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Stoneybatter – Dublin’s Hippest Neighbourhood 

23/09/2020
Stoneybatter – Dublin’s Hippest Neighbourhood 

A view of buildings at the corner of Aughrim Street and Manor Street | Unedited | Attribution: William Murphy | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

Bartra making a mark in this inner-city village

 

A Vibrant Community

Filled with laid-back cafes and edgy restaurants, Stoneybatter is known by locals and tourists as Dublin’s edgy neighborhood. Imagine a vibe similar to Sheung Wan in Hong Kong, the community blends young families, students (particularly from the Grangegorman DIT campus, which is just around 600 meters away), and older residents, where they’d mingle over some steaming coffee or a relaxing pint of plain. Stoneybatter has beat out Hong Kong, Budapest, and Prague, ranking as one of the world’s 50 coolest neighbourhoods by Time Out magazine. Described as “one of the most central places” in the city “where young people can still afford to live (just), and the neighbourhood pride is strong”, this close-knit area is a heartful location unique to Dublin and Ireland, if not to the world. 

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Image Credit: Nothingness Vision | Photo of Dublin

Experience Dublin like a Local

Stoneybatter has something for everybody. There are so many things to do for locals, students, backpackers and other tourists. Kick-off your day at Love Supreme with their famous flat whites and sausage roll, or Proper Order with their champion-winning coffee, and drop by the beautiful little bookshop, The Lilliput Press, to pick up a copy by a famous Irish writer. Take a stroll at Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe, and savor a winner brunch at Slice before lunch hits. Have a sweet tooth? Visit The Green Door Bakery, and enjoy their range of scrumptious baked goods! If you want some personal pointers around Stoneybatter, go visit Maureen, she would know where to point you. 

When it comes to Stoneybatter restaurants and must-try local food, the list can go on. But on the top of our list would be L. Mulligan Grocer, known for their scotch eggs and single pot still whiskey, and Fish Shop, which serves the best locally caught, beer-battered fish with wine. Looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a late-night drink? Consider Frank Ryan’s and Dice as your next destination. Want to go to a movie? Visit Light House, a cool cinema in the hipster area

Stoneybatter Neighbourhood

How is Bartra making a mark?

With a growing population and a drop in housing listings due to COVID-19, Bartra’s announcement of the acquisition of the Stoneybatter site of 0.07 hectares last year is a powerful move. Our Stoneybatter social housing project is located at Blackhall, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, right in the heart of the city. The size of the 23-apartments project is 15% to 20% larger than most apartments in the area. This social housing project is less than 2km from Dublin Centre, 150 meters from the Law Society of Ireland, and just 500 meters from the Smithfield LUAS stop, making it highly convenient. Acquiring the site with our capital, the construction is fully on schedule since its start date in September 2019, and is aiming for completion at the end of March 2021 (This will be dependent on any further restrictions or delays caused by COVID-19). As the first company in Ireland to enter into a 25-year Enhanced Lease Agreement with a local authority, namely, the Dublin City Council, the Backhall-located apartments will not only allow more people to call this amazing neighbourhood home but welcomes those who are wishing to immigrate to use such investment as their ticket to Ireland. 

Stoneybatter before and after

The Stoneybatter social housing is just one of our phase 1 projects, with the gross development value at about €11.5 million. With phase II around the corner, speak with one of our expert advisors to find out more about Bartra Wealth Advisors and the Irish Immigrant Investment Programme by completing the form below, and see how you can be a part of our projects.