Recently, Stoneybatter was included in Time Out magazine's list of the top 50 "coolest neighbourhoods" in the world, making it the coolest place in Ireland.

Noting the "red-brick terraced houses and the regular clop of a horse and cart still heard on the road", the magazine celebrates Stoneybatter's "village-in-the-city" vibe. 

They write: "But the past year has seen a string of great new openings, from vegan cafés to hot new bars, challenging other neighbourhoods vying for the crown (we're looking at you, Phibsborough)."

Footage of the Dublin village Of Stoneybatter in 1979 from the RTÉ Archives:

A number of local institutions get a shout-out, like Grano, the sublime Italian restaurant specialising in "top-notch Calabrian cuisine", while the recently renovated Belfry is commended for its "own barrel-aged cocktails". 

On Today with Maura and Dáithí, Keith Walsh visited the Northside district to find out what makes it so cool.