Smithfield Square, Dublin

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  • Great evening with dinner in Sparks Bistro followed by a film in the Lighthouse Cinema. The food was excellent with friendly service. The location is a short walk from The Quays, if you arrive by bus ...  more »
  • enjoyed browsing around interesting 2nd hand vintage shop, having coffee and watch the world go by. There are different things happening in the square on holidays & some w/e's. We loved the superb Sup...  more »
  • Officially called Smithfield Plaza, this square is in the heart of Dublin 7, in an area to the north side of Dublin. Smithfield was originally established in mid 17 century as a market, but in 1997 underwent a transformation and is currently a cultural neighborhood shaken, with high-end luxury apartments and many commercial properties. 12 lampposts 26.5 metre gas draws attention on contemporary architecture of the place. Although the flames are rarely lit, the lights of the masts can sometimes be seen in different colors, reflecting cultural events throughout the year.
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  • Lovely cobbled square (rectangule) in a part of the city that visitors don't often see. A large open space that is used for many different things such as food fairs and busker competitions. Some good places to eat and drink with wonderful cinema in the same locality.
  • Is a cool place to hang around. Coffee shops options, supermarket, cool takeaways and bars with outdoor sitting. Have a walk around for yourself!
  • Vibrant location to be at on Culture Night, and there is always family-orientated events happening in this area. Being so close to the Luas Red Line is handy, and there is a nice selection of places to eat in too.
  • My husband and I park in Smithfield most Saturdays. We start and finish our Saturdays in the Square, its just bliss on a sunny day with an amazing atmosphere. It also has good food places and my favourite place of all, The Lighthouse Cinema. While it has come on leaps and bounds in the last 10 years, I hope it improves even more and the best is made of the space.
  • Bleak and anonymous. Just a windswept hole in the cityscape. Only reason to go there is Lighthouse cinema, 5 star, and the rather good bar next door.

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