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A QUICK VISIT TO INCHICORE

A QUICK VISIT TO INCHICORE MAINLY THE TYRCONNELL ROAD AREA

Last week I visited a small section of Inchicore and the one thing that immediately stood out was the amount of litter and derelict or badly maintained sites.

Inchicore is 5 kilometres west of the city centre, south of the River Liffey, west of Kilmainham, north of Drimnagh and east of Ballyfermot, most of Inchicore is in the Dublin 8 postal district; parts of the area extend into Dublin 10 and Dublin 12.

Inchicore is accessed by multiple roads and served by a range of Dublin Bus services. It is also served by the Luas tram system, which runs along a permanent way, and serves the area from Blackhorse to Suir Bridge.

Inchicore is passed on its southern edge by the Grand Canal, developed by economic progressives of the day and that was, at its peak, the major passenger and commercial trading route through central Ireland, running through the lush productive farmlands and peat bogs of the Irish midlands. While it carried significant traffic in the great boom of the eighteenth century, it is now a recreational waterway.

Inchicore’s centre, at the junction of Emmet Road and Tyrconnell Road, retains a village atmosphere. The area includes a variety of local stores including a butcher/deli, hardware, ethnic stores, and some mid-size supermarkets. The village is home to a number of pubs, including the ancient Black Lion Inn, and several restaurants and take-aways including an Italian Restaurant called O’Liva.

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