BROADSTONE LUAS TRAM STOP
There was once a harbour at this location: Broadstone harbour’s location was chosen for its proximity to the markets and the law courts. Bolton Street was the preferred site, but high land prices and objections from local residents forced its relocation to Broadstome. The Kings Inns, designed by James Gandon, was built opposite the harbour and, like the Four Courts and Custom House, was designed with its frontage on a waterfront.
The Broadstone Gate provides a key access to the Grangegorman site and has been developed as part of the Luas Cross City works. It has been developed as a public plaza and the access provides a major linkage between Grangegorman and Dublin city. The plaza is situated off Constitution Hill on the site of the Old Royal Canal at the former Great Western Railway Station commonly known as Broadstone, and is now the most prominent entrance to the Grangegorman urban quarter.
Under the Grangegorman Masterplan, the primary urban path through Grangegorman – St Brendan’s Way acts as a link with the Broadstone Gate which reaches as far as Prussia Street. The link with Broadstone can also be seen as an extension to the 18th century historic spine of Dublin City which covered Dublin Castle across Grattan Bridge, along Capel Street/Bolton Street, Henrietta Street and King’s Inn.