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Why should you move to Phibsboro ?

Named amongst “the 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world” by Time Out in 2020, the heart of the Northside has no reason to envy anywhere in Dublin.

Located in Dublin 7, Phibsboro is bordered by the districts of Glasnevin to the north, Grangegorman and Cabra to the west and Drumcondra to the east.

In 2020, Phibsboro was ranked 27th “coolest neighbourhood in the world”. (Dublin 8 scored even higher in the most recent list!)

Time Out Magazine’s list ranks different districts based on the ability to balance a great local culture, food, fun and support to their local community.

If you are wondering if Dublin’s heart is still beating, I would recommend looking to Phibsboro

Kate Kearney

Javi Martinez, an exchange student from Santander in Spain now living in a shared flat in Phibsboro, was unaware of the title that his residing area held.

“I had no idea that Phibsboro had been named in the top 40 of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. But I can see why, since for me it is a good place to live in,” said Martinez.

“I have no complaints about the neighborhood atmosphere. I joined the community group and noticed that there was a lot of mutual support. In Spain I never felt that way,” he said.

The neighbourhood is not far from the green Luas line and is served by many Dublin bus routes, making it easy to commute throughout the city.

“I absolutely love the location. I can walk to O’Connell street in less than 15 minutes.” said Martinez.

“I live not far away from the Blessington Basin. It is a real breath of fresh air,” he added.

The Back Page on Phibsboro Road in Dublin 7, is known for its pizzas and atmosphere. It is a good spot to be on the evenings of major sporting events. It’s not too crowded and craic is guaranteed.

Kate Kearney, a regular at the Back Page thinks that “the Back Page is a good representation of Phibsboro – a friendly atmosphere mixed with sport”.

Phibsboro is known as a home of Irish soccer, in the form of Bohemian Football Club, who play their home games at Dalymount Park.

But gaelic games at Croke Park are also close.

“I never lived in Phibsboro, but I always remember going to gaelic football matches in Croke Park with my family and after the games, the atmosphere in Phibsboro is special,” said Kearney.

Croke Park. Photo by Henry Be on Unsplash

Phibsboro is not only an area filled with pubs and cafes but it is an area where mutual aid and community spirit shine.

“If you are wondering if Dublin’s heart is still beating, I would recommend looking no further than this part of town,” Kearney said. “Phibsboro has so much to offer.”

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