Dublin’s Creative Quarter


Eden Bar & Grill at the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter

Creative Quarter Fashion Show, Powerscourt House, South William Street, Dublin 2

Creative Quarter Fashion Show, Powerscourt House, South William Street, Dublin 2

An imaginary line runs around some of Dublin’s most central streets creating the eclectic Creative Quarter.

Taking in South William Street to George’s Street on one side and from Lower Stephen’s Street to Exchequer Street on the other, Dublin’s Creative Quarter is home to artisan boutiques, galleries, studios, cafes and restaurants.

Situated right in the heart of this quarter on South William Street is Eden Bar & Grill.

Well worth an afternoon or evening of exploration, this hustling and bustling district fills the air with an electric sense of innovation and creativity.

Little bit of history

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Jennifer Rothwell Correct One Shoulder Dress

The Creative Quarter was initially developed by Dublin City Council as part of their Business Improvement District scheme with the idea of encouraging people to re-engage and interact with this part of the city and to drive business in the area.  The project was a huge success and today Dublin’s Creative Quarter is a fitting showcase for a myriad of talents from both Ireland and abroad.

This unique area has evolved into a cohesive and tight knit community who actively support and encourage each other in business.  Collaboration is always key in a City Centre quarter such as this, Eden is proud to be part of the Dublin Creative Quarter family.

Fashion & Shopping… Lots of it!!!

web-rdp_20140909_00197There is a distinct vintage vibe in Dublin’s Creative Quarter with everything from bespoke jewellery to evening wear to footwear and headwear.  A shoppers paradise if you will!  To download a brochure on the area, click here or take a look at this Dublin Town Video

Just some of the Irish Fashion Designers who have made their home in Dublin’s Creative Quarter listed here :

Helen McAlinden has her own boutique on South William Street and has been known to proudly refer to the Creative Quarter as her home, we are very happy to be her neighbour.

Helen McAlinden SS17 Catherine floral dress €265

Helen McAlinden SS17 Catherine floral dress €265

Art

Meet some of the truly unique talent on our streets

George’s Street Arcade

small-georges-street-arcadeGeorge’s Street Arcade was originally an enclosed  Victorian market and was Ireland’s first purpose- built shopping centre and one of Europe’s oldest, dating from 1881.  The arcade is home to over 50 local businesses including vintage boutiques, designers, antiques and collectibles to name but a few.  This wonderful building warrants a blog of its own, so for now we will just include a link to their website here and a little video clip to give you a flavour of the arcade in Dublin’s Creative Quarter

Powerscourt Townhouse

Powerscourt Townhouse is also within the Creative Quarter and houses jewellery designers, some top fashion labels, antiques and a choice of cafes all perfect for watching the world go by.  Literally it has everything for the rambling tourist or the shopping fiends, full details can be perused via their website here..

The Irish Georgian Society

The headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society is also located in Dublin’s Creative Quarter.  Their vision is to conserve, protect and foster an interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts.  What better place to reside than in the heart of Dublin.  They run regular events sometimes of an academic nature but will also include walking tours, for more details visit their events page here

A stone’s throw from the fast pace of Grafton Street, the Creative Quarter has it all….and more!  And while you are busy looking around you, remember to appreciate the amazing architecture that surrounds you!

Access & Parking

Dublin’s Creative Quarter is within seconds of several different Dublin Bus routes and just minutes’ walk from the Luas Green Line stop at St Stephen’s Green.  For those driving in Dublin, there are several multi-storey public carparks in the area.

…and finally to ourselves at Eden Bar & Grill

cocktailsDublin’s Creative Quarter is more than just Eden’s location or even our home, it is a way of life!  Everywhere you look you will see people living their dream following their fancy and thankfully allowing us to sample the fruits of their efforts be it food, fashion, art or merchandise.

A visit to Dublin would not be complete without visiting us in the Creative Quarter!  Drop in for a bite to eat, a cocktail or even a beer, you will always be welcome!