About

Welcome to OnTheLine.

Eat, drink and shop near Luas Green Line stops. That’s what OnTheLine is all about.

We’re the website that’s all about places to go, things to checkout and good times to be had all within walking distance of Green Line Luas stops.

We’re talking about bars, cafés, restaurants, small shops and big stores… quirky places, much loved local institutions and those hidden, off the beaten path little gems.

In time, OnTheLine will take advertising and will be open to tie-ins, promotions or competitions with selected local businesses.
But we promise  any paid-for content will be clearly signposted.
It’s a different take on reporting than you’ve seen before. But OnTheLine is, first and foremost, a news site about things to do down the Green Line.
Get in touch at info@ontheline.ie with your news, your views and your recommendations.

The site is edited by Andrew Thompson who had the idea for OnTheLine when standing on a packed Luas tram in Winter 2012.

“I was fairly new to travelling on the Green Line,” he says. “ As it moved down the line I got to wondering what was out there in the darkness near the Luas stops.
“I also noticed that many of people on the packed rush hour carriage were reading their smartphones.  As well as reading the New York Times or The Guardian, I thought it would be great for them to have a local site that would put the spotlight on some of the attractions within walking distance of the stops.
“The great thing about the Luas is that the trams are fairly frequent so it is easy to jump off, pop into a nearby shop or bar, and ten or twenty minutes later catch a later Luas.’
“To make the site work I need OnTheLine readers to let me know of places they like to visit, places they can recommend. .My rule of thumb is that they need to be within ten minutes walk of a stop but there is some flexibility there for real little gems.
“The focus at first will be on eating, drinking and shopping.  But I would like to do some features on local historic sites and break news to readers about plans for any new developments of interest in the streets around Luas stops.”