Many people will have thought to themselves that Ireland would be a cool place to live, much better than the dreary neighbourhood that they call home.
And it turns out, they were right! Or at least one part of Ireland which has been named as the 27th ‘coolest place to live’ by Time out magazine.
Phibsborough is a suburb on the northside of Dublin, and is now officially one of the coolest places in the world to live.
Time Out told their readers: “Since a new tram line arrived last December, the outlying village of Phibsboro (also spelled Phibsborough) has become more bustling than ever. Dilapidated Victorian buildings are suddenly filling with modern cafés and charming shops.
“Like nearby hipster hub Stoneybatter before it, the additional infrastructure signals that a revival is on the horizon, with former residents like the writer James Joyce adding to the neighbourhood’s allure, and arts and community organisation Phizzfest hosting regular theatre, literature, comedy, music and film events and discussions throughout the year.”
It is a great feather in the cap for the residents and businesses in Phibsborough. Being named as the 27th coolest place in the world is a title which will surely go down well with the locals.
Here is Time Out’s elite top ten coolest places on earth for 2018.
1. Embajadores, Madrid
2. Euljiro, Seoul
3. Nueva Villa de Aburrá, Medellin
4. Metaxourgeio, Athens
5. Princípe Real, Lisbon
6. Strasbourg-Saint-Denis, Paris
7. Neukölln, Berlin
8. Yanaka, Tokyo
9. Highland Park, Los Angeles
10. Fitzroy, Melbourne
Time Out also recommends the coolest places in Phibsborough to go out for a drink (Back Page), get some food at (Two Boys Brew), and stay (Charleville Lodge Hotel).
The general manager of Charleville Lodge is Paul Stenson, who has featured on Ireland Calling in the past after he got into an online row with a social media influencer who wanted a free stay in his hotel.
He is also the star of this comical promotion video for his hotel.
Time Out also mentions ‘cool’ activities to do in Phibsborough, including taking a walk along the Royal Canal and enjoying some peace and tranquility at Blessington Basin Park.
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