Stay in The Liberties and discover one of Dublin’s hidden gems! Located in lively Dublin 8 to the west of the city centre, The Liberties is a neighbourhood rich in culture and heritage. It’s been undergoing a revamp over the years and is now a centre of enterprise and innovation in Dublin city, full of life and energy.
The Liberties offers the best of both worlds. There’s a neighbourly, small-town atmosphere to the area, yet you’re right on the city’s doorstep. There’s lots to see and do in the area like a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Teeling’s Distillery, Dublinia - the Viking Experience, Vicar Street music venue and Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Pub.
The Guinness Storehouse is of course one of the area’s most popular attractions. In 1759, Arthur Guinness rented some land here for his brewery for the sum of just £45 (€60) per year. The rest is history!
Want to hear the story of how The Liberties got its name? Well, in medieval times, Dublin was walled for protection and administrative reasons so trade and commerce could be controlled and ruled by the city’s mayor. The area outside the walls was then called ‘Liberties’ for being free from the rules laid down by the city’s mayor. A small part of the walls still exist and can be seen at Cornmarket and in St. Audoen’s Park.
What’s more, when you stay at our property in the heart of The Liberties, you can enjoy the view of this historic part of Dublin from our rooftop terrace! Start planning your trip now and discover all the history and culture The Liberties has to offer.