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Smithfield is located halfway between Phoenix Park and O’Connell St. on the northside of the Liffey. The market can be found close to the Four Courts. You’ll see a sign along the quays that says Smithfield. You can’t miss it.

red line to Luas

Smithfield Luas Red line Stop

directions by car

  • From Heuston Station
    • Cross the River Liffey at Frank Sherwin Bridge - N4.
    • Bear right onto Wolfe Tone Quay - N4.
    • Continue straight for 1km and turn left at traffic lights onto Blackhall Place
    • Turn right at second set of traffic lights, then turn right at next set of traffic lights.
    • Entrance to Park Rite car park at Smithfield is on your left hand side.
    • 1escape health club is located to the front side of the car park entrance, facing
    • onto Smithfield Plaza.
  • From O'Connell Bridge
    • Drive forward onto Aston Quay - N4, continuing straight ahead along Wellington Quay and then onto Merchants Quay.
    • At traffic lights turn right over bridge leading to Church Street.
    • Continue through 2 sets of traffic lights and at third set (junction with North King St), take left turn and continue straight for 100m.
    • 1escape health club will be in view on your left hand side.
  • From Dublin Airport
    • Start out at Dublin Airport.
    • At Airport Roundabout take 2nd exit.
    • At next roundabout take 2nd exit to the M1/M50, signposted M1 Dublin.
    • Continue straight ahead following signs for M1 City Centre for 6km, entering Dublin.
    • At traffic lights continue straight ahead to Drumcondra Road Lower - N1, signposted City Centre.
    • Continue forward to Dorset Street Upper - R804.
    • Continue forward to Bolton Street and straight forward to the traffic lights (junction of King Street North and Church Street Upper). Continue straight ahead for 500m and 1escape health club will be in view on your left hand side.
    • Total travel time 30mins approximately (please allow more time during peak travel times morning and evening, thank you).

directions by foot

  • From Dame Street
    • From Dame Street (outside Trinity College) walk straight up Dame Street to Lord Edward Street to Christchurch Place.
    • Carry on past Christchurch Cathedral and take the next right onto Bridge Street.
    • Head straight over Merchants Quay and Fr. Mathew bridge across Arran Quay.
    • Walk up Church Street past St. Michans Cathedral.
    • At the cross roads. take the left turn onto North King Street.
    • Continue on North King Street and you will find 1escape health club on your left hand side at the top of Smithfield Market.
  • From O'Connell Street
    • From O'Connell Street head towards Henry Street.
    • Continue along Henry Street onto Mary Street and then turn right at Jervis Street.
    • At the top of the road take a left onto Parnell Street and then a slight right to stay on Parnell Street.
    • Continue onto Capel Street taking the next left at the traffic lights onto North King Street.
    • Continue Straight on North King Street through the cross roads with Church Street.
    • Continue on North King Street and you will find 1escape health club on your left hand side at the top of Smithfield Market.
  • From Phoenix Park
    • Head southeast on Chesterfield Ave toward Ordnance Rd 1.6 km.
    • Take a slight left to stay on Chesterfield Avenue. Go through 1 roundabout.
    • Turn left at Conyngham Rd and continue along onto Parkgate St, then continue onto Benburb Street.
    • Turn left at Queen Street and then take right at Queen St (60 m) then turn right at Haymarket (92 m).
    • You will now reach the cobble-stoned market where you need to Turn left.
    • Continue straight along the market


Underground Car parking is conveniently available in the Park Rite Car Park off Queen Street. As a member of 1escape you may get your car park ticket stamped at our reception desk to receive a preferential parking rate from the cashier desk. Alternatively pay and display parking is available outside the club on the market.

by bike

If you are coming on your own bike, we would recommend that you park it in the secure underground Park Rite car park (directions to the left). This can be accessed from Queen Street and a lift will then take you up to the market. Alternatively there are bike racks at the end of the path between the Maldron Hotel and 1escape.
  • From O'Connell Street
    • Head north on O'Connell Street Upper/N1 toward Cathal Brugha St (100 m)
    • Turn left at Parnell St/N1 (450 m)
    • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for N4/N7 (200 m)
    • Slight right to stay on Parnell St (350 m)
    • Turn left at Kings St N/N1
    • Continue to follow N1 (350 m)
    • At crossroads Continue onto King St N (33 m)
    • Turn left at Queen St Destination will be on the left
  • From Grafton Street
    • Distance 2.9 km (about 8 mins)
    • Turn left at Dawson St/N11 (270 m)
    • Turn left at Nassau St/N11
    • Continue to follow N11 (210m)
    • Sharp left at College Green/N11
    • Continue to follow College Green (500 m)
    • Continue onto Dame St/N81 Continue to follow N81 (150 m)
    • Turn left at Christchurch Pl/N81 (210 m)
    • Continue onto High St (270 m)
    • Slight right at Upper Bridge St (signs for N4/N7) (550 m)
    • Continue onto R108 (350 m)
    • Turn left at King St N (33 m)
    • Turn left at Queen St
    • Destination will be on the left
  • From Phoenix Park
    • Head southeast toward Acres Rd (120m)
    • Turn right at Acres Rd (1.3 km)
    • Slight left at Kyber Rd (1.4 km)
    • Turn left at Chapelizod Rd/R109
    • Continue to follow R109 (550 m)
    • Continue onto Wolfe Tone Quay/N4
    • Continue to follow N4 (350 m)
    • Turn left at Blackhall Place (150 m)
    • Turn right at King St North (17 m)
    • Slight right at Queen St
    • Destination will be on the left

dcc bikes

Station 42 is located just outside our doors and is credit card enabled. Alternatively Station 35 is located beside the Luas tracks. Click here for a map of all the DCC bike stations.

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