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Natural History Museum
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St Stephen’s Green
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Green Bench Café
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Molloy & Dowling
MOUNT ST LOWER G7
NEW ST SOUTH
Georgian Quarter Dame District
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Super Miss Sue
Creative Quarter NI
St Patrick’s Cathedral
St Patrick’s Park
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Powerscourt Shopping Centre
The Little Museum of Dublin Stephen St
Meet and Meat
Drink & Dance
Bord Gais Theatre
Dublin Bay Cruises
Ely gastro bar
Sean O’Casey Bridge
See Dublin By Bike
Talbot Memorial Bridge
The Science Gallery
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St Andrew’s St
The Stag's Head
Exchequer Bar D5 EXCHEQUER ST
Stage & Screen
Rosie Hackett Bridge
DAME ST The Mercantile Dame Lane
CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY
WILLIAM ST SOUTH
Vintage Cocktail Club D9
SOUTH GREAT GEORGES ST
LORD EDWARD ST
Lower Abbey St The Abbey Theatre
The Button Factory
Irish Film Institute
The Olympia Theatre G2
Christ Church Cathedral
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
MIDDLE ABBEY ST D10 C4 Vice G5 Twisted Pepper
WELLINGTON QUAY Workmans Indigo & S2 G3 Club Cloth EAST ESSEX ST Meeting S2 S3 House The New Project Sq M2 Temple Bar Food Theatre Arts Market Centre G2 Gallery of Photography
The Brazen Head
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Moore St The Academy Ha’penny Flea The Winding Stair D2
Oliver Bond St
UPPER ABBEY ST C2
ORMOND QUAY UPR
Talbot St Liffey St
O’Donovan Rossa Bridge
INNS QUAY Father Mathew Bridge
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Cathal Brugha St
HENRY ST D2
MARY ST The Church
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Your Dublin Now guide Listed from left to right as appearing on the map.
Sampling the local specialities, milling around as-yet undiscovered neighbourhoods, and chatting with the locals, this map is a guide to Dublin now. Right now. Leave your preconceptions at the airport, because this map is bursting with local recommendations for what to eat (a lot!), what to drink (coffee!), and what to do (it’s called culture, baby!). Get lost in this map, and find yourself somewhere you never knew existed…
THE NEW THEATRE S2 43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2.
THE MERCANTILE D4 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE S3 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
EXCHEQUER BAR D5 3-5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
DUBLIN FLEA M1 (last Sunday of every month) The Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8.
IRISH FILM INSTITUTE (IFI) S4 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2.
P. MACS D6 28 Lower Stephen Street, Dublin 2.
TEMPLE BAR FOOD MARKET M2 (every Saturday) Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
THE GATE S5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1. THEATRE UPSTAIRS S6 at Lanigan’s Bar, 10-11 Eden Quay Dublin 1.
THE STAG’S HEAD D7 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2.
Ancient Rome had its forum, and Dublin has its markets. No togas, just barter, banter, and bargains.
HA’PENNY FLEA M3 (every Saturday) The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1. MERCHANT’S MARKET M4 (every Saturday and Sunday) East Wall Road, Dublin 1. IRISH VILLAGE MARKET M5 (every Friday) Mespil Road/Grand Canal, Dublin 2.
If you have an appetite for independent stores with thoughtfully curated stock you’ll be in your element perusing these cool shops... GUTTER BOOKSHOP S1 (bookshop), Cow’s Lane, Dublin 8. INDIGO & CLOTH S2 (men’s fashion), 9 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. SIOPAELLA S3 (men’s and women’s fashion consignment), 8 Crow Street, Dublin 2. ALL CITY RECORDS S4 (record store), 4 Crow Street, Dublin 2. POWERSCOURT SHOPPING CENTRE S5 (retail), Powerscourt Centre, 59 William Street South, Dublin 2.
THE ABBEY THEATRE S7 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Every Dubliner is an historian, and the wealth of historical landmarks in the city is testament to our passion for the past.
THE GPO H3 O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1.
THE FUMBALLY C1 Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.
No. 38, Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
Abner Brown’s, 6 Rathgar Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
TRINITY COLLEGE H4 College Green, Dublin 2.
BROTHER HUBBARD C2 153 Capel Street, Dublin 1.
Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM H5 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2.
CLEMENT & PEKOE C3 50 South William Street, Dublin 2.
DUBLIN CASTLE H2 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Get the adrenaline whirring with some energetic activities - we know it’s holiday time, but you gotta keep those muscles pumping! SEE DUBLIN BY BIKE A1 Fade St, Dublin 2
DUBLIN BAY CRUISES A3 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2
You’re only as cool as the last gig you went to, and this dirty ole town is full of loud’n’live venues to check out.
GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY G2 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
VICAR ST. G1 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.
TEMPLE BAR GALLERY & STUDIOS G3 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
OLYMPIA THEATRE G2 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
HUGH LANE GALLERY G4 Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1.
WORKMAN’S CLUB G3 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
THE LITTLE MUSEUM OF DUBLIN G5 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
WHELAN’S G4 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2.
SCIENCE GALLERY G6 The Naughton Institute, Trinity College, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
THE ACADEMY G5 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1.
Sit back and be entertained, for Dublin town is full of art-house cinemas and theatres. You’ll be sure to find some play or film to suit your fancy. SMOCK ALLEY S1 6-7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 2.
SUGAR CLUB G6 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
DRINK & DANCE
From grub to pub to club, Dublin is buzzing as the sun sets. MOTHER D1 Copper Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. THE CHURCH D2 Jervis St, Dublin 1. BUTTON FACTORY D3 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
VICE C4 at the Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1. COFFEE ANGEL C5 27 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2. 3FE C6 32 Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2.
Food first, formalities second, is the rule in our restaurants. Prepare your tastebuds for explosive flavours and the finest Irish produce. SUPER MISS SUE D1 Units 2–3 Drury Street Car Park, Dublin 2. THE WINDING STAIR D2 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1. ETTO D3 18 Merrion Row, Dublin 2. BROOKWOOD D4 141 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2. FOREST AVENUE D5 8 Sussex Street, Dublin 4. ELY GASTRO BAR D6 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Grove Road Café, 1 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6.
Notes, Discoveries, Recommendations, Reminders
The twin ‘R’ villages of Ranelagh and Rathmines have a red brick charm, which is complemented by vintage curio shops such as The 3rd Policeman and Magpie, and even a consignment store, No. 38. Ranelagh Arts Centre plays host to exhibitions and events, while The MART in Rathmines hosts pop-up events, exhibitions, and is always a hive of activity. Really under-the-radar are the gigs in barbershop, Abner Brown’s. New coffee spot on the scene, Grove Road Café, is definitely worth a gander, while Ranelagh is a particularly cool spot for food lovers, with new weekend pop-up Salt Lick, Dillinger’s and The Butcher Grill with their meaty joints, and TriBeCa’s infamous chicken wings finger lickin’ good!
Magpie, 119 Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
MARSH’S LIBRARY H1 St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8.
WAKEDOCK A4 Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4.
STAGE & SCREEN
Rathmines & Ranelagh
The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND G7 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2.
TWISTED PEPPER D10 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
The 3rd Policeman, 121 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.
CITY KAYAKING A2 Dublin City Moorings, Custom House Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1.
IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (IMMA) G1 Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
VINTAGE COCKTAIL CLUB D9 15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Coffee culture has exploded in a rash of cafés and even roasteries in the city. We’re holding the World Barista Championships in 2016 because Dublin baristas do it better...
MOLLOY & DOWLING S6 (spectacles), 18b Kildare Street, below Cleo Handweavers, Dublin 2.
Visual culture is an integral part of Dublin life. Drink in Irish and international art of all genres in the city’s galleries.
GROGANS D8 15 South William Street, Dublin 2.
Dublin doesn’t do suburbs, we do city villages. This is your guide to the most important slices of the city that you need to acquaint yourself with.
Kilmainham to Portobello
Dublin 8’s charms are many, stretching from the antique shops of Francis Street to the Italo-fusion fare at The Fumbally. The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) sits in this creative area, on the majestic grounds of the old Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is in the area as well, enhancing the arty buzz in the area. Newmarket plays host to several weekend markets - The Brocante Market, Fusion Sundays, and the Dublin Flea, while you’ll also find food markets, The Dublin Co-Op and the Green Door Market there. You’ll also find one of the best brunches in Dublin at The Lennox, and tea specialists Wall & Keogh sitting pretty in Portobello. Salt Lick, (Fridays, Saturdays) Hobart’s Café, 55 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6.
The Fumbally, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.
Dillinger’s, 27 Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.
The Butcher Grill, 92 Ranelagh, Dublin 6. TriBeCa, 65 Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
IMMA, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Dublin 8.
Brocante Market, third Sunday of every month, Dublin Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8.
Smithfield & Stoneybatter
Fusion Sundays, second Sunday of every month, Dublin Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8. Dublin Flea, last Sunday of every month, Dublin Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8. The Dublin Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8.
The Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8. The Lennox, 31 Lennox Street, Dublin 8. Wall & Keogh, 45 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8.
Mountains to Sea
Take a walk on the cobbled side in this cultural hub, where neighbourhood coffee joints like The Lilliput Stores stand shoulder to shoulder with intimate gig/ exhibition venues such as The Joinery. Great food spots are in abundance, from café-restaurant Slice to the sublime gastro-pub L. Mulligan Grocer, where craft beers and Irish cuisine are their speciality. There are cool, laid back bars in the area, such as the Dice Bar and The Cobblestone, where you can unwind after checking out a film at the architecturally splendid Light House Cinema.
Green fields and mountains lying to the west, and the Irish sea lying to the east, a mere half hour on a bus or train can get you out to the peace and quiet of seaside towns such as Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey and Howth. Eat fish and chips on the boardwalk, go for a quick dip in the sea, or even try Pure Magic’s kitesurfing if you think you’re tough enough! The Forty Foot is an infamous bathing spot, or The Vico is always abuzz on a sunny day. South to the city, Blackrock Market is a jumble of stalls, and boasts a couple of great eateries, Fish Shop and Canteen. If you venture all the way to Cabinteely, you’ll find the beautiful Urbun Café. Learn how to play Ireland’s indigenous sports at Experience Gaelic Games or for the more bookish, The Gutter Bookshop has a shop out in Dalkey, which stocks beautiful editions of all the things you’ve meant to get round to reading, but haven’t. And sure, isn’t that what holidays are about?
The Lilliput Stores, Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7.
Pure Magic, 370 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3.
The Joinery, 6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7. Slice, 56 Manor Place, Dublin 7.
L. Mulligan Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. Dice Bar, 79 Queen Street, Dublin 7.
Experience Gaelic Games, Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
The Cobblestone, 77 King Street North, Dublin 7.
The Forty Foot, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. The Vico, Vico Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Blackrock Market, 19a Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
Urbun, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. The Gutter Bookshop, 20 Railway Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Fold notes over to view with map.
Eating on the fly is a gastro-dream when you’re caught for time in town. Here are some of our top picks... OXMANTOWN B1 16 Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7. PITT BROS BBQ B2 Unit 1, Wicklow House, Georges Street, Dublin. BUNSEN BURGER B3 36 Wexford Street, Dublin 2. MEET & MEAT B4 3 William Street South, Dublin 2. SAINT B5 7 St Andrew’s Street, Dublin 2. GREEN BENCH B6 18 Montague Street, Dublin 2. 147 DELI B7 147 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.
GETTING AROUND Dublin is an easily navigable city by foot, or bicycle. The Dublin Bikes scheme is city-wide, so you can hire a ride to get you from A to B without a bother. There is an effective integrated public transport system, with Dublin Bus, and the tram system, the Luas, to help you get around the city. If you’re heading out into the city fringes, the DART train system is reliable, inexpensive, and you might even catch some beautiful sea views en route to your destination. If you’re in a rush, or on a late-night trip, hail a taxi and you’ll discover that Dublin taxi drivers are probably the friendliest and most gregarious in the world.
TOURS Useful websites: Dublin Bikes, dublinbikes.ie Dublin Bus, dublinbus.ie Luas, luas.ie DART, irishrail.ie
By foot, bike, or bus, get a real feel for Dublin by taking a tour. Dublin Bus Tours offer a combined ticket that includes Dublin Bay Cruise and admission to Little Museum of Dublin, while Hidden Dublin Walks and our own Le Cool Dublin Experience offer up those littleknown oddities of the city. Want to combine the beat with some eats? Then try a Fab Food Trail also. Dublin Bus Tours, dublinbaycruises.com/news/dublin-land-sea-ticket/ Hidden Dublin Walks, hiddendublinwalks.com Fab Food Trails, fabfoodtrails.ie Le Cool Experience, lecoolwalkdublin.tumblr.com
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