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The Poynton SpineCare Institute
St Raphael's House
81 - 84 Dorset Street Upper
Dublin 1

Eircode D01 KX02

Tel 01 88 22 637
Fax 01 88 22 639


Public Transport


Bus stops directly outside / opposite our building:

16      16A      11      13      122      1      40      40B      40D      44

Bus stops close by:

Coming from Southside: 46A
First stop after Parnell Square (Berkley Road) at Spar, walk down Blessington Street, left onto Dorset Street, next left onto St. Joseph’s Place

Coming from Northside: 46A
Blessington Street stop, left onto Dorset Street, next left onto St. Joseph’s Place


Take a taxi from here
It is approximately a 25 minute walk
(There is no direct bus from Busaras to Dorset Street)


Green Line

to St Stephens Green
Transfer to 46 A bus to Berkley Road

Red Line

to Abbey Street then about a 15 minute walk or taxi


Heuston Station

Take a taxi from here
Take the Luas Red line to Abbey Street
Then a 15 minute walk or taxi

Connolly Station

Take a taxi from here
Approximately 30 minute walk

Drumcondra Station

Take a 16 bus from here
Approximately 15 minute walk


Car Parking

There is limited on street parking near our building which is pay and display red zone.  The parking meter is on St. Joseph’s Parade and costs approximately €2.80 per hour. 

Using a smartphone you can download the parking tag app, “parkingtag” where you can register your car and top using a debit or credit card.

Maximum parking time limit is 3 hours.

Be aware clampers regularly operate in this area.

Disabled Parking

If you hold a disabled drivers permit you can park in the pay and display parking on street free of charge.
If you require wheelchair access please advise us when you arrive.

Mater Car Park

Private car park on Eccles Street – between the Mater and the Mater Private. Cost €3 per hour or a maximum of €15 per day.  This car park is approximately a 10 minute walk. Queueing is not possible when the car park is full.

Other Public Car Parks

Approximately a 15 minute walk from the following car parks 

  • Marlborough Street,

  • Parnell Centre on Parnell Street,

  • Arnotts on North Princes Street (entrance next to the GPO at Penneys)

  • Ilac Centre

  • Jervis Street



From Mater Private

Walk to the pedestrian crossing at the crossroads, cross in the direction of Eccles Townhouse with the Mater Private at your back. Continue on Dorset Street past the Findlater pub and take the second turn on your right to St. Joseph’s Place. 

From Drumcondra Train Station

Exit the train station and turn right onto Drumcondra Road Lower. Cross the bridge onto Dorset Street Lower. Continue on the same side of the road through 3 sets of traffic lights on Dorset Street Upper.  After Eccles Townhouse take the second turn on the right onto St. Joseph’s Place. 

From O'Connell Street

From the GPO walk to the top of O'Connell Street keeping right at the Ambasador Theatre. Continue past the Gardens of Remembrance and at the second traffic lights cross at the pedestrian lights, turn right, we are the first turn on the left.