The name “Phibsborough” comes from “Phipps” or “Phibbs.” This is believed to relate to the Lincolnshire settler Richard Phibbs of Coote’s Horse, resident in Kilmainham from the mid-17th century. The spelling being Phippsborough back in the 1790s.
Phibsborough also spelled Phibsboro, is a mixed commercial and residential neighbourhood on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.
The Bradogue River crosses the area in a culvert, and the Royal Canal passes through its northern reaches, notably at Cross Guns Bridge. Formerly, a branch of the canal ran to the Broadstone basin, later the site of the Midland Great Western Railway Terminus and currently the headquarters of Bus Éireann. Mountjoy Prison is located in the district.
Phibsborough, Grangegorman and Broadstone both have stops on the Luas Green Line located along the former Midland & Great Western Railway line.
Up until the Covid-19 lockdowns I used the LUAS tram service on a daily basis but I no longer use public transport and do noy intend doing so until after I get a vaccine.
The Phibsborough stop is located at the railway cutting between the North Circular Road and the Cabra Road. It has lateral platforms. Access to the platform level is from both the North Circular and Cabra Roads via stairs and lifts from the new deck levels abutting the existing road overbridges. The Broadstone stop is located at Prebend Street and the Western Way. The Phibsboro stop serves the residential communities and facilitates interchange with bus services on the North Circular and Cabra Roads. The Broadstone stop, my local stop, serves the Mountjoy area and the newly built Technological University Dublin campus located at Grangegorman.
The Luas Cross City project has joined the Luas Red and Green lines with a line from Broombridge in North Dublin (interchange with Irish Rail station) and St. Stephen’s Green Green Line stop. Services began in December 2017.
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