At a Glance
Get to know the Neighbourhood
Situated on the Tolka River, Glasnevin is a very popular location on Dublin’s Northside. Approximately 3 kilometres from the city centre, this suburb has excellent local amenities and is home to the National Botanic Gardens, National Meteorological Office and a range of other State bodies. Dublin City University has also made the neighbourhood home for its main campus.
Glasnevin is perhaps most famous for the Victorian-era Glasnevin Cemetery, complete with an on-site museum and guided tours to the graves of famed Irish figures like poet Brendan Behan and rebel leader Michael Collins. The renowned John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravedigger’s’ pub is just next door, and there are plenty of restaurants and pubs in Glasnevin village to choose from, including. The Washerwoman, Botanic House and McMahon’s. Green space can be enjoyed rain or shine at the National Botanic Gardens, with peaceful garden walks outdoors or within the beautifully restored Victorian glasshouses.
Large period houses, smaller apartments and builds from the 1950s and 60s make up the residential landscape of Glasnevin, so there is a home to suit every family size. There is a choice of both primary and secondary schools in the immediate vicinity, as well as easy routes to and from Dublin city centre by car or bus. For sporting fans, Glasnevin is just a short stroll from Coke Park.
- Close to Dublin city centre
- Croke Park
- Glasnevin Cemetery
- Open parks
- Pubs and restaurants
- National Botanic Gardens
- 4 – Harristown towards Monkstown Avenue
- 9 – Charlestown to Limekiln Ave
- 43 – Talbot St to Swords Business Park
- 88n – Westmoreland St towards Ashbourne