Glasnevin is in north Dublin bordered by Finglas, Ballymun, Whitehall, Phibsboro, Drumcondra and Cabra. Mainly residential it encompasses Dublin 7 and Dublin 9 and is within 3 km of Dublin city centre. Glasnevin is steeped in local history; it is home to Glasnevin cemetery, one of Ireland’s most historic cemeteries where historic figures such as Micheal Collins and Charles Stewart Parnell are buried. Other local amenities include the Botanic Gardens, the famous Gravedigger pub and Croke Park in Drumcondra is a short walk away. The MET office is a focal building in Glasnevin due to its pyramid style shape. Dublin City University is located in Glasnevin making it a popular location for students.