Located just five kilometres west of Dublin city centre, Inchicore is one of Dublin’s most vibrant and exciting neighbourhoods. Positioned between the Grand Canal on one side and the River Liffey on the other, Inchicore is one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. It’s a fantastic base for your visit to Dublin city, just a stone’s throw from the bustle of the city centre, with numerous public transport options on your doorstep.
Explore local attractions like Phoenix Park, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Kilmainham Gaol and the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Soak up the vibrant street life, with lots of bars and eateries to pause for a pint or enjoy a tasty meal.
Modern Inchicore is lovely, but it’s got great heritage too. Did you know the name Inchicore is the English pronunciation of ‘Inse Chór’, which means ‘Island of Sheep’? Inchicore is built on fields that were once used as holding areas for sheep brought in from the country to be sold at the city’s markets. It was a convenient location, with lush grassland fed by the Camac River, on its way to join the Liffey.
In 1804, the Grand Canal was opened, which had an important role in carrying people and cargo from Dublin city across the country to the Shannon River system. Today, the canal is still a wonderful asset to the area. Take a walk and look out for the beautiful swans that gather here.
Inchicore’s real growth can be traced back to the start of Ireland’s railways. The Inchicore Railway Works began operation in 1846 to meet the growing need for the building and maintenance of locomotives, steam engines and carriages. It started with 39 employees but by 1976, there were over 1,000 people employed at the 30-hectare site.
Stay with us at Inchicore Suites and discover everything Inchicore has to offer – from vibrant street life and pretty parks to art, museums, and heritage. There’s lots going on. We think you’ll love it!