The LUAS RED line Smithfield stop is located just 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel, when you arrive at the Smithfield stop you will see Smithfield square behind you, Maldron Hotel Smithfield is located at the top of the square next to Fresh Supermarket. The LUAS arriving approx. every 10 minutes during peak times. The cost of a single journey is €2.10 for an adult, for more information on timetables check out the LUAS official website. The Smithfield LUAS stop provides easy access to the new cross-city LUAS which connects both the RED and GREEN line LUAS.
For guests driving from O’Connell Street to the hotel, the best route is to take the R148 which runs west along the riveLiffeyey. After 3km turn right onto N1 and continue for 2km before turning left onto North King Street (R804) and Maldron Hotel Smithfield will be located on the left hand side.
Maldron Hotel Smithfield is located on Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. The Smithfield area has undergone extensive renovations over the past number of years where it previously was used as an open market. Since then the area has become home to an array of trendy restaurants, cafes and bars as well as attractions like the Old Jameson Distillery, The Story of the Irish and the Lighthouse Cinema all facing out onto a contemporary open square.
To the east of Smithfield Square is the Four Courts and home to Dublin’s legal district. With the Law Society, the Four Courts and the Criminal Courts right on the doorstep of the hotel, it provides the business traveller direct access on foot to all of the main legal buildings in Dublin.
To the north of the square is Grangegorman home to Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) new campus, at present, the campus is home to art & design and social science, the remainder of colleges will be moving to the campus in 2017. On completion, the campus will hold up to 10,000 students and will be the largest college in Ireland.
At the bottom of the square the LUAS (tram) line stops, this red line serves O’Connell Street, IFSC and the 3 Arena in one direction and Heuston Station, Tallaght and Saggart in the other direction.
There are a number of hospitals located within close proximity of Smithfield including St. James Hospital, Mater Hospital and Charter Medical Clinic.