Grangegorman is a vibrant and rapidly changing area on the edge of the city centre. With strong transport links and a host of amenities and attractions, it’s an ideal location for the University’s flagship campus. While the local area has undergone a considerable amount of development and modernisation in recent years, which can be seen in particular in places like Smithfield, the local villages of Stoneybatter and Phibsborough still maintain a strong sense of community. The campus is also close to public and cultural amenities such as the Phoenix Park and the Decorative Arts & History Museum in Collins Barracks.
Smithfield is now a residential, commercial, and cultural district with a host of amenities and attractions including a variety of cafés, restaurants, and shops. More cafés, bakeries, and shops can be found in both Stoneybatter and Phibsborough while more traditional fare can be found in the many public houses in the area, some of which are among Dublin’s best known. The area surrounding the campus is served by a variety of supermarkets and convenience stores. The shopping district of Henry Street a ten-minute walk from the Campus via the Broadstone Plaza and Kings Inn while Grafton Street is a 30-minute walk or five stops on the Green Line Luas.