The Ultimate Renter’s Guide: Rent in Drumcondra Dublin Ireland
Drumcondra is one of Dublin’s most popular residential neighborhoods. It’s just north of the city center, which makes it easy to get to, and it’s one of several on the Northside that give trendy places like Ranelagh a run for their money. Here are the most important things you need to know before renting in this nice area, which has good local amenities and beautiful Victorian-style red brick buildings.
Drumcondra train station is on the line that goes from Dublin Connolly to Maynooth.
There are a lot of Dublin Bus routes that go there, like the 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, and 41.
Drumcondra would be on the planned Metro North rail line that would run from Dublin Airport to the city (Construction is due to begin in 2021).
On the General Vibe of the Neighborhood
Experts say, “Drumcondra feels open, which is different from many of the established suburbs. The main part of the area is spread out along the N1 road that runs next to Dorset Street and into the city center. This means that no matter where you live, there are shops nearby. This part of Drumcondra is busy with traffic because it is on the main N1 route. However, there is a good network of transport infrastructure, which gives this part of the neighborhood a civic feel. Off the main road, it gets more residential and surprisingly quiet. There are many public spaces, parks, the Tolka River, and the Royal Canal, all of which give a sense of space and calm. —Shane Lenihan, an architect in the area
What to eat and drink where
For brunch: Anderson’s Café & Crêperie. Anderson’s Crêperie is a popular place in the area. They are known for their sweet crêpes and buckwheat galettes, but they also have tasty sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts. Their breakfast menu, which is served until 2 pm on weekends, is perfect for lazy Saturday mornings. If you want to be wowed, try their “glorious breakfast galette” with bacon, Hick’s sausage, and egg.
The Cat and Cage is a place to get burgers and beer. The historic Cat and Cage was first licensed as a pub in 1690. During the Irish rebellion of 1798, rebels stole a postal cart from the pub to tell others to take up arms. Today, it’s a cool gastropub that serves gourmet buttermilk chicken burgers, slow-cooked pork belly ribs, and craft beer from their sister pub’s microbrewery.
The Washerwoman is great for a special dinner. The Washerwoman is in Glasnevin, but it’s worth the short walk or bike ride from Drumcondra to get there. It’s run by the same dream team as The Woollen Mills and The Winding Stair in the city center. This trendy new restaurant is in a stone cottage from the early 18th century. It is the place to go for salt-aged meats, new takes on Dublin classics like cockles and mussels, and delicious food in general.
Fagan’s if you want a pint of Guinness. This year will be Fagan’s 110th year in business, and it’s still as popular as ever. This Victorian pub is one of the most well-known places in all of Drumcondra. Famous Irish people like Pierce Brosnan and Rory McIlroy have been there over the years.
Universities and colleges in the area
Dublin City University Glasnevin is in Dublin 9, Ireland.
Mater Dei Institute of Education, Drumcondra, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
Dublin 7, Ireland, DIT Campus Grangegorman Lower
Statistics for Your Area
Total estimated household income for Dublin in 2014: €39,258 (compared to €25,633 for all of Ireland).
The median age range in Drumcondra is between 16 and 34 (38%, compared to 28% for all of Ireland).
The average rent in Dublin 9 in the fourth quarter of 2016 was €1,201 for a one-bedroom apartment and €2,050 for a five-bedroom house.
Nearby places of interest and architectural sites
Croke Park Stadium
Jones’ Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland.
Designed by Gilroy McMahon Architects and winner of the Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.
The National Botanic Gardens have a curvy range of glasshouses.
Designed by Richard Turner, who was one of the first people to use wrought iron in glasshouse design.
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
9 Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland. Designed by Robert Sorley Lawrie in the Art Deco style.
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