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Dublin city centre - interesting places to see

nikttaki 5 | 62  
15 Feb 2009 /  #1

I am visiting Dublin soon, just a weekend trip, can you recommend anything interesting/unique to see in the city centre? (We will not have enough time to travel away from the centre). Any good places to eat dinner? Owww, and anyone knows about Esprit (woman clothes) shop in the centre of Dublin?

Any advice would be much appreciated,
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
15 Feb 2009 /  #2
I am visiting Dublin soon,

put Dublin in the search box and you'll get a couple of useful threads.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
15 Feb 2009 /  #3
I googled it, yeah, but I am asking for the advice from someone who knows the city and can recommend something about which they do not write in online guide books, if you ken what I mean.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
15 Feb 2009 /  #4
I googled it, yeah

not google. Polish forums search box. top right.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
15 Feb 2009 /  #5
ehhh, I do not think it is helpfull...
sueswalkies 2 | 32  
20 Feb 2009 /  #6
i am a walking map of dublin. i woild reccommed if your staying in the city centre to get the dart to malahide, Malahide is a lovely costal village with a marina, great for walks a photos. Also malahide has about 73 places to eat and all in close proximiity. The choice of resturants in malahide is amazing and if you go for lunch in the price is usally 2 = 3 times cheaper than dinner. There are many cloths shops in malahide too i would say that the cloths are quiet pricey i don't know where the shop you mentioned in your post.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
20 Feb 2009 /  #7
Hello nikttaki,

I am from Dublin, perhaps it would be best if you told us what you are interested in?.

There are many things to do in Dublin pubs, places of historical interest, live music etc...
I don't know about womens clothes though but Grafton street in the centre is a good start.
Vincent 9 | 935   Moderator
20 Feb 2009 /  #8
Would recommend a visit to the Guinness storehouse, which is not too far from the centre.

Located in the heart of the St James's Gate Brewery, GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® is Ireland's No. 1
international visitor attraction.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
20 Feb 2009 /  #9
Thank you all of you for the advices, Guinness storehouse and Malahide sound interesting and will see if I find my Esprit shop on Grafton street, or just around it :)

Hello nikttaki,

I am from Dublin, perhaps it would be best if you told us what you are interested in?.

All depends on the weather as well, hopefully it will be dry!
Well and we will not have too much time...
I do not ask for anything in particular - just a general question - although it is a very short trip I would not like to miss something which is well known & close (in terms of the distance) but I did not know about it (as they do not write about it in tour guides), if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I am sure we will enjoy as me and my Boyfriend are celebrating one year of our relationship during this trip :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
21 Feb 2009 /  #10
If you like great Whiskey, there is the Jamesons Whiskey distillery.

There is the Joyce's Ulysses pub crawl/walks.

The one thing I would recommend to get a real taste of Ireland the most would be.
Go to a Hurling match and soak in the atmosphere (and Guinness). It is electric, you'll have to check for ticket availability.

Dublin has changed quite a bit since the 10 years ago when I left but these things I am suggesting are evergreen.

And you have to go to a Trad session (traditional Irish music) in one of the many many pubs, just ask anybody when you are there as dates vary.

Have a great time.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
22 Feb 2009 /  #11
Dziekuje SeanBM, much appreciated! I am sure the trip will be nice.
The last time I had Guinness was several years ago - was in Shannon and Limerick with my cousin - so who knows, I may have a pint during lunch!

newgrange - | 6  
22 Feb 2009 /  #12
I think Esprit is in the IFSC centre near the Custom House- unless it has closed.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
23 Feb 2009 /  #13
Thanks a lot newgrange! IFSC seems to be a huge building - have just googled it.
Just a few days to go now, cant wait! :)
sueswalkies 2 | 32  
23 Feb 2009 /  #14

I think Esprit is in the IFSC centre near the Custom House- unless it has closed.

Is the shop in the IFSC called free sprit not E sprit. Any way free sprits a hairdressers not a cloths shop
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
24 Feb 2009 /  #15
Thanks sueswalkies. Any idea where can I find Esprit in Dublin city centre?
newgrange - | 6  
24 Feb 2009 /  #16
I checked their site.

They have full branches in Dundrum and Liffey Valley shopping centres, but they are not in the city centre.
Their stuff is available in Clery's in O'Connell Street and Meadows and Byrne in the CHQ building in the IFSC (I knew I had seen it somewhere down there).

There is also a branch in Grafton Street somewhere, though I can't work out from their site exactly where. I'm sure the people in Clery's will tell you.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
24 Feb 2009 /  #17
Thanks again newgrange. Yes, I checked their web site as well in the past but realised that all the branches mentioned are not located in the city centre, oh well.

I will see what I find - well, this is not the main point of the trip but I thought I would have a wee look... Quite like this brand.

SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
24 Feb 2009 /  #18

One of the schools I attended was in Dundrum, before they moved the whole town half a mile up the road. Escalators'n'cars'n'crowds'n'levels...

Grafton street is always nice, it has buskers.
Opening scene.
From the film, ONCE: Falling Slowly

nikttaki, you are not giving Ireland enough time, stay longer and get more in.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
24 Feb 2009 /  #19
KIlmainham Prison is interesting, particularly if you want to learn something about Ireland's political struggles. It's been a few years since I was in Dublin, but basically walking along the river and soaking up the atmosphere is great in itself.

I think the pub O'Donoghues is worth a visit. It's where groups like The Dubliners first played. Dublin bar-staff are some of the best in the world and have to be seen inaction.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
25 Feb 2009 /  #20
Thanks a lot both of you.

SeanBM, I take it that you are Irish? I really liked my trip to Ireland several years ago so who knows I may fly again. I will never forget Cliffs of Moher!

Trevek, prison sounds interesting - although I always say I am good and innocent :D :)
And definitelly we are going to have a pint of Guiness somewhere - maybe even in O'Donoghues pub :)
have just looked at the weather forecast for Dublin - looks good! :)
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
25 Feb 2009 /  #21
I am good and innocent

As some of my Irish friends might say, "Never mind, the night is young!" ;-D
vndunne 43 | 279  
25 Feb 2009 /  #22
Hi. i recommend you do the dublin bus tour. It brings you around all the major sights in dublin City and you can get off and back on again. This allows you to see the major sites and allows you to visit them if you are interested.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
27 Feb 2009 /  #23
Thanks vndunne and thanks all! The big day is coming and I am sure I will enjoy :D
Softsong 5 | 495  
27 Feb 2009 /  #24
I was in Dublin this past October and enjoyed it very much. After my plane landed, we strolled around the City Center and had a nice supper at a vegetarian restaurant.

I love history so we toured The "Viking" Church (Christ Church), which is right in Dublin. The inside of the church and museum depict the early history of the city, and how people lived in the middle ages.

Also in the City Center is St. Stephen Park, very pretty and near shopping.

We also did some of the ancient burial sites and abbeys, but those are out from Dublin, and would probably be too far. I did not have much time either, just four days, but it was worth using one full day to take in these sites.

Glendalough though, I believe is not too far and I believe the bus might take you to see the surrounding countryside. Have fun and let us know how the trip went.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
27 Feb 2009 /  #25
We also did some of the ancient burial sites and abbeys, but those are out from Dublin

Did you go to Newgrange?.
I was thinking of telling everyone on here abou Newgrange but this thread is about Dublin city centre.
Softsong 5 | 495  
2 Mar 2009 /  #26
Hi SeanBM,

No, I wanted to do that, but went to the associated smaller group of mounds called Dowth. Just not enough time.

Please do tell us about it! :-)
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
2 Mar 2009 /  #27
Hi All,

Thanks again for all the posts.

As the trip was short we concentrated on walking around Dublin's city centre.

Our flights were on time, the weather was very good, it was nice to spend some time away together but....
Dublin itself smells of piss!
I got the impression we landed in a "big toilet" rather than in Irish capital!
I am sorry, this was the first impression we got! Staight after getting off the airlink at Aston Quay! Then again, when we were walking wee streets towards Grafton area! Why is that?

I know that every city has dodgy areas but...
david2069 - | 5  
9 Mar 2009 /  #28
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SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
9 Mar 2009 /  #29
Hello david2069,

I am also from Dublin and I live in Poland
Use the search box up the top right hand corner of this page to look around the site and see if anything is of interest to you.

Do you have a Polish girlfriend?
david2069 - | 5  
9 Mar 2009 /  #30
I did a while back.I had a chance to learn but messed it up.Now i wona move there.Thanks for your advice

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