. With strong transport links and a host of amenities and attractions, Dublin 7 is an ideal place for the University's City Campus. While the local area has undergone a great amount of development and modernisation in recent years, which can be seen in places like Smithfield, it is still home to many important historical and cultural sites, such as Collins Barracks, St. Michan's Church & Crypts, and even the 19th century buildings that now form part of the University campus itself. Meanwhile, the local villages of Stoneybatter and Phibsboro maintain a strong sense of community.
Just minutes south of the campus is Smithfield – once a horse and a fruit & vegetable market, it has been regenerated into a residential, commercial and cultural district with a host of amenities and attractions. It is home to the Jameson Distillery and the famous Lighthouse Cinema as well as a variety of restaurants and shops. You can also go to the top of the Smithfield Chimney for some of the best views in Dublin.
Places to Eat & Drink
There are no shortage of places to eat in the area. Aside from Smithfield, there is the nearby village of Stoneybatter which has a wide selection of cuisines including a Ramen bar, a Chilli Shack, and Italian, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese options, as well as numerous coffee shops and bakeries. There is even a new vegan café that has recently opened at the foot of Grangegorman Lower, just a few minutes walk from the campus.
More traditional fare can be found in many of the public houses in the area, some of which are among Dublin’s best known. Older establishments like the Cobblestone and Walsh’s, which have regular folk sessions, contrast with newer pubs such as The Belfry and Dice Bar.
The area surrounding the campus is also well supplied with supermarkets. The west side of the campus has a walkway that leads to the Park Shopping Centre on Prussia Street which has a large Tesco, a post office, and a selection of other smaller shops. To the south, on North Brunswick Street there is a Lidl and, just past it, in Smithfield, there is a Fresh Food Market which has a large deli section.