Drumcondra is in Dublin 9 on the northside of the city (approx 4km). Drumcondra is one of the main arterial routes linking the city centre to Dublin Airport and the M1 Belfast Road. Predominantly residential it is home to a mixture of young professionals, students and a settled population. In the last 12 months Drumcondra has become a more affordable area to purchase property and some now know it as the Ranelagh of the Northside. Drumcondra has excellent local amenities including pubs (The Ivy House, Cat and Cage, Quinn’s and Fagan’s), may restaurants (Jamuine opposite Fagan’s and small restaurants like Il Corvo opposite the Skylon Hotel. Abrakababra, Dominos and Roma). The River Tolka and Grand Canal flow through the area and nearby areas include Dublin city centre, Phibsboro, Ballybough and Glasnevin. There are excellent transport links to Dublin city and surrounding areas including a railway station where the main Maynooth to Dublin line passes. Drumcondra features Ireland’s largest stadium, Croke Park which is head-quarters for the GAA. Drumcondra is also home to Tolka Park soccer stadium, which are the home grounds of Shelbourne football club. Famous residents include Ex Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s, Samantha Mumba, Fintan O’Toole and Ian Dempsey.