10 Reasons Glasnevin Is The Best Place To Live In All Of Dublin

Glorious Glas Naíon <3

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We're calling it... 

Glasnevin is the best place to live in all of Dublin. 

No, no, no. Shhh, there's no argument on this one. 

From the red brick gaff-lined streets to the orchid-filled glasshouses of the Botanic Gardens... it's one of the dreamiest districts in Dubland. 

Here are 10 reasons we love this Dublin 9 hood...

1. The Botanic Gardens 

I've spent many a day wandering around this oasis of beauty and serenity. 

Clears the head, teaches you something new every time you visit and results in plenty 'o' Instagrams. 

Never been? GTFO. 

Every day is made better with a trip here finished with an eclair and cuppa tea in their cafe. Perfection does exist. 

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2. The Washerwoman 

Heaven is a place on earth in The Washerwoman on Glasnevin Hill. 

A former idyllic cottage built in the 1700s and now a buzzing and bustling restaurant that serves crowds of Glasnevinians every week. 

Brunch goals. 

Washewoman

3. Where would you get better neighbours... 

... than the likes of Drumcondra, Santry and Phibsborough? 

Everything you could ever need is a mere stone's throw away. 

4. The people and pets...

... are honest to goodness just better craic. 

Who's with me?

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5. Glasnevin Cemetery

Even Ariana Grande's paid a visit to this famous resting place. 

And you should too. 

"We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history."

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

6. The #gaffgoals on every corner...

No better reason to move here. 

7. McMahons of Botanic Avenue

Two words. 

Pancake cake. 

It's real, people. 

One of our favourite spots to plant ourselves outside of during summer months. 

Other delightful offerings include these chia pots <3

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8. It's home to best chipper in Dublin

Yep - good ol' Macari's

They've been saving lives for years. 

Including mine - many a time. 

Extra curry sauce plz. 

9. AND it's home to the best university in Dublin 

DC who? DCU

As a proud DCU alum, I would highly recommend not fighting me on this one. 

You'll lose x

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10. Le Petit Café 

Quite possibly the most hidden gem in all of Dublin, you'll find this lovely little café tucked away on Saint Pappin Road. 

From tasty cakes and delish sambos to some of the best coffees we've tasted - this foodie haven deserves to be discovered. 

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Written By

Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating and writing her way around Dublin alana@lovin.com / @alanalav

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