Cheap hotels in Around Dublin, Dublin
The neighborhoods included in this designation are located outside central Dublin, but each has its own attractive qualities. Ballsbridge and Ranelegh, both just over the Grand Canal, are leafy, residential neighborhoods, for the most part. Ballsbridge also features a posh cluster of shops on Baggot Street Upper.
The Portobello area just north of the Grand Canal is, by way of contrast, funky. West of Richmond Street South is the hub of Dublin's Jewish community, and to the east of Richmond is a trove of ethnic shops and eateries. The overall vibe is intermittently scrappy and stately, a nice cross-section of Dublin culture. Finally, Smithfield is just west of Church Street and within easy walking distance of most sights.