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  • 1. Hotels Restaurants Cafés Nightlife Sightseeing Events Maps DUBLIN August - September 2012 Wonderful Wicklow Mountains and fountains at Powerscourt Estate Park Life Exploring the city’s finest outdoor spaces Enjoy your N°27 COMPLIMENTARY COPYdublin.inyourpocket.com of Dublin In Your Pocket
  • 2. Contents 3 E S S E N T I A L C I TY G U I D E S Contents Arriving 5 Getting Around & The Basics 6 Culture & Events 8 History 10 Where to stay 11 Pillow plumping for weary heads dublin.inyourpocket.com Howth Harbour ©Fáilte Ireland. Where to eat 15 Nightlife 20 There’s whiskey at the bar What to see 24 Drink it all in Temple Bar 38 Beyond Dublin 39 Coastal escape within city reach Shopping 44 Vintage rules Maps & Street Register City map 48-49 Ireland map 50 Street Register 51Jim Larkin outside the GPOdublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 3. 4 Foreword We’ ve travelled beyond the city limts for this issue to visit two of Ireland’s finest Great Estates. And the The World of In Your Pocket great news is that both are within driving distance of Dublin. Co. Wicklow ’ s Powerscourt Gardens and Northern Estonia neighbouring Ritz-Carlton Hotel (p.42) offer scenic Ireland Russia respite designed to whisk you away to panoramic Ireland Latvia pastures new. While Co. Monaghan’s Castle Leslie Lithuania Estate (p.43) retains a bygone era of landed gentry, equine pursuits and forest walks. So hit the road and Belarus experience these two wonderful locations. Back in Dublin, and late summer promises finer weather Netherlands Poland and, here’s hoping, the perfect conditions for some lazy Germany Belgium Ukraine lolling in the city’s beautiful Parks. Find your picture- Czech postcard picnic spot from p.32. Republic And when it’s time to head indoors, Irish phenomenon Riverdance (p.8) continues at the iconic Gaiety Austria Theatre, the Guinness Storehouse (p.36) and Old Switzerland Slovenia Romania Jameson Distillery (p.34) serve visitors exemplary Croatia Irish sups and a tasty selection of Restaurants (p.15) Italy Bosnia Serbia and Nightlife (p.20) ensures everyone is kept well Bulgaria fed and watered. Montenegro Kosovo FYR Macedonia A superb selection of museums, galleries, shopping Albania and tours reinforces this fair city as one of the world’s Greece finest. Get your visit off to a memorable start by perusing What to see (from p.24). It was 20 years ago this summer that the first In Your Pocket hit the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania. Since then, we have grown to become the largest Cover story publisher of locally produced city guides in Europe. We now cover more than 75 cities across the I f a picture paints continent (with more on the way) and the number a th ousand words of In Your Pocket guides published each year is then this is one approaching an amazing five million. masterpiece wor th Always an innovative publisher, we have just soliloquising about. launched a new version of our iPhone app, which One of Ireland’s most can now be downloaded for free from the AppS- magnificent estates, tore. Search for ’IYP Guides’ by name. Powerscourt House To keep up to date with all that’s new at In Your and Gardens is Pocket, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/ resplendent both inyourpocket) or follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/ inside and out. Go inyourpocket). You can also now follow our tips on explore on p.42. Foursquare (foursquare.com/inyourpocket). Editorial Copyright notice Managing Editor Text copyright In Your Pocket Ltd. 2000- Heidi McAlpin (048) 9047 1328 2012. Maps copyright Maps in Minutes, E S S E N T I A L C I TY G U I D E S heidi.mcalpin@inyourpocket.com Failte Ireland and TASCQ. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may Dublin Editor be reproduced in any form, except brief Dublin In Your Pocket Adam Hyland extracts for the purpose of review, without www.inyourpocket.com adam.hyland@inyourpocket.com written permission from the publisher and www.twitter.com/dubiyp copyright owner. The brand name In Your Advertising Sales Director Pocket is used under license from UAB www.facebook.com/dubliniyp In Your Pocket (Bernardinu 9-4, Vilnius, Alan Groves (+44) (0)7795 082505 alan.groves@inyourpocket.com Lithuania tel. (+353)(0)1 (+370-5) 212 © In Your Pocket Ltd. 29 76). History contributor Published six times per year by In Dr. Jonathan Bardon OBE Editor’s note Your Pocket Ltd. The editorial content of Dublin In Your Layout & Design Vaida Gudynaite Pocket guides is independent from paid- For all enquiries and comments for advertising. We welcome all readers’ contact dublin@inyourpocket.com. For more news events, comments and comments and suggestions. We have competitions find us on made every effort to ensure the accuracy Next issue October - November 2012 of the information at the time of going to and press and assume no responsibility for changes and errors. Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 4. Arriving 5Whether arriving on a low-budget plane, piloting yourown Learjet or driving sedately off a ferry, here’s some €1 =handy info to help smooth your journey. Doors to manual. £0.79, US$1.23,CAD$1.23, AUS$1.16 xe.com rates 03 Aug 2012By planeDublin Airport Tel. (+353)(0)1 814 1111, www.dublin-airpor t.com. Th e coun tr y’s main airpor t is By trainsituated approx. 10km north of Dublin city centre near Regional and national transport is getting there with a cross-the M50 and M1 motorways. A large number of buses, country rail network and super swift city services gliding youcoach es and ta xis ser ve th e airpor t which has t wo effortlessly from coast to coast. Jump aboard our listings andterminals - including the gleaming new T2. Remember to read up on Ireland’s InterCity railway system, Dublin’s twopay for any car parking at the automatic pay stations in main stations and the capital’s DART and Luas networks.the arrivals hall - or at the entrance to the short term carpark - before returning to your car, as there are no cashiers Iarnród Éireann Tel. (+353)(0)1 1890 77 88 99 - talk-at the exit. A bank, Bureau de Change and 24hr ATMs ing timetable, www.iarnrodeireann.ie. Ireland’s nationaldispensing Euros, US$ and GBP£ are on the arrivals level. train company covers 87 InterCity stations with servicesThe Airport Information Desk, Dublin Tourism Tourist divided into Standard and Superstandard Classes. SmokingInformation Office and Bus and Rail info desk are be- is prohibited on all services and in all stations. Dublin’s twoside the second entrance. Car hire desks (06:00 - 23:00) main train stations - Heuston and Connolly - are connectedare in the arrivals hall. The Mezzanine Level has a variety by a 14min Luas trip.of restaurants and cafés. Connolly Station C-2, Amiens St, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 703 2358. Dublin’s busiest train station is on the north sideBy boat of the city beside Busáras Central Bus Terminal and Dublin’sDublin Ferryport (Dublin Port Company) D-2, financial area, the International Financial Services CentreAlexandra Rd, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 887 6000, www. (IFSC). The station is 5mins walk from the city centre. Inter-dublinport.ie. Ireland’s busiest port is the second larg- City trains go to Belfast, Sligo, Dundalk, Drogheda, Arklow,est industrial estate in the country and employs 4000 Maynooth, Longford and Rosslare Europort. The DART trainpeople. There are up to 18 daily sailings to the UK and runs to the affluent seaside villages of Malahide and Howththe continent, and Dublin-bound cruise ships also use on the north side and the pretty Co. Wicklow beach towns ofits terminal. Buses and taxis (difficult to find during busy Bray and Greystones on the south side. The Luas Red Linesailing times) provide a regular service to and from the terminates at Connolly Station.port which is just two miles from Dublin city centre. Keepwalking on the north side of the River Liffey past the O2 Heuston Station A-2, St. John’s Rd, D8, tel. (+353)and you are at the Port area. (0)1 703 3299. InterCity trains run to Cork, Tralee, Limer- ick, Waterford, Ballina, Westport, Galway, Ennis, Kildare andDun Laoghaire Harbour The Ferry Terminal, Harbour Clonmel. The station is south of the River Liffey at the endRd, Dun Laoghaire, tel. (+353)(0)1 280 8074, www. of the Quays, 20mins walk from the city centre, 15mins walkdlharbour.ie. Seven miles south of Dublin city is the Victo- from the Guinness Storehouse and 5mins walk from Phoenixrian town of Dun Laoghaire whose man-made 19th century Park. The Luas Red Line connects Connolly Station on theHarbour is the largest in Western Europe. Daily Stena HSS east side and Tallaght on the west side.sailings connect the town with Holyhead in Wales, andbuses, taxis and the DART (20mins to Dublin City) provide DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) www.irishrail.ie/transport to and from the port. There is a Dublin Tourism home. The iconic green DART commuter trains carry aroundInformation Office in the ferry terminal which is located on 80,000 passengers every day as they traverse the city andthe seafront between the east and west piers, the former hug the coastline from Greystones in the South to Malahideof which has two Crimean War cannons. See p.39 for more or Howth in the north. Trains run from c.06:30 - 23:00 - checkinfo. the on-line timetable to avoid disappointment/frustration. Trains operate every 5/10mins during peak times, and there’s an average gap of 20mins during off-peak and 20-30mins on Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ferries Sun and Bank Holidays. Make like a local and buy pre-paid tickets to bag yourself a canny discount. Irish Ferries D -2, Terminal 1 , Dublin Ferry- port, tel. (+35 3)(0)1 855 2222, w w w.irish - ferries.com. Daily sailings to Holyhead, The Weather Wales (from 1hr 49mins). Temperature (°C) Rainfall (mm) 25 80 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company D-2, Termi- 70 nal 1, Dublin Ferryport, tel. 1800 505 505, www. 20 steam-packet.com. Easter - Sept. sailings to Douglas, 60 Isle of Man (2hrs 50mins). 50 rature °C 15 Rainfall (mm) P&O Irish Sea D-2, Terminal 3, Dublin Ferryport, 40 tel. (+353)(0)1 876 2345, www.poirishsea.com. Temper 10 30 Daily sailings to Liverpool (7hrs 30mins). Stena D -2, Terminal 2, Dublin Ferryport, tel. 5 20 (+353)(0)1 204 7777, www.stenaline.ie. Daily 10 sailings to Holyhead, Wales from Dun Laoghaire Har- 0 0 bour (1hr 59mins) and Dublin Ferryport (3hrs 15mins). Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Rainfall (mm) Min Temp (°C) Max Temp (°C)dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 5. 6 GETTING AROUND & BASICS Toll Roads & Dublin Port Tunnel Driving in Ireland Drivers must carry their drivers licence at all times. Drive on Major motorway construction over the last two decades the left. Traffic coming from the right-hand side has prece- has made road journeys between Dublin and major cities dence on roundabouts (traffic rotaries). It is compulsory to such as Cork (3hrs), Galway (2hrs 20mins) and Belfast wear front and rear seat belts. If renting a car with children (2hrs 15mins) quicker than ever. The small price to pay you must also rent the appropriate seat or cushion for their for this is a network of tolls. The starting point for most age and weight. Children under 12 years are not permitted people leaving Dublin is the M50, which has an electronic in front seats. Speed limits: Motorway 120km/h, national barrier-free system that identifies and charges your car road 100km/h, towing trailers, caravans, etc 80km/h (or automatically as you drive through (payable at any petrol less where signposted). station within 24hrs), but other tolls can be paid in cash at manned booths. We recommend having the exact change ready for a speedy, no-fuss cash drop facility. Border Charges start from €1.80 per car. Check www.nra.ie The island’s only land border, between the Republic of for updates and toll locations. Ireland and Northern Ireland (NI), is 360kms (224m) long and stretches from Lough Foyle in the north-west to Dublin Port Tunnel, D-2, www.dublinporttunnel.ie. Carlingford Lough in the south-east. In common with many This feat of modern-day engineering burrows seven storeys internal EU borders, it is very inconspicuous and open by beneath Dublin city, making your North/South journey a world standards. Drive on the left hand side on both sides lot more swift. Opened in 2007, the 4.5km Tunnel has two of the border but beware of the change in speed limits. In ’one-way’ tubes connecting Dublin Port with the M1 and the Ireland it’s kilometres per hour (kph) whilst in Northern National Roads network via the M50 at Coolock in around Ireland it is in miles per hour (mph). 10mins. Tolls (€3-10 each way depending on day and time) can be paid to a cashier, at a coin machine or in advance at www.etrip.ie. Before entering remove sunglasses, turn Parking on dipped headlights and check you’ve enough fuel for the On-street parking meters operate a Pay and Display system. full 5.6km journey. Buy your tickets in advanced and display on the windscreen to avoid clamping or a fine. Retain the ticket counterfoil as a reminder of its expiry time. The average cost in the city centre By bus is €2.90/hr, with a max of 3hrs parking in most locations. Machines only accept cash. There are many multi-storey Dublin Bus B-2, Head Office, 59 Upper O’Connell St, D1, car parks in the city centre, and most offer a discount on tel. (+353)(0)1 873 4222, www.dublinbus.ie. Dublin Bus overnight parking. Look for the digital signs - updated every serves Dublin city and county, and adjoining areas. Bus routes minute - telling you how many spaces are free. are known by the number on the front of the bus. Check the website’s timetable for local bus routes and times. Buses don’t stop automatically, so put your hand out when you see yours Currency & Banks coming. And buy a prepaid ticket or have exact change ready. Unlike their NI neighbours who still use £Sterling, Ireland is The on-board machine only accepts coins and no change is in the Euro Zone. Bank opening hours are usually Mon, Tues given. Prepaid tickets can be bought in advance, and in bulk, and Fri 10:00 - 16:00, Wed 10:30 - 16:00 and Thurs 10:00 - as singles, daily, weekly, monthly or annual tickets from Dublin 17:00. Many shops and services now use CHIP & PIN cards. Bus offices or ticket agents across the city. The Airlink shuttle In addition to banks, money can be changed at most Post bus runs between the Airport and the city centre, also stopping Offices, Tourist Offices and hotels. at Heuston, Connolly and Busáras Stations. Customs By Luas A full list of regulations, licences and allowances are available Tel. (+353)(0)1 461 4910, www.Luas.ie. Luas (Irish from: Customs Information Office, New Custom House, for speed) light rail transit system was introduced in Promenade Rd, D3, tel. (+353)( 0)1 877 6222, www. 2004. These sleek, silver trams provide a frequent, fast revenue.ie. and efficient passenger service across two lines and six zones. The Red Line runs from Saggart and Tallaght in the West to Connolly Station and The Point (location Emergency numbers and original title for the O2 arena) in the East. Keep an The main Emergency Services are Police (Gardaí), EMS eye on the destination at the front of the tram as some (Emergency Medical Service) and Ambulance, Fire and terminate at Heuston Station. The Green Line is en- Rescue, Marine and Coastal Emergencies and Mountain tirely in the Southside and links St. Stephen’s Green Rescue. Freephone 999 or 112 from a landline or mobile. with Brides Glen. Of the various fare options, visitors will most likely use Single (€1.60-2.90), Return (€3.10-5.20) or unlimited Post travel Flexi Tickets (1 day €6.30, 7 days €23). GPO (General Post Office) B-2, O’Connell St, D1, tel. Tickets can be purchased at plat form machines or (+353)(0)1 705 7000, www.anpost.ie. Dublin’s main post (slightly cheaper) a Luas Ticket Outlet. Child’s prices are office is the stand-out architectural and historic landmark significantly cheaper. There’s on-board CCTV and a fine on bustling O’Connell Street. As well as buying stamps and for fare evasion. As most trams have an inspector, it’s sending parcels you can also pay bills, top up your mobile silly to try and get away with not paying. Trams run every phone credit and send or receive money, A small beautifully 9/10mins and 3/6mins at peak times (07:45 - 09:15). designed museum tells the story of the building, the postal Check www.Luas.ie for updates. QOpen 05:30 - 00:30, service and the GPO’s place in 1916. QOpen 08:00 - 18:00. Sat 06:30 - 00:30, Sun 07:00 - 23:30. Closed Sun and Public Holidays. See Museum listing p.26. Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 6. GETTING AROUND & Basics 7 Irish Tourist Assistance Service Symbol key C-2/3, 6-7 Hanover St. East, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 H Conference facilities W WiFi 6610562, fax (+353)(0)1 661 0452, info@itas. F Fitness centre E Occasional live music ie, www.itas.ie. If you are a tourist and have been a victim of crime, report the incident to the Gardaí (Police) K Restaurant J City centre location and call ITAS who can assist with language difficulties, D Sauna C Swimming pool cancelling credit cards/organising money transfers, con- tacting travel companies in relation to re-issuing stolen L Parking M Luas travel tickets, liaising with embassies for passport/ ID replacement and arranging accommodation, meals and transport in emergencies Q Open Mon-Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Sun & Public Holidays 12:00 - 18:00. Finding Your Way Around Unlike most European countries, Ireland has no post- codes as such. However, Dublin does have postalSmoking & Alcohol districts numbered D1 - D24. Keep your eyes on street signs and use our handy map and you’ll soon beThe legal age for smoking and drinking in the Republic navigating like a native.of Ireland is 18. In March 2004, Ireland became the first Dublin 1 and 7 are the North City Centre and Dublincountry in Europe to introduce a complete ban on smoking 2 and 8 are the South City Centre. These are the fourin the workplace. Remember to specify your preference for main districts you’re likely to visit. As Dublin is quite aa smoking or non-smoking room when booking accommoda- small city, you can still get to most places on foot so don’ttion. It is, unsurprisingly, illegal to sell or buy drugs anywhere be deterred; although Dublin 6 and 3 look a long way outin the Republic of Ireland. of the city centre, they’re really only about a 10min walk away. The only exception to this rule is Phoenix ParkTourist Information whose official address is Dublin 8, even though it’s on the Northside. Also, Dubliners rarely refer to places asDiscover Ireland Centre, B-2, Suffolk St, D2, www. Dublin 2 or Dublin 1, instead writing D2 or D1.visitdublin.com. Located in a restored former church, take Another way of traversing the city with ease is to usea moment to admire the mightily impressive stained glass the River Liffey as your divide. Everywhere north of thewindows and equally inspiring vaulted ceiling. Tourist info Liffey is referred to as the Northside and all the postalabounds, and you can also book tours, accommodation and numbers are uneven. Cross over the River Liffey andlots of other visitor goodies at the various counters, including you’ve arrived in the Southside where all postal numbersour friends at Visit Ireland Travel. A ground floor shop sells are even. Hence, simply by where you live, you are eitherthe usual horde of souvenirs, and an upstairs sandwich bar a Northsider or a Southsider.is a great spot to galvanise yourself before joining your fellowsightseers and shoppers. QOpen Mon-Sat 09:00 - 17:30(19:00 July & Aug), Sun 10:30 - 15:00. Also at Dublin Airportand 14 Upper O’Connell St. Ireland’s 2012 Public Holidays 1 Jan: New Year’s Day 4 June: Public Holiday 2 Jan: Public Holiday 6 Aug: Public Holiday Follow Dublin In Your Pocket 17 March: St Patrick’s Day 19 March: Public Holiday 29 Oct: Public Holiday 25 Dec: Christmas Day on and 9 April: Easter Monday 26 Dec: St Stephen’s Day 7 May: Public Holiday Dublin-Belfast Enterprise Rail Service Service: 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Days of operation: Mon-Sat Mon-Sat Mon-Sat Mon-Sat Mon-Sat Mon-Sat Mon-Sat Mon-Sat Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central Dublin, Connolly Rail Stn 07:35 09:35 11:00 13:20 15:20 16:50 19:00 20:50 Belfast, (NIR) Central Stn 09:45 11:50 13:15 15:35 17:27 18:57 21:15 22:57 Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly Belfast, (NIR) Central Stn 06:50 08:00 10:35 12:35 14:10 16:10 18:10 20:10 Dublin, Connolly Rail Stn 09:04 10:00 12:44 14:44 16:17 18:15 20:15 22:18 Days of operation: Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Dublin Connolly - Belfast Central Dublin, Connolly Rail Stn 10:00 13:00 16:00 18:00 19:00 Belfast, (NIR) Central Stn 12:16 15:07 18:07 20:07 21:07 Belfast Central - Dublin Connolly Belfast, (NIR) Central Stn 10:00 13:00 15:00 16:00 19:00 Dublin, Connolly Rail Stn 12:13 15:13 17:15 18:15 21:05 Book at www.irishrail.ie for discounted fares (subject to availability). dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 7. 8 Culture & Events Bord Gáis Energy Theatre C-2, Grand Canal Square, Theatres & Concert venues Docklands, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 7999, www.bor- Abbey Theatre C-2, 26 Lower Abbey St, D1, tel. dgaisenergytheatre.ie. Formely the Grand Canal Theatre, (+353)(0)1 878 7222, w w w.abb ey theatr e.ie. Ireland’s latest cultural epicentre stages musicals, dance, Dating back to 1904, Ireland’s National Theatre was opera and family shows, including many West End and reopened by President Eamon De Valera at its current Broadway productions. site over six decades later. Irish culture and plays and international works are its main staple; one of its found- RDS (Royal Dublin Society) Ballsbridge, D4, tel. ers was WB Yeats. Acclaimed Irish playwrights George (+353)(0)1 668 0866, www.rds.ie. Over the years this Bernard Shaw, JM Syn ge, O’Casey, Wilde, Friel and colossus of a venue has staged many stellar performances Heaney have all been performed here. It has two au- with U2, Paul McCartney, Pavarotti, Michael Flatley and two ditoriums and a studio space, The Peacock Theatre, Eurovision Song Contests wowing the crowds. The RDS is which is dedicated to new plays and contemporar y spread across four facilities: the Concert Hall (cap. 900), Main classic drama. Hall (3000-5000), Simmonscourt Pavilion (up to 7000) and RDS Stadium (over 35,000). It also regularly hosts shows, Gaiety Theatre B-2, South King St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 conferences and sporting events. 679 5622, www.gaietytheatre.ie. The Grand Old Lady opened in 1871 and is Dublin’s longest-established theatre The O2 D-2, East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay, D1, tel. in continuous production. An eclectic line-up, from Pavlova (+353)(0)1 676 6170, www.theo2.ie. Taking up a corner in to Pavarotti and Julie Andrews to Jack Benny, has graced its Dublin’s central docklands, the O2 is the long-overdue replace- eclectic stage. The 1971 Eurovision Song Contest transmit- ment to The Point Depot. Now with a capacity of 12,000 and ted live from its auditorium - and marked RTE’s earliest colour what is described as “world class” acoustics, the Dublin O2 transmission of an indoor event. is already promising to be one of the best live music venues in Europe (as with its London equivalent). Gate Theatre B-2, 1 Cavendish Row, D1, tel. (+353) (0)1 874 4085, www.gate-theatre.ie. Although the Olympia Theatre B-2, 72 Dame St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 building is over 200 years old, the theatre was only founded 679 3323, www.olympia.ie. Built in 1879, this famous here in 1928. In 1991 The Gate was the world’s first theatre venue was demolished and rebuilt several years later and to showcase all Beckett’s nineteen stage plays. It has also is now one of the city’s most atmospheric entertainment staged four Harold Pinter festivals and premiered many of meccas. On Dame Street, opposite Dublin Castle, it is cur- Brian Friel’s plays over the past 40 years. As this was not a rently owned by promoters MCD and plays host to concerts, custom-built theatre, delivered sets have to be cut up and comedians and popular productions. Its red metal and glass reassembled inside. To bring it into the next century, over façade is a well-known city landmark where variety is truly €6m is being spent on a new wing. the spice of life. Riverdance at the Gaiety Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. And this summer, visitors to Dublin can experience this legendary dance and music extravaganza at the Gaiety Theatre from 26 June - 2 September. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in 1995. It then transferred to London where the un- precedented reaction increased the original ten performances to 151. A hugely successful tour followed to New York, Belfast and Cork and, since those early days, it has packed theatres across North America, Oceania, Asia and Europe. Currently there is one Riverdance production each touring in North America (the Shannon) and through Australasia (the Moy). And every summer a third company (the Foyle) plays here in Dublin and in cities across Ireland. Riverdance was initially performed as a seven-minute inter- val act at Dublin’s 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Its innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song draws on Irish traditions and combines the talents of perform- ers as they propel Irish dancing and music into the present day. Up to 65 cast and crew members, with the remarkable River- dance Irish Dance Troupe, the cream of Irish musicians in the Riverdance Band and a spectacular array of international guest artists, perform to the magic of Bill Whelan’s music in this not-to-be-missed spectacular. To join the already more than 22 million people worldwide who have been thrilled by over 10,000 performances, contact the Gaiety Theatre Box Office by tel. (+353) (0)1 677 1717 or visit www.gaietytheatre.ie. Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 8. Events 9 Events & Festivals in August & September August Wed 15 - Sun 19: Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, Sun 9 & Sun 23: GAA All Ireland Finals, Croke Park RDS, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4. Stadium, St Joseph Ave, Dublin 3. We love our horses in Ireland, and this long-standing Dublin The nation will turn its attention to the home of our tradition celebrates our affinity with our equine friends. The national games and whole counties will empty as sup- Horse Show welcomes the best national and international porters of the teams lucky, or good enough, to make show jumpers to the country and there’s a great festival the finals, will descend on the capital to see their atmosphere as thousands descend upon the venue for heroes battle it out for the country’s highest sporting great summer entertainment. If horses aren’t your thing honours. This is the climax of Ireland’s national sport, you can enjoy the show’s live music or indulge in a little and a glorious festival atmosphere will permeate each shopping at the arts and crafts exhibitions. Blossom Hill and every pub as fans who haven’t managed to nab a Ladies Day on Thur 16 sees Dublin women arrive in all of ticket congregate round the TV screens. The Hurling their finery. Hats at the ready. Runs 08:00 - 20:30 daily. Final takes place on Sun 9 while the Gaelic Football Tickets: From €33.35. Visit www.dublinhorseshow.com Final will be hosted two weeks later on Sun 23. Dublin or tel. (+353)(0)1 456 9569 (outside Ireland), 1800 are reigning football champions and if they make it to 719 300 (within Ireland). the final again you’ll need to get your seat early. For full details, go to www.gaa.ie. Sat 18 - Sun 26: National Heritage Week Various Locations. Fri 21: Dublin Culture Night, Various Locations. This year’s nationwide celebration of our heritage has a There’s no escaping the fact - Dublin is a city of immense special focus on Built Heritage. Cultural, historical and culture, and for one night only, the city’s attractions open artistic attractions nationwide, many of them not usually their doors for this fab free event. Join the fun, festive open to the public, will be home to a huge variety of cre- atmosphere as Dubliners and tourists make the most of ative and educational events - many of them free. As well the city’s culture spots. Museums, galleries, churches, as guided walking tours there will be lectures, seminars, historic houses, studios and cultural centres will be exhibitions, workshops, open houses and a whole lot open late into the evening and will feature hundreds of of fun. Places to head to in the city include the National activities, including concerts, performances, tours and Museums, Dublin Castle, Merrion Square Open Day (Sat), workshops to keep you entertained. For a list of venues Kilmainham Gaol, Dublinia and both Cathedrals. For a full and activities visit www.culturenight.ie. list of what’s on where visit www.heritageweek.ie or tel. (+353)(0)56 777 0777 / 1850 200 878. Thur 27: Arthur’s Day, Various Locations. Starting out as an ingenious marketing ploy backed by Thur 23 - Sun 26: Dublin Tall Ships Races Festival, an unforgettable ad toasting Arthur Guinness for his George’s Quay and Dublin Docks. world-famous stout, Arthur’s Day has quite rightly be- We Dubliners don’t need much of an excuse to have a come an annual event. Join the crowds at their favourite party, but we think the fact that our fair city is the final pubs by raising a glass to the man himself, the founder host port for the Tall Ships Races is a pretty good one. of the Black Stuff, at precisely 17:59 (1759 being the Hardy seafarers will have made their way from St Malo year he founded the famous brewing company). Since in France across the Bay of Biscay to Lisbon, then Cadiz its inception, the Day has grown in popularity and has and Coruna, before hitting land here, and we will be out in become a major cultural event with gigs and perfor- force to greet them. As well as being able to visit the ships, mances all over the city for those lucky enough to get a there will be markets, nautical exhibitions and worshops, ticket, but even if you don’t get to see one of the many great water sport displays, literary trails, puppet shows, acts, you can still soak up a terrific atmosphere in pretty buskers and performances to enjoy, and to really put much any pub in the capital, many of which become some wind in your sails, Bulmers will be hosting a series surprisingly generous for the day that’s in it. To Arthur! of free concerts featuring top national and international Events are over 18s and more details can be found on artists - make sure to check in with us for updates on the www.guinness.com. line-up. For full details go to www.dublintallships.ie or tel. (+353)(0)1 222 5243. Thur 27 - Sun 14 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival Various Locations and prices. September Presenting the best in national and international theatre, Sat 8 - Sun 23: Dublin ABSOLUT Fringe Festival this prestigious 18-day festival will this year celebrate Various Locations and prices. Dublin life in all its forms with a special focus called Your Ireland’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival is now in City, Your Stories, highlighting the constantly changing its18th year and has steadily become one of the highlights city and its people, whether they live in, work in, or are of the city’s cultural calendar. With more than 500 events simply visiting the capital. Some 29 shows will be staged taking place across 40 locations, Dublin truly comes alive in venues around the city by national and international with dance, music, comedy, theatre, street performances theatre companies, with The Corn Exchange’s adapta- and exhibitions renowned for both entertaining and push- tion of James Joyce’s Dubliners and The Abbey’s version ing the boundaries. The audience will be placed centre- of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture Of Dorian Grey running stage for many interactive events such as a search for a alongside international classics like Hamlet, here re- time-travelling criminal using a specially designed app. constructed and reimagined by the acclaimed Wooster Watch out too for the new show, Elevator, from theatre Group. An absolute treat for anybody who loves theatre, company thisispopbaby - sure to be a highlight. Keep the extensive programme will have something for all posted on all the action at www.fringefest.com or tel tastes. For details visit www.dublintheatrefestival. (+353) (0)1 670 6106. com or tel (+353) (0)1 677 8439.dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 9. 10 HISTORY The name Dublin comes from the Gaelic dubh linn or “black to grow, the city endured severe economic difficulties. pool” - where the Poddle stream met the River Liffey to form Destitute victims of the Great Famine poured into Dublin a deep pool at Dublin Castle. The city’s modern name - Baile from 1845-1850. Áth Cliath – means the “town of the ford of the hurdles”. Ireland’s four principal routeways converged at a crossing 1900 – 1923: At the outbreak of WWI, the Irish Republican place made of hurdles of interwoven saplings straddling Brotherhood and the Irish Citizen Army prepared rebellion. the low-tide Liffey. The insurrection began on Easter Monday 1916 and was eventually put down, leaving much of the city centre 837 AD – 917 AD: In 837, sixty Viking longships attacked around the General Post Office reduced to rubble. During churches round the Poddle and Liffey estuary, and the the War of Independence, beginning in 1919, much invaders made a permanent settlement in 841. guerrilla fighting took place in the streets, and in May 1921 the Irish Republican Army burned the Custom House. 917 – 1014: Dublin was the Viking world’s largest city and The 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty made Dublin the capital traded from Iceland to Constantinople. The first genuine of the Irish Free State. Disagreement over the terms ruler of all Ireland - High King, Brian Boru - was rebelled of the Treaty resulted in civil war which began when Free against by Dublin Vikings and the Leinster Irish. With the aid State troops bombarded the Four Courts and buildings in of Vikings, Brian crushed his foes, then was himself slain, in O’Connell Street. The anti-Treaty IRA called a truce in the an epic battle at Clontarf in 1014. spring of 1923. 1014 – 1170: The Vikings adopted Christianity and founded 1923 – 1965: Dublin remained an elegant but somewhat Christ Church Cathedral. In 1169, the deposed Irish impoverished city - the capital of a state which, in stages, King MacMurrough sought help from south-west Wales severed its last links with the British Empire in the 1930s Normans who, under their leader Richard FitzGilbert de Clare and 1940s and became a republic in 1949. Ireland’s first (Strongbow), seized Dublin. Taoiseach (or Prime Minister) Eamon de Valera kept the state - renamed Éire in 1937 - out of WW2. 1171 – 1399: In 1171 Henry II landed with a great army, and made Dublin the capital of the Normans’ Irish territory 1965 – 1991: A long era of peace, with trade agreements and the heart of the Norman and English colony. Christ with Britain in 1965 and the joining of the Common Market Church was rebuilt in the Gothic style and work began on in 1973 heralding spectacular – if uneven – city growth. In St Patrick’s Cathedral. In 1317 Scottish King Robert 1963, four months before his assassination, President the Bruce and brother Edward failed to take the city, but Kennedy visited Ireland. In 1979 Pope John Paul ll - the much destruction ensued. In 1348 the city was gripped by first reigning Pope to visit Ireland - celebrated mass in front the Black Death. of one million people at Phoenix Park. In 1985 the Irish and British governments signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement 1399 – 1603: English royal control of Ireland shrank during giving the Republic of Ireland a consultative role in the NI the 14th and 15th Centuries to coastal towns and an area government. In 1988 Dublin celebrated its Millennium and round Dublin known as the Pale. From 1485-1603 the became European Capital of Culture in 1991. city played a crucial role when Tudor monarchs undertook a reconquest. In 1603 The Earl of Tyrone submitted and, 1990s-2000: From the 1990s, the Celtic Tiger economy for the first time, the Crown won control of the entire island. boomed and many ex-pats – or Irish Diaspora – returned home. House prices vied with those in London, and 1603 – 1660: English monarchs decided Ireland should international music success, from Eurovision to U2, further become Protestant. Christ Church and St Patrick’s were cemented Ireland’s new culture of cool. In 1990 Mary taken over and restored. English Civil War broke out in 1642 Robinson became the first female President of Ireland. The and many citizens joined the Gaelic Irish rebellion which had feel-good factor spread into sport; cyclist Stephen Roche begun the year before. Eventually the forces of Parliament won the 1987 Tour De France, Ireland beat Italy in the prevailed, and defeated royalists and the Irish besieged 1994 US World Cup Finals and runner Sonia O’Sullivan Dublin at Rathmines in 1649. Oliver Cromwell landed thirteen won World Championship gold in 1995 and Olympic days later to begin the relentless subjugation of the country silver in 2000. 1660 – 1691: A remarkable period of recovery began and, 2000s: In 2002 the Euro replaces the Punt as Ireland’s between 1610-1683, the population rose from 26,000 to currency. In 2008 Ireland becomes the first EU state to 58,000. Instability returned when James II, chased from enter recession. On 28 Nov 2010 Ireland is forced to accept England, arrived in Ireland via France in 1689. He was given an €85billion EU bailout to prop up its decimated banking an enthusiastic reception in Dublin but, after defeat by system. On Fri 25 Feb 2011, the Fianna Fáil party suffers William of Orange at the Boyne in 1690, returned to France. the worst General Election defeat of a sitting government since the Irish state’s 1921 foundation. Fine Gael leader 1691 – 1798: A long peace followed William III’s victory, Enda Kenny becomes Taoiseach in a coalition with the and Dublin became the British Empire’s second largest city. Labour Party. In May 2011 The Queen is the first British By the middle of the 18th Century, the population was close monarch to visit Ireland since it became a Republic. US to 130,000. A magnificent new parliament house (now the President Obama follows with a whirlwind visit to Dublin and Bank of Ireland) was built in 1728 and a splendid gateway his ancestral home of Moneygall, Co. Offaly. In Oct 2011 and façade for Trinity College completed in 1759 – making Michael D. Higgins is elected the 9th President of Ireland. College Green the social hub of Dublin. 1798 – 1900: Rebellion by the United Irishmen in 1798. The authorities kept the insurrection out of Dublin but the Follow Dublin In Your Pocket revolt convinced Westminster to close the Dublin Parliament, and the 1801 Act of Union saw Ireland ruled from London. on and The aristocracy slowly deserted and, while it continued Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 10. Jurys_Dublin_hotels_124x41_landscape_aw.pdf Where to stay 1 01/11/2011 11:52 11 C M YCMMYCYCMY K Hotels are experiencing a downturn in occupancy whic-h has Shelbourne Renaissance Hotel B-2, 27 St. Stephen’s resulted in big discounts available on-line and across a wide Green, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 663 4500, reservations@ range of accommodation providers. Check out our website renaissanceshotels.com, www.marriott.com. Immerse and iPhone App for lots more hotels and last minute savings yourself in what many people consider to be the Dublin via booking.com. Star ratings reflect those given by Fáilte hotel. It’s certainly a city landmark of the finest order, with Ireland - the Irish Tourist Board. a tip-top location and history-laden ambience. Built in 1824, room 112 - The Constitution Room - is where the 1922 Irish 5 Star Constitution was drafted. Many of the suites are named after previous guests - most notably Princess Grace, and a recent Conrad Hilton C-3, Earlsfort Terrace, D2, tel. (+353) restoration has brought this grand old lady back to her original (0)1 602 8900, info@conradhotels.com, www.conrad- splendour. Real log fires burn contentedly in the grates as you dublin.com. Located opposite the National Concert Hall, enjoy a cocktail in No. 27 Bar and Lounge or pint of Guinness this classic contemporary hotel is a stone’s throw from St. in the famous, traditional Horseshoe Bar. Afternoon tea in the Stephen’s Green and many of Dublin’s main attractions. Lord Mayor’s Lounge is a must if you want to emmerse yourself Calming muted tones dominate the bright rooms, and the in a recaptured era of high society Georgian Dublin. For all its Presidential Suite is pure indulgence. Large conferencing opulence, the Shelbourne is always welcoming and never facilities and WiFi access throughout ensure all your needs aloof. Visit, stay, enjoy. Q265 rooms (single €189 - €269, are taken care of. Relax and unwind at the hotel cocktail double €189 - €279, suite €349 - €2500). JHLKW bar - and Alex restaurant specialising in seafood - on the hhhhh ground floor. During summer, the traditional Alfie Burn’s Irish bar lays on open-air BBQs that are very popular with locals and guests. Q192 rooms. (single/double €169-240, suite Upmarket €219-319). JH6FLKW hhhhh Best Western Premier Academy Plaza Hotel C-2, Find- later Place, Off Upr O’Connell St, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 878 Four Seasons Hotel D-3, Simmonscourt Rd, D4, tel. 0666, stay@academyplazahotel.ie, www.academyplazaho- (+353)(0)1 665 4000, reservations.Dublin@fourseasons. tel.ie. This newly rebuilt hotel is smart, inviting and slap bang in com, www.fourseasons.com/dublin. In the leafy Embassy- the city centre. All rooms have distinctive red and black checked strewn suburb of Ballsbridge, this six storey red-brick hotel sits carpets, soft cream walls, and crisp linens on the super-comfort majestically in the grounds of the Royal Dublin Society. The beds, ensuring a good night’s sleep is on the cards. The modern Four Seasons is a stalwart of Dublin society and, as befits its bar and two restaurants - Oscars for trad and contemporary and stature, plays host to numerous charity balls. The ICE bar is for Abacus for elegant oriental dining - give this three star a culinary sipping champagne and cocktails, while Seasons Restaurant edge. Complimentary WiFi, discount guest parking, a gym and is the stomping ground of Dublin’s power players. Indeed, games room keep budgets in tact and boredom at bay. Golfing you could say the salubrious nature of the neighbourhood is services can be booked for business groups or individuals who reflected in the clientele. Rooms and suites are equally elegant, fancy getting tee’d off. The staff are very helpful and the location and the Spa is a tranquil oasis in which to repose and reflect on top notch... definitely one to check out. Breakfast €12. Q285 your fabulous surroundings. Q197 rooms. (single €225-500, rooms. (single €79-€225, double €89-249, triple €109-279, quad suite €400-2600). H6FKDCW hhhhh €159-319, suite €299-349). JHFKW hhh Merrion Hotel C-3, Upper Merrion St, D2, tel. (+353 )(0)1 Croke Park Hotel C-1, Jones’s Rd, D3, tel. (+353)(0)1 603 0600, info@merrionhotel.com, www.merrionhotel. 871 4444, www.doylecollection.com. Facing onto Croke Park com. Created from four Grade A listed Georgian Houses, one Stadium, this big, new pristine hotel is greared up for business being the Duke of Wellington’s birthplace, this beautifully restored execs, but is also the place to be on match day as you soak up building boasts bright, antique-filled rooms and a modern wing the excitement and anticipation in the Sideline Bar and Bistro. overlooking a private garden. If staying here, invest in the rooms And, as it’s just 10mins walk from O’Connell St, all the major at- facing onto the Dáil (Irish Houses of Parliament). A two star Mi- tractions are reassuringly convenient. Self-styled Rejuvenate chelin restaurant, trompe l’oile swiming pool and two reception beds and duck down duvets soothe you into a blissful slumber rooms with fantastic sofas in which to sit and enjoy a glass of and - wait for it ladies - skirt hangers ensure your power suits stay wine, makes The Merrion a particularly romantic idyll. And con- crease-free. Bathrooms have separate baths and showers, and noisseurs will be pleased to learn that a French vineyard makes underfloor heating to keep toes toasty warm - nice touch. With wine exclusively for the hotel, and the extensive art collection WiFi in the public areas and executive rooms, and free car parking is privately owned by one of the three owners. Q142 rooms. for all guests, this is one upmarket overnight option well worth (single €460, double €480, suite €960-3000). JHFLK� a peep. Q232 rooms (single/double €85-309, triple €95-319, DCW hhhhh suite €299-650). HFKW hhhh dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 11. 12 Where to stay Gibson Hotel Dublin Docklands D-2, MLuas The Clarion Hotel Dublin IFSC C-2, International Financial Point, tel. (+353)(0)1 681 5000, info@thegibson- Services Centre (IFSC), D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 433 8800, hotel.ie, www.thegibsonhotel.ie. Whether you are in info@clarionhotelifsc.com, www.clarionhotelifsc.ie. Dublin on business or for pleasure, this chic hotel at the MLuas Mayor Square. Light oak furnishings and neutral tones Point Village in the heart of the historic Docklands region create a calming place to stay and sleep. Especially convenient is in a perfect location and offers stylish and comfortable for execs frequenting the Financial Services Centre... just stroll accommodation. As it’s located right beside the 02 con- out the door and you’re there. Seal that deal by booking the cert venue you can enjoy a great show before strolling the fabulously cool penthouse for that important face-to-face - it very short distance to the comfort of your room or relax in could be the best investment you’ll ever make. And the adjacent one of the many bars, while those heading for a business one and two bedroom Clarion Quay Apartments allow you to meeting or conference in the nearby Financial Services create a more homely city base. The rooms at the front have Centre won’t have far to go to unwind. A range of eateries great views along the River Liffey while at the all new Santé and bars as well as inner courtyards and balconies mean Médispa all your worries are massaged away. Q180 rooms you can enjoy the feel of urban living with added comfort. (single €135-295, double €120-295, suite €195-210, apart- Q252 rooms €99-€250. JFKW hhhh ment: €135-200). JHFKDCW hhhh Jurys Inn Christchurch B-2, Christchurch Place, Boutique D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 454 0000, jurysinnchristchurch@ Fitzwilliam Hotel B-2, St. Stephens Green, D2, tel. jurysinns.com, www.jurysinns.com. Nestled between (+353)(0)1 478 7000, enq@fitzwilliamhotel.com, two major historic tourist attractions - Christ Church and St. www.fitzwilliamhotel.com. Designed by Sir Terence Patrick’s Cathedrals - this particular Jurys Inn is extremely Conran in his famous sleek style, this smart hotel is located well placed for all the major city sights, shops and nightlife. at the top of Grafton Street, opposite St Stephen’s Green. The hotel recently underwent a full refurbishment, and the Its two star Michelin restaurant Thornton’s overlooks the budget-conscious among you will appreciate rooms that Green, making for a luxurious dining experience. Downstairs can accommodate up to three adults, or two adults and two the bar has relaxed chairs and some very comfy booths... children U10. The adjoining multi-storey car park is handy for great for those evenings when you feel like a bit of ’me- drivers, though charges do apply. Q182 rooms (182 Total time’. The stylish bedrooms come with fresh fowers, fab rooms ). Rooms from €80. JLKW hhh views and subtle lighting. From its quiet library in the lobby to Ireland’s largest roof garden, this is one hotel where you can escape the city on your doorstep. Q139 rooms Generator Hostel (double €180-€380, suite €240-€480). JHFLKW hhhhh Generator Hostel B-2, Smithfield Square, D7, tel. (+353)(0)1 901 0222, dublin@generatorhos- Morrison Hotel B-2, Ormond Quay, D1, tel. (+353) tels.com, http://generatorhostels.com/. MLuas (0)1 887 2400, info@morrisonhotel.ie, www.mor- Smithfield. This European hostelling giant has arrived risonhotel.ie. MMetro Jervis. Originally designed by in Dublin - and conveniently landed right beside the Old John Rocha, and opened in 1999 to great acclaim, the Jameson Distillery and the Smithfield Luas stop. Which Irish style guru used Feng Shui to create the rooms. It was means young budget travellers get fantastic and afford- one of the first hotels in Dublin to epitomise modern sleek able accommodation in a great walk-to-the-city location. styling. And now, after a major extension adding 48 rooms Exposed brick walls, city-inspired graffiti art, Jameson ans a courtyard, the hotel is, more than ever, the epitome whiskey bottle chandeliers and even a pole dancing area of urban chic. For pure bedroom indulgence, dock your iPod, feature in the stylishly spacious, industrial-chic foyer. slip into the fluffy bathrobe and drape yourself across the Rooms range from 8-bed dorms to a large VIP suite with hand-painted Rocha throw. For dining and drinking, the jacuzzi - hello! And nestling in between are en-suite twins Café Bar is a great place to enjoy an afternoon coffee or and 4-8-bed private rooms, female only dorms and 4-6- evening cocktails. And the Halo restaurant - with its own bed dorms. All have storage lockers and funky bespoke entrance - is full of antiques and opens onto the Bohemian artwork, and en-suites get you top notch shower and Courtyard. You feel cool just hanging out here. Q138 rooms bathroom facilities. A lively bar with nightly entertainment (single €135-195, double €135-415, suite €195 -2000). and events, chill-out area and restaurant re-enforce the JHKW hhhh hostel’s social mantra. And free WiFi in social areas and computers in the net lounge keep you connected with Mid-Range all those new-found friends. A laundry service, luggage room, 24hr access secure key card system and free walk- Camden Court Hotel B-3, Lwr Camden St, D2, tel. ing tours make this low-cost overnight option pretty hard (+353)(0)1 475 9666, sales@camdencour thotel. to beat. Individual and group travellers are all welcome. com, www.camdencourthotel.com. MLuas Harcourt Q 500+ beds. Beds from €11. HEKW St. Rest your weary limbs at this well-known city centre hotel. Only 5mins from St. Stephens Green, and 30secs from the Luas, there’s no doubting Camden Cour t’s closeness to every city centre whim (but not too close to Temple Bar if you crave some quiet). The hotel has a full leisure centre which includes a 16m pool, gym, sauna and steamroom. Residents car parking is a definite bonus for such a great location. Feast at The Iveagh restaurant, then treat yourself to a cocktail or two at C Central bar before heading ’home’ to your refurbished contemporary bed- room. Job’s a good ’un. Q 246 rooms (singles from €75, doubles from €85). Breakfast incl. JHFKDCW hhh Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
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  • 13. 14 Where to stay Jurys Inn Custom House C-2, Custom House Quay, D1, MLUAS Busáras, tel. (+353)(0)1 854 1500, http://dub- Airport linhotels.jurysinns.com/jurysinn_customhouse. Whether Premier Inn Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, tel. you’re arriving by car via the Dublin Port Tunnel, off the train (+353)(0)1 895 7777, www.premierinn.com. Clean lines from Connolly Station or by bus from Busáras, this Docklands set the tone for this great value hotel chain. Rooms have the hotel is just about the handiest in town. It’s walkable from the expected array of extras including WiFi (chargeable), modem last two, and, if you’re feeling lazy, close to a LUAS stop for point, satellite TV and hairdryers. King size beds with top- seamless city centre jaunts. The sparkly new Dublin Conven- notch pillows and duvets, coupled with the hotel chain’s Good tion Centre, O2 Arena and Grand Canal Theatre are also within Night Guarantee, mean you won’t need to worry about nearby very easy walking distance. Inside, many rooms overlook the aircraft disturbing your slumber. Parking is free for guests, and River Liffey, Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship and harp-like Samuel a free airport shuttle bus will ensure you arrive on time for Beckett Bridge. And their contemporary decor, with cosy chairs your flight. Q Rooms from €70. Breakfast: Full Irish €11.95. and bed throws exude a homely air. The foyer-level continues Continental €7.75. HLKW the contemporary theme with its bar, cafe and restaurant. Payable breakfasts, wifi and nearby parking keep you in control Radisson BLU Hotel Dublin Airport Dublin Airport, of the cost. Q 239 rooms (rooms from €80). JHKW Co. Dublin, tel. (+353)(0)1 844 6000, info.airport. Dublin@radissonsas.com, www.radissonblu.ie/hotel- dublinairport. Just at the Airport roundabout, you can’t get Budget any closer to the terminals without boarding a plane. Nearby Castle Hotel B-1, 2-4 Great Denmark St, D1, tel. (+353) complimentary spa facilities, on-site business center with 27 (0)1 874 6949, info@castle-hotel.ie, www.castle-hotel. meeting rooms, trad Irish pub, gourmet restaurant and express ie. This Georgian house hotel exudes all the elegance of its check-out keep you refreshed, refuelled and ready for your era yet is imminently affordable. Just 2mins from O’Connell Dublin adventure. And when it’s time to depart, the free 24hr St and opposite the Garden of Remembrance, the location is shuttle bus will whisk you to your terminal of choice... keep an top notch and history-steeped. Within walking distance you’ll eye on lobby TV screens for latest flight schedules. Q229 also find Dublin’s main shopping district, Temple Bar, Croke rooms (standard from €89, business class from €129, jr suite Park, and cultural heavyweights the Abbey and Gate theatres, from €149, executive suites €250). HFLKDCW Municipal Art Gallery, Dublin Writers Museum and James Joyce hhhh Cultural Centre. All bedrooms are individually decorated and maintain those original Georgian features including crystal chandeliers, plasterwork, magnificent antique mirrors and Irish Landmark Trust beautiful marble fireplaces. Large family rooms can accom- modate up to two adults and three children. And the hotel’s Fancy overnighting in an Irish gate lodge, castle or family-friendly facilities extend to special menus for children, lighthouse? These and many more unique and history- while you can enjoy the local produce at the hotel bar and res- steeped properties are among the Irish Landmark taurant where there’s traditional Irish music every weekend. Trust’s distinct portfolio of sixteen holiday lets. Q130 rooms (single €59, double €84). Incl. breakfast. Free Now in its 20th year, the Trust takes abandoned and WiFi. Parking chargeable. JHLKW hhh crumbling buildings from across the island of Ireland - many of national significance - and returns them to their Maldron Hotel Smithfield B-2, Smithfield Plaza, D7, former glory for everyone to enjoy. tel. (+353)(0)1 485 0900, info.smithfield@maldronho- These meticulously renovated properties range from tels.com, www.maldronhotels.com. MLuas Smithfield. Drum Gatelodge on Northern Ireland’s stunning north Clean lines and contemporary design define this bright and Antrim Coast to Galley Head Lightkeeper’s House contemporary purpose-built hotel located behind The Old overlooking Co. Cork’s brooding coastline. Jameson Distillery. Some rooms, including seven junior suites, Merrion Mews provides quirky city centre accommo- have private balconies, offering panoramic views of the city and dation right at the heart of this gentrified Dublin green. all rooms have power showers, coffee maker and free WiFi... And No. 25 Eustace Street (pic) in the city’s vibrant perfect for the exec on the move. It’s a 5min walk to major Temple Bar offers a tranquil Georgian haven a world shopping areas and tourist attractions. With the Luas just away from the melee. moments away access to the O2, Grand Canal Theatre and Authentically decorated in period detail, these retreats IFSC. Q92 rooms (room only from €69). JHLKW hhh offer beautiful escape in enchanting settings. All proper- ties sleep from two to ten people, so you can opt for a Hostels romantic weekend bolthole to a fun-filled get together with family and friends. Dublin Hostelling International (An Óige) C-1, 61 And by staying at one of these properties, not only Mountjoy St, D7, tel. (+353)(0)1 830 1766, mailbox@ are you having a fantastic and memorable holiday in a anoige.ie, www.anoige.ie. Reminders of this building’s magical setting, but you’re also helping preserve more previous incarnation await at every turn. Once a convent and incredible buildings for future visitors to enjoy. school, if you want to call home you do it - appropriately - from Find out more about the work of the Irish Landmark Trust the confessional booth. And breakfast is served in the former - including buildings currently under renovation - and book chapel. An Óige is Irish for ’youth’, but all ages can avail of this your dream property by visiting www.irishlandmark. centrally-located hostel which is the city’s only member of com or tel. (+353)(0)1 670 4733. Hostelling International. Facilities include en-suite private rooms, dorms, an outside garden with seating and a children’s play area. The games room and book exchange feed the grey matter, and dinner and lunch can be served on a request basis for group Turn to p.42 and p.43 for features bookings. Complimentary breakfast available. Q297 rooms (private per room: single €28-36, twin/double €48-50.50, on the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt triple - €66-75, 4-bed €84-97.50, dorms per person: 6-bed and Castle Leslie €16.50-21.50, 8-bed €14-20, 10-bed €13-19. JLKW Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 14. where to eat 15 fun clientele. Long benches and enormous picture windows Restaurant Price Key open on a summer’s evening, lending an air of downtown NYC. Stand-out dishes for your humble editor include Black Pepper € A really nice sandwich and coffee should be no Squid and Yellow Butternut Squash Curry. So popular is Saba more than €7-10 that they now have a take-away and food store in Rathmines €€ A cheap but tasty main course should be around (see www.sabatogo.com). QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Mon, Tue, €11-17 Wed, Sun 12:00 - 21:30. €€€. JS €€€ Standard prices in most restaurants are mains €18-27 Siam Thai B-2, South Andrew St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 €€€€ A pricey but good restaurant will have mains 677 3363, www.siamthai.ie. This contemporary Asian at €28-35 chain is so popular that they’ve sprung up all over the city. €€€€€ An expensive restaurant will be flying to the skies The owners have aired away from the clichéd Thai theme with €35 and over. and opted for a stylish, streamlined and beautifully-lit interior. Subtle spotlit Asian artefacts provide the main clue to itsAsian cuisine’s origins. The staff are mostly Thai and very courte- ous, and the food is consistently top notch. No monosodiumCafé Mao B-2, 2-3 Chatham Row, D2, MLuas St Ste- glutamate is used in any of their recipes, and starch andphen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 670 4899, www.cafemao. flour are kept to a minimum too, so you don’t have to worrycom. Bright and cheery, this is one of the most popular about an expanding waistline during dinner. Q Mon - ThurAsian Fusion venues in Dublin. The white walls - adorned 12:00 - 22:30, Fri 12:00 - 23:00, Sat 13:00 - 23:00, Sunwith photos of Chairman Mao in an Andy Warhol vein - and 16:00 - 22:30. €€€. JKprimary coloured seats give it a real feel-good factor. As it isconstantly busy, and you can’t book a table in advance, try to Wagamama B-2, South King St, D2, MLuas Stget there before the crowds. And, with a new coeliac menu, Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 478 2152, www.Mao has yet again increased its popularity. For those of you wagamama.ie. Visitors from Britain will instantly recogniseon a diet, the menu kindly notes what dishes are low in fat so this renowned noodle franchise. Designed in the style of ano need to fret while munching on a tasty morsel. The Five Japanese ramen bar, the unintimidating menu is very easySpice Chicken is one of the favourites. Q Mon - Tue 12:00 - to read, with detailed descriptions of each dish printed on21:30, Wed - Sat 12:00 - 21:30, Sun 13:30 - 21:00. €€€. J placemats that are then marked with your order. Its long benches mean the atmosphere is lively and fun - great forSaba B-2, 26-28 Clarendon St, D2, MLuas St Stephen’s groups, if not romantic dinners a deux - but be warned... theyGreen, tel. (+353)(0)1 679 2000, www.sabadublin.com. tend to bring each dish when it’s ready rather than in any par-Meaning “Happy Meeting Place” in Thai, Saba is an award- ticular order. A reasonably priced kids menu is also available.winning restaurant (Best Service Award, Cocktail Bar of the Q Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:00, Thur - Sat 12:00 - 23:00, SunYear, Most Stylish Restaurant) that’s always packed with a 12:00 - 22:00. €€. JKS south king st | cork | blanchardstown | belfast | dundrum • delicious noodles • rice dishes lunch • freshly squeezed juices deal • • wine sake €9.95 12pm - 3pm | mon-fri • japanese beers * includes complimentary • kids menu drink take-out menu available south king st tel: 01 4782152 cork tel: 021 4278874 wagamama.ie blanchardstown tel: 01 8219449 wagamama ireland dundrum tel: 01 2157188dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 15. 16 where to eat Yamamori Noodles B-2, 71-72 South Great George’s red-blooded Bear on South William Street. But for us, this St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 475 5001, www.yamamori- one is right at the top of the pecking order (sorry again). Q noodles.ie. This renowned restaurant with its bold back 12:00 - 00:00. €€. K and red exterior features an extensive menu of fabulous, fresh Japanese food. Small and large groups gravitate to its The Farm C2, 3 Dawson Street, D2, MLuas St long benches and tables while very efficient and beautifully Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 671 8654, www. dressed staff serve up those exotic eats. The vegetarian thefarmrestaurant.ie. This is just what the name sug- menu is just as fulfilling, with plenty of tofu alternatives. gests - good wholesome food. Products are locally sourced Extremely popular with locals we recommend booking in and the majority are organic or free-range. As a result, advance. A real gem... this is sushi and fun all rolled into menus are subject to seasonal changes. This is home- one (I thank you). If you can’t get a seat here, the (slightly) style cooking in a very funky location. Treat yourself to smaller Yamamori Café is directly across the street, serving the Cottage Pie or the organic burgers, followed by some a shorter but no less delicious choice of bites - the sweet fantastic traditional apple tart. Most of the wines are also potato chips are outstanding. Q Sun - Thur 12:00 - 10:30, organic. This is guilt-free dining out. Q Sun - Thur 11:00 - Fri - Sat 12;00 - 23;30. Sushi €, Dinner €€. YJ 23:00, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00. €€€. J Green 19 B-3, 19 Camden Street, D2, MLuas Har- Burgers & Pizzas court St, tel. (+353)(0)1 478 9626, www.green19. Elephant & Castle B-2, 18 Temple Bar, D2, tel. (+353) ie. This very trendy little eaterie is like a little bit of New (0)1 679 3121, www.elephantandcastle.ie. Ever since York in Dublin, but without the high prices. It’s a little this informal restaurant opened its doors way back in 1989, cool and a little funky, but don’t worry about dressing queues of diners have descended every night. They come up or dressing down as it’s also extremely laid-back and from miles around to savour the spicy chicken wings - a welcoming - dining out has never been such good value. Dublin legend. The burger menu is as big as the Spire and The chefs aim to provide good, wholesome meals using the come hither desserts are just too tempting to refuse. seasonal produce, sourced in Ireland where possible. Their brunch is great, too, so if you’re in the area, call by and There is a mean cocktail list and the wine selection is savour its scrummy delights. Q Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:30, pretty great, and affordable. Q Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 10:30 - 23:30. €€. J Sun 12:00 - 22:00. € - €€. JK Hard Rock Café B-2, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, D2, L Mulligan Grocer A-2, 18 Stoneybatter, D7, MLuas tel. (+353)(0)1 671 7777, www.hardrock.com. The Museum Stop, tel. (+353)(0)1 670 9889, www.lmulli- Hard Rock phenomenon arrived in the city in 2004, and this gangrocer.com. True to its claim, L Mulligan Grocer is indeed spacious diner-style cafe - with room for 350 rock rubberneck- a real eating and drinking emporium. Situated just out of the ers - pays homage to Ireland’s, and the world’s, rich musical city centre but easily accessible by Luas, this is a real gem heritage. Bono’s shades and hand-written lyrics take centre of an eatery, a great place to enjoy fresh, locally-sourced stage in the U2 section, while a shirt worn by Elvis shares wall produce from a seasonal menu that changes weekly. The space with Macca’s boots, Madonna’s jacket and, of all things, food is great and the atmosphere homely. It’s also an ideal a rug owned by Jimi Hendrix. In between ogling the rock and spot for connoisseurs of beer and whiskey. There’s more than pop paraphernalia and watching music videos on the plasma 100 imported beers and ales available, while the range of screens, get stuck into the all-American menu’s smokehouse, homegrown craft beers is not to be sneezed at either. Perhaps burger, hot sandwich and salad selections. Then head to the best of all is the range of whiskeys (and, as they point out, souvenir shop and bag a ubiquitous HRC Dublin T-shirt to whiskies) from Ireland and around the world, a speciality of the show the folks back home. Look for the big neon guitar shining establishment. Q Mon-Fri 16:00 - 23:30, Sat 12:30 - 23:30, down on Temple Bar. Q 12:00 - late €€€. J Sun 12:30 - 23:00. €€. JK TGI Friday’s B-2, St Stephen’s Green, D2, MLuas St Odessa B-2, 14 Dame Court, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 670 Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 478 1233, www.fri- 7634, www.odessa.ie. Since it opened in 1994, Odessa days.ie. What began in New York in 1965 has now become has managed to stay ahead in the happening stakes. Re- a global brand - and its Dublin restaurant a landmark on the nowned for its brunch, this contemporary space is the Green. The dazzling array of burgers, salads, fajitas, pasta, spiritual home for trendy types listening to funky music and seafood - and over 100 cocktails - relentlessly satisfy new keeping a subtle eye on their cool contemporaries. For those and returning fans. The Jack Daniel’s grill features a feast of of you feeling under the weather, a pitcher of Bloody Mary fodder laced with the famous whiskey glaze. And little ones will soothe the soul, and their Smoked Chicken Quesadillas feeling a bit peckish can avail of the organic baby food which and Odessa Burger will always deliver. The upstairs seating is free when you dine. Also at Blanchardstown Shopping is all restaurant, whereas downstairs has the air of a relaxed Centre, tel: 822 5990; Blackrock, tel:288 5155; Dundrum drinking club. Now with a members club above the restaurant, Town Centre tel: 298 7299. Q 12:00 - 23:00 €€€. J this is definitely one for the haves and wannahaves. Have we just invented a word? Q Mon - Thur 12:00 - 00:30, Fri - Sat Contemporary 12:00 - 02:30, Sun 12:00 - 00:00. €€€. J Crackbird B-2, 60 Dame Street, D2. One of the best Pearl Brasserie C-3, 20 Merrion St Upr, D2, tel. pop-up-restaurants-turned-permanent fixtures, this place is (+353)(0)1 661 3572, w w w.pearl-brasserie.com. the home of addictive chicken - hence the name. If you love Beautifully presented seafood and the use of traditional fried chicken and all the sides that go with it, this is for you. meats such as rabbit, pigeon and vension set this inven- It’s so popular there is no phone number to book with, or a tive menu apart from the norm. The warm-hued interior website, but appropriately enough you can tweet them, and has well-spaced tables and wonderfully romantic alcoves it always seems to be bursting with atmosphere. If chicken perfect for intimate occasions. The hidden table at the doesn’t get your wings flapping (sorry) try one of the sister back also makes an ideal venue for private dinner parties. restaurants - Skinflint on Crane Lane, Jo’Burger in Rathmines An oyster bar, peat burning fire, fish tanks and modern art or the newly-opened one on Castle Market Street, or the very add to the special ambience. And it’s always nice to know Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 16. where to eat 17children are welcome in such a classy restaurant. Find itbeside the Merrion Hotel. Q Lunch Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30,Dinner Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30. €€€€. JThe Chef’s Counter C-2, 3rd Floor, The Pig’s Ear,4 Nassau St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 670 3865, www.thepigsear.ie. One of the city’s most popular restaurantshas extended their dining offer with this new intimateepicurean experience. Lovers of good food can indulgein a 12-course tasting menu prepared by the chef in thisinformal yet stylish upstairs space. As ever, it’s all aboutfresh, seasonal produce - this time inspired by modernworld cuisine. Share a table of eight or take one of the sixseats at the chef’s counter itself. Booking is essential, socall at least 24hrs in advance. Q Mon-Sat 12:00 - 15:00,17:30 - 22:00. €€€€. JWinding Stair B-2, 40 Lower Ormond Quay, D1,MLuas Middle Abbey St, tel. (+353)(0)1 872 7320,www.winding-stair.com. This Dublin landmark becamefamous in the 70s when writers, musicians and artistswould meet here for food and wine. It has since beenrenovated and is now a chic restaurant complete with thetype of chairs you used to find in school. With a bookshopdownstairs, and a restaurant upstairs with magnificentviews over the Liffey, it really is in a world of its own. Thisis good food - with the emphasis on organic and locallysourced ingredients - in a great location, and you caneven buy a book downstairs before 17:00 and bring itupstairs to peruse while enjoying your meal. Find it at oneend of the Ha’penny Bridge. Q Lunch Sun - Thur 12:00- 17:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:30. Dinner 17:30 - 22:30.€€€. JEuropean it Best Casual Dining 2009. The chefs cook up a stormBagots Hutton B-2, 28 South William Street, D2, behind the bar while the staff try to keep up - and the crowdMLuas St Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 534 3956, loves it. The food is top quality and very filling, which is asbagotshutton1829@gmail.com. Bagots Hutton was you’d expect from hearty fare - such as venison casseroleestablished in Dublin in 1829 and though it sadly closed in or Toulouse sausages - and a name that translates asthe 1980s, it has now reopened as a fine example of the ’blowout’. You can’t book, so get there early to securefusion between classical and modern tastes. With 30 years a table. Q Mon-Sat 12:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00, Sunof experience in the service industry, Giovanni Viscardi and 13:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00. €€€. JBBrian Deery have created a lovely restaurant and wine bar thatfocuses on good food and wines in an atmospheric setting. Pig’s Ear C-2, 4 Nassau St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 670The food is very much dominated by European-influenced an- 3865, www.thepigsear.ie. It’s rare that diners will catchtipasti dishes - bruschetta, Parma ham, charcuterie, smoked a glimpse of their favourite celeb chef working up a sweatsalmon, salads and caprese - perfectly matching the wines at the helm of a Dublin restaurant. So it’s reassuring toon offer and creating that special social aura associated note that head chef Stephen McAlister, (RTÉ’s The Res-with sharing good food and good wine in good company. Q taurant and The Afternoon Show) is a permanent fixtureMon-Thur 11:00 - 23:30, Fri-Sat 11:00 - 01:30, Sun 15:00 - at this classy Nassau Street eaterie. McAlister’s dishes23:00. €€. JKW are best described as a modern take on traditional Irish cuisine. And since it’s been awarded the Michelin BibGallagher’s Boxty House B-2, 20-21 Temple Bar, Gourmand, all you hungry tourists will be guaranteed topD2, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 2762, www.boxtyhouse.ie. notch Irish ingredients. For lunch-time munchers check outThis traditional Irish restaurant in the heart of Temple Bar the cafe menu with light bite treats. Evening diners canbrims with antiques and curios and is a perfect place to enjoy a whole host of traditional platters such as baconsample Irish cuisine. As well as breakfast, stews, Dublin’s and cabbage, shepherds pie and (as the name suggests)famous coddle and great winter feel good/comfort food, deep fried crispy pig’s ears - a delicacy we’re assured.you can sample the eponymous Boxty - a traditional Irish Look for the bright pink door, then ascend the staircasepotato pancake with different fillings. Ideally located, it’s to the two spacious and contemporary rooms overlookinga favourite with tourists who wish to try the local food and the leafy grounds of Trinity College. Q Mon - Sat 12:00 -there’s live trad music in the evenings. Q Mon - Thur, Sun 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00. €€€. J11:00 - 22:30, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00. €€€. JE Unicorn C-3, 12b Merrion Court, Merrion Row, D2,L’Gueuleton B-2, 1 Fade St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 tel. (+353)(0)1 676 2182, www.unicornrestaurant.675 3708, www.lgueuleton.com. Serving provincial com. Famed for its piano bar, Unicorn is one of Dublin’sFrench food, this bistro-style restaurant with its leather most popular eateries yet they can usually find a table fordrapes, large bar, big mirrors and picture windows feels you even if you haven’t booked. The antipasto is deliciousvery European. And its chilled-out atmosphere has won and the menu includes signature dishes using Italian anddublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 17. 18 where to eat Indian Jaipur B-2, 41-46 South Great George’s St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 0999, www.jaipur.ie. Hailed by critics and locals, this is a tantalisingly delicious and conveniently- located modern Indian restaurant. Using local ingredients such as Wicklow lamb, chefs practice the philosophy of Ayurveda - good health - with their innovative and extensive dishes. As well as boasting a fresh take on spices, the menu has plenty of vegetarian options - as expected of the Indian subcontinent. Q Mon - Sun 17:00 - 23:00. €€€. J Jewel In The Crown B-2, 5 South Wlliam St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 0681, www.jewelinthecrown.ie. From the outside it might be easy enough to pass this restaurant by, but once you’ve been you’ll be sure to return. Early bird menus are great value and you’re only concern will be ensur- ing you don’t eat too much before your mains arrive. Food is tasty and there’s a great choice of hot and spicy fare. Q Mon - Sat Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30, Dinner 15:00 - 24:00 €€. J Italian Dunne & Crescenzi C-2, 14 & 16 South Frederick St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 3815, www.dunneandcres- cenzi.com. Established by an Italian husband and Irish wife team who moved here from Rome in 1995, this authentic Italian bistro is great for lunch or a low-key romantic evening. It’s also ideal for those days and evenings when you want nice wholesome food that’s not too heavy or rich. Several loca- tions across the city all serve the same food and fantastic range of Italian wines, and the chain is part of the Slow Food Revolution. Fans can also take home some fantastico foodie eats and treats. Q N° 16: Mon - Sat 08:30 - 23:00, Sun 12:00 Irish ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out, - 18:00. N° 14: Mon 10:00 - 18:00, Tue - Sat 10:00 - 23:00, good quality food and a quiet chat, or a bite to eat in the Sun 12:00 - 23:00. €€. J piano bar, this place can accommodate you. There’s even a resident table magician on Wed and Thur evenings. The restaurant’s popularity extends to their food emporium, and Seafood café (Mon-Sat 08:00 - 20:00). Q Mon-Sat 12:30-16:30, Les Frères Jacques B-2, 74 Dame St, D2, tel. (+353) Mon-Thur 18:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 18:00-23:30. Closed Sun. (0)1 679 4555, www.lesfreresjacques.com. Escape €€€€. JES the bustle of Dame Street at this charming - and award- winning - restaurant Français. French cuisine, wines and Fish & Chips waiters combine to create a warm and intimate vibe that’s perfect for a romantic meal or especially good value lunch. Beshoff Restaurant B-2, 6 O’Connell St, D1, MLuas Seafood, steaks and delicious desserts are served in an Jervis St, tel. (+353)(0)1 872 4400, www.beshoffres- unpretentious setting of muted tones, wooden tables and taurant.com. Set in a wonderful old building with black and chairs and crisp white linens. Wine buffs will especially enjoy white tiled floors, this busy restaurant is full of charm and the 50% discount on full bottles every Monday and Tuesday. serves very tasty fish and chips. The original Mr Beshoff Early bird menus run 18:00 - 19:00, perfect timing if you’re arrived from his native Russia in 1912 and established heading out or to a show later. And right next door to the what has become a bit of a Dublin institution. Good qual- Olympia Theatre you couldn’t be more spoiled if you tried. ity fish and chips are served on a plate (no less) in the Q Mon-Fri: 12:30 - 14:30, 18:30 - 22:30, Sat:18:00 -22:30. upmarket self-service restaurant that also stocks wine or €€€€. J beer. For hunger pangs on the go, take away is also avail- able. But we suggest you stay and soak up the tradition. Lobster Pot D-3, 9 Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Q Sun - Weds: 09:00 - 21:00, Thurs - Sat: 09:00 - 22:00. D4, tel. (+353)(0)1 668 0025, www.thelobsterpot.ie. €. JS Warm and inviting with a romantic elegance and enduring passion for fresh, local produce - this Ballsbridge restaurant Leo Burdock B-2, 2 Werburgh St, D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 is a real city stand-out. Opened in 1980 - with the original 454 0306, www.leoburdock.com. This has been a local key members of staff still here - The Lobster Pot offers a institution since 1913. Just opposite Christ Church Cathe- bountiful menu of classic meat and seafood dishes, among dral, this famous fish and chip shop is always busy. Fresh them Lobster Thermidor, Steak Tartar and Salmon Mornay. fish, tasty batter and good portions make this a classic so The fresh fish is exquisitely prepared, the game in season popular they’ve opened sit-down restaurants in other loca- and the meat beautifully tender. And with a manager who’s tions. Many famous faces have popped by for a portion and also the sommelier, wine buffs will be particularly enamoured become immortalised in Burdock’s Hall of Fame. And if the of the selection. Just around the corner from many of leafy grub’s good enough for Tom Cruise, who are we to argue? D4’s hotels and embassies, this Dublin gem is well worth the Q 12:00 - 00:00. €. JS trip. Q Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30. €€€€. Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 18. where to eat 19Lord Edward Restaurant & Tavern B-2, 23 Christ- Epicurean Food Hall B-2, Junction Middle Abbey Stchurch Place, D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 454 2420, www. and Lower Liffey St, D1, MLuas Jervis St. Establishedlordedward.ie. Dublin’s oldest seafood restaurant dates over nine years ago, this light and bright international Foodback to 1890 and overlooks Christ Church Cathedral. It’s a Hall is the only one of its kind in Ireland. Fifteen dedicatedhistory-steeped, ye olde three-in-one pub, lounge and res- outlets conjure up an unrivalled choice of scrumptuoustaurant named after United Irishman Lord Edward Fitzerald. All cuisine from across the globe - and at very reasonablemanner of marine morsels are available in an equally replete prices. Indulge in Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Italian andselecion of cooking options - from scallops to sole, prawns Mexican food, or go traditional with Fish & Chips andto seafood platter. So extensive is the menu, in fact, that it’s Homemade Irish Pies & Stews. Delicious coffees and teaspositively oceanic. With Guinness on tap, your all-round eating complete the gourmet experience which can be enjoyedindulgence is complete. Q Lunch: Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30, ’to go’ or at the communal seating for over 300 people.Diner: Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:45. €€€€. J And, to complete your all-round experience, Irish dancers and musicians entertain the eaters every Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 - 19:00. Ample on-street, ArnottsSpanish & Latin America and Jervis Street parking - and on the Luas line - make thisAcapulco B-2, 7 Sth Great Georges St, D2, tel. (+353) an easy to reach, affordable and delicious city centre dining(0)1 677 1085, www.acapulco.ie. Sizzling with all the experience. Find it just two minutes walk from O’Connellcolour and exuberance of Latin America, this funky laid-back Street and the Ha’penny Bridge. The Middle Abbey Streetrestaurant serves spicy fajitas, burritos, enchiladas and other entrance is directly opposite Arnotts, with the main shop-authentic Mexican treats. Burgers, steaks and salads ensure ping streets of Henry Street and Mary Street close by. Qall tastes are catered for... and the herbivores among you will Mon - Wed 09:45 - 19:00, Thur 09:45 - 22:00, Sat 11:00love that practically every dish has a vegetarian option. For - 22:00, Sun 11:30 - 19:00. €€. JSa finale you’ll find in few (if any) other places, check out thedeep fried ice cream on the dessert menu. Margaritas and Queen of Tarts B-2, 4 Cork Hill, Dame St, D2, tel.tequilas guarantee a lively night to remember - just keep an (+353)(0)1 670 7499, www.queenoftarts.ie. Let themeye on those pitchers. Q Mon - Thur 12:00 - 22:30, Fri 12:00 eat cake! And who could resist in such a quaint setting? This- 23:00, Sat 13:00 - 23:00, Sun 14:00 - 22:30. €€. JS tiny tea-room just opposite Dublin castle is jam-packed with wonderful home-made goodies. From the simplicity of thePort House B-2, 64a South William St, D2, tel. (+353) potato and onion pies to the scrumptuous decadence of the(0)1 677 0298, www.porthouse.ie. Dungeon-like and lit only raspberry tarts, these savoury and sweet eats just couldn’tby candles, make sure you remove your shades (hello, Bono) be better. And if you just can’t wait to sink your teeth into theirbefore entering this underground fairytale setting. Wine and Rustic Apple Crumble, try out the larger premises just aroundtapas are consumed against a backdrop of brick walls, dripping the corner on Cow’s Lane. Q Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00, Satcandles and wine bottles... setting the scene for a gloriously 09:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. JUSatmospheric night. Order a couple of tapas plates to start with,then decide on your favourites. No reservations are accepted,and it is always busy, so arrive just ahead of your preferred eatinghour. Q Sun - Thur 12:00 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30. €€. JVegetarianCornucopia Wholefood Restaurant B-2, 19 WicklowSt, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 7583, www.cornucopia.ie.What was once a health food shop with a little café at theback has expanded over the years to become a fully fledgedrestaurant. It’s so popular, it has expanded into the Georgianhouse next door and doubled its capacity. All the deliciousvegetarian and vegan soups, salads, desserts and globally-inspired mains are freshly prepared on the premises everyday. And yeast, dairy, gluten and wheat free diets are alsocatered for, making this one Horn of Plenty worth getting yourteeth around. Breakfasts are definitely worth the trip alone,and will keep you replete as you explore the city. Find it justoff Grafton Street. Q Mon - Tue 08:30 - 21:00, Wed - Sat08:30 - 22:15, Sun 12:00 - 21:00. €€. JSCafés & BrasseriesAvoca Café B-2, 11-13 Suffolk St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1677 4215, www.avoca.ie. Walking into Avoca is like step-ping into a glittering treasure trove, with to-die-for clothing,accessories and gifts tempting the eye at every turn. And thetop floor café continues the theme with its gloriously indulgenteats that are also available to take away from the basement.This renowned Irish brand has ten branches in Ireland, one inAmerica... and three very popular cookbooks. Its city centreflagship location also has a rooftop garden - unusual in Dublin- and their broccoli and feta cheese salad and carrot salad areboth so divine that you really will just want to keep on eating. De-licious. Q Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00 €€€. JSdublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 19. 20 Nightlife International B/C-2, 23 Wicklow St, D2, tel. (+353) Bars (0)1 677 9250, www.international-bar.com. This enduring Against The Grain B-3, 11 Wexford St, D2, MLuas venue is best known for its comedy nights, held upstairs and in St Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 470 5100, www. ’The Comedy Cellar’. Tickets are usually around the €10 mark winefoodbeer.com. Against The Grain by name, against which, for the show you get, is great value. There’s a great the grain by nature. This cosy gastro-pub is ideal if you’re mix of established and rising comics, and well-known faces looking for a night out with a difference. With easy-listening have taken to the stage as surprise guests. Comedy shows tunes on the radio this is a great place to catch up with run seven-nights a week, but (depending on the night or day) friends. Choose a pint from their selection of over 100 there’s also theatre and live music. Q Mon - Thur 10:00 - beers, but forget about asking for your ’usual’. For the 23:30, Fr - Sat 10:00 0 00:30, Sun 12:30 - 23:30. JEKW connoiseur there’s the beer of the month to experiment with. Tasty bites are on offer with locally-sourced produce Market Bar B-2, Fade St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 613 creating homely fare. When you’re done with all of that step 9094, www.marketbar.ie. This is a super trendy, but not back to your youth and grab a board game to while away an super pretentious spot with a difference. The building was hour or two. Q Mon - Tue 15:00 - 23:00, Wed - Fri 18:00 once a loading bay and it’s maintained a very minimalist - 01:00, Sat 13:00 - 02:00. Food Served 12:00 - 21:00 approach to décor. There’s no music, but you would hardly Daily JKW notice with the fantastic atmosphere. The bar was one of the first designed with the smoking ban in mind and Dakota B-2, 9 South William St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 there’s a large heated smoking area at the impressive 672 7696, www.dakotabar.ie. This place is classy - archway-entrance. Despite the vastness of the venue it tasteful leather furniture, very, very good-looking clientele, fills up quickly, and its restaurant section is always buzzing and cool music. It’s a pity that some of the prices are with people stocking up on tasty tapas dishes, so for food needlessly steep, but it’s definitely a cool place. Only a we recommend booking in advance. Q Mon - Thur 12:00 few short years old at this stage, Dakota has promptly - 23:30, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:30, Sun 12:00 - 23:00. Food established itself as a reputable, fashionable bar. Even Served Mon - Thurs 12:00 - 21:30, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30, though it covers a lot of ground, it can get crowded on Sun 15:00 - 21:00 JKW weekends, so it’s advisable to get there before 20:00 if you want a seat or, better yet, one of those nice booths. Porterhouse Temple Bar B-2, 16-18 Parliament St, Q Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:30, Thur - Sat 12:00 - 02:30, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 679 8847, www.porterhouse- Sun 12:00 - 23:00. Food Served: Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 21:00, brewco.com. This is the best of three branches of The Sat - Sun: 12:00 - 20:00 JK Porterhouse in Dublin. Temple Bar can be a bit touristy and full-on for some tastes, but we like this microbrewery and Dawson Lounge C-2, 25 Dawson St, D2, MLuas St Ste- restaurant. It serves a little taste of local cuisine (insofar as phen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 671 0311. Dublin’s full of you can call Irish food cuisine) and a very impressive variety ’super-pubs’, places so big you might get lost going to the loo. of beers - the Porterhouse Red is especially inviting. It tow- But if you’re looking for something different this is the spot. ers over Parliament Street with its three floors and always Hailed as the smallest bar in the city (and perhaps country), has a crowd - a nice mix of locals, city workers and tourists. the Dawson Lounge has a refreshingly compact capacity of Sometimes they have decent live music, and it’s got its share roughly 24. Naturally, it fills up quickly, which means a virtual of cosy little corners to combat the sprawling size. Q Mon - guarantee of a warm, convivial atmosphere. And if that’s not Thur 11:30 - 00:30, Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:30, Sun 12:00 - 00:00. enough to warm the cockles of your heart you can grab a warm Food Served: Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 21:30 JEK bowl of soup or a quick sandwich. How quaint. Q Mon - Thur 12:00 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 01:00 - 00:30, Sun - 13:00 - 21:00 The Black Sheep B-2, 61 Capel Street, D1, MLuas (or 23:00 depending on crowd) J Jervis Street, tel. (+353)(0)1 873 0013, www.wine- foodbeer.com. The sister-pub of Against The Grain, this is Garage Bar B-2, Essex St, Temple Bar, D2. If you like the one crafty place, with a range of specialist homegrown and simple life it doesn’t get better than this. There’s nothing fancy international craft beers and ales on offer in a setting that about this bar but that’s the great thing about it. It’s all about looks like a cross between an old-fashioned alehouse and good beer, good tunes and good people to share it all with. someone’s living room. There’s 23 craft beers on tap, plenty Decorated with saw dust and the spools from electric cables; more in bottles, and if you feel overwhelmed by the choice, minimalist is one way to describe the décor. An important note you can opt for a taster beer bat consisting of three different is that the toilets are uni-sex and so close to the bar that you drinks of your choice, so you can try each before deciding on can hear people ordering while you wash your hands. Expect your favourite. The food is good and hearty, there’s retro board rock tunes on the speakers, casually-dressed locals and a games to play and the atmosphere is great, making this one good time all round. Q Mon - Tue 17:00 - 00:00, Wed - Fri of the coolest pubs in Dublin at the moment. Q Mon-Thur :17:00 - 02:30, Sat - Sun 17:00 - 02:30 J 12:00 - 23:30, Fri-Sat 12:00 - 00:30, Sun 12:00 - 23:00. J Globe B-2, 11 South George’s St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 671 1220, www.globe.ie. Housed in the same building Clubs as RiRa nightclub, the Globe just about straddles the line Club Nassau C-2, 1-2 Nassau St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 between cool and too cool. A big favourite in Dublin, especially 679 4388, www.clubnassau.com. Don’t even think of re- among musicians and music fans, it boasts good tunes and a questing the latest chart-music here. Club Nassau is Dublin’s cosy atmosphere. Sitting at the bar is nice, but if you’re really only dedicated 80s club... so much so, it has even revived the lucky, you might land one of the big tables beside its even classic ’slow-set’. So get the shoulder pads out and prepare bigger windows. It’s really vibrant on weekends with funky to step back in time at this disco wonderland. The club has clientele, but it’s also a good spot for a quiet drink earlier in been recently renovated and a second floor added for you to the week. On weeknights entry to RiRá is free, but weekend chill out and rest your weary feet. There is a mixed crowed, nights are run by independent promoters who apply a cover from those recapturing their early days to others just digging charge. Q Mon - Fri 17:00 02:30, Sat 16:00 - 02:30, Sun the retro vibe. Q Fri, Sat 23:00 - 02:30 Cover Charge €10, Fri 17:00 - 01:00 JE night 2 for 1 concessions available online. J Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 20. Nightlife 21RíRá B-2, Dame Court, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 671 1220,www.rira.ie. One of the best clubs in Dublin, RíRá usually boastsa mix of hip hop, funk and whatever makes your hips move. Itsname (pronounced ’ree-raw’) is derived from the Irish expressionrírá agus ruaille buaile, which (very roughly) translates to ’messyfun’. Anyway, it’s got some nice nooks and crannies, a smallishdancefloor, some cosy seats and even a foosball table in itsbasement. The ground floor is mellower and quieter, with laid-backtunes and a retro film on an overhead projector. Q Mon - Sat23:00 - 02:30 Admission varies from free to €10.Sugar Club C-3, 8 Lower Leeson St, D2, MLuas StStephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 678 7188, www.the-sugarclub.com. If clubs were animals The Sugar Club wouldbe a chameleon. This very slick theatre-style venue hostsevents from music to comedy to classic film-themed nightsto cabaret and even the odd table quiz. From 23:00 the venueopens as a nightclub with the sounds of funk, soul, hip-hop,electro and more playing on different nights. With such varietywe strongly recommended checking online in advance to seewhat will be the night’s entertainment. Live events run 20:00 -23:00. Ticket prices vary. Q Live events: 20:00 - 23:00. Club23:00 - 03:00 Live shows and club entry vary. JIndie music venuesWhelans B-3, 25 Wexford St, off Camden St, D2, tel.(+353)(0)1 478 0766, www.whelanslive.com. Recentlyrefurbished, but still not too fancy, Whelans is an understatedpub and fantastic music venue. Its wooden interiors and laid-back vibe are appropriate given its strong reputation as amusic venue. It’s a good place for a quiet afternoon pint, or anight out as the gig section opens the doors to join the pub onweekends. This makes for a fun (if sometimes jam-packed) in-die music club. Many local musicians played this venue on theirway up and some still drink there. The punters vary in age and Messrs Maguire B-2, 1/2 Burgh Quay, D2, MLuasstyle, but the most common thread is a love for music and late Middle Abbey St, tel. (+353)(0)1 670 5777, www.drinks. One tip for newcomers - don’t try to talk to that man with messrsmaguire.ie. This late pub comprises roughly fourthe hat at the bar who isn’t moving (many have) - he’s made floors (the jury’s still out on whether part of the stairway,of stone. Q Mon - Fri 14:20 - 02:30, Sat 17:00 - 02:30, Sun close to the entrance, counts as a floor). It’s a nice place-17:00 - 01:30 Cover Charge €10 after 22.30 Fri & Sat. JE with a lively atmosphere or, if you’re there at off-peak times, a mellow vibe. The view from the upper floors is fantastic,Late bars especially if you’re lucky enough to get a window seat on one of the higher storeys. They tend to have a big screen for majorBruxelles B/C-2, Harry St, D2, MLuas St Stephen’s sporting occasions, so it’s not a bad place on match days.Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 5362. Next to the statue of They’ve got great unique beers on tap too, as well as somePhil Lynnot, this bar is unofficially split into three sections. basic pub food. Very mainstream, and maybe a little loud forUpstairs is a normal Dublin pub and downstairs is divided some tastes, but it is popular. QOpen 10:30 - 00:30, Wedby music - rock to the left, indie-rock to the right. In a nice 10:30 - 01:30, Thu 10:30 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 10:30 - 02:30.location just off Grafton Street, the pub inevitably attracts Food Served: Mon - Sun: 10:30 - 21:30 JKa varying clientelle from city workers to ageing bikers,regular dubs, indie kids and tourists. It’s a busy place, but Number 3 Fade Street B-2, Off Sth Great Georges St,keep an eye out for the snug little corner upstairs in the D2. Tis a rare thing when a Dublin bar opens with no properright, secluded from the (occasionally) maddening crowd. title: Other names being banded about include The Bar withOn those rare occasions when the weather’s nice, the No Name and Number 3. Even the entrance is low-key- aoutdoor seats are perfect for al fresco pints. A friendly, simple doorway with an occasional sign. The interior is likewarm bar with great music too. JE a classy speakeasy- domestic couches, tables and chairs, hardwood floors and lovely Georgian architecture create aHogans B-2, 35 George’s St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 fancy house party vibe. The music is a nice mix of soul and677 5904. Nestled on the corner of Fade Street (home accessible alternative and the crowd are uber-cool 20 andof the Hills-style reality show of the same name), this is 30-somethings. Be warned - it gets pretty packed on week-a fun, lively and loud spot to meet friends. With a mixed ends. QOpen 13:00 - 23:30, Thu, Sun 13:00 - 01:00, Fri, Satcrowed it’s generally laid-back and cool, without being 13:00 - 02:30. Brunch served Sat & Sun. JKtoo trendy. At weekends it’s very popular and when theground-floor bar fills, the crowd spills over into the base- Twisted Pepper B-2, 54 Middle Abbey St, D1, MLuasment for some funky tunes. This is a place for good fun Jervis St, tel. (+353)(0)1 873 4038, www.bodytonic.and good pints, and, with a late licence at the weekend com/thetwistedpepper/. Neighbour to the intimate, yetit’s definitely one of the better pubs in Dublin. Q Open super trendy Academy, Twisted Pepper is the perfect spot13:00 - 23:30, Thu, Sun 13:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 13:00 - for people who like their music in a laid back venue. The bar02:30. J often has emerging Irish acts lined up for your entertainmentdublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 21. 22 Nightlife Gay Bars Traditional Bars Blarney Inn C-2, 1-2 Nassau St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 Dragon B-2, South Great George’s St, D2, tel. 679 4388, www.blarneyinn.com. If Dublin’s nightlife (+353)(0)1 478 1590. This place has only become a hasn’t been up to expectations - ie, not enough céilís for gay bar in the last few years - becoming the sister bar to your liking - this is the perfect spot. Set in one of the city’s the nearby George - and is a big draw in the local scene. oldest buildings (dating back to 1837) the bar’s trad appeal Loud, boisterous and fabulous fun, The Dragon is an flows seamlessly from its exposed brick walls, Irish street unpretentious and lively place for singles, couples or signs and local pics, drinks and ephemera to the traditional groups. It’s also probably the most drag queen-friendly music and Irish dancers... you couldn’t pack more Irishness bar in Central Dublin. Expect anything... except a quiet into one spot. Shows are on Fri and Sat nights and a special drink! Q Mon - Sat 17:00 - 02:30, Sun 17:00 - 23:00 J pre-show dinner menu is also available (see Where to Eat). Book in advance to secure your spot and, even better, bag George B-2, 89 South Great Georges St, D2, tel. a bedroom in the adjoining Kildare Street budget hotel (+353)(0)1 478 2983, www.thegeorge.ie. As a gay (see Where to Stay). Q Mon - Thur 10:00 - 23:30, Fri - Sat bar it’s practically an institution, and indeed, a big draw 10:00 - 00:30, Sun 12:00 - 00:00. Food Served: Weekdays in the local scene with a lot more niche than, say, The 10:00 - 22:00, Weekends until 23:00. JEK Front Lounge. As a place for young guys to meet, we’ve heard a lot of endorsements, and on a Friday or Saturday Dav y Byrnes C-2, 21 Duke St, D2, MLuas St night you can hear the crowd and music from across the Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 5217, www. street. Its Sunday night bingo, hosted by TV personality davybyrnes.com. Opened in 1889 and just off Grafton St, Shirley Temple Bar, are almost legendary. If you’re lucky, this pub has been going strong ever since. It has a strong cross-dressing performance artist Veda will be perform- association with James Joyce who used to be a regular ing that night too. But the must-see is Veda’s drag show here and mentioned it in his seminal tomes Dubliners and on Wednesday nights which comprise of funny, compel- Ulysses. Every Bloomsday (16 June) tourists and locals ling and inventive lip-synching interpretations of all your flock here to sample the gorgonzola sandwich and glass favourite hits. You go girl. Q Mon - Tue 12:30 - 23:30, of burgundy. Look up to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Wed - Sat 12:30 - 02:30, Sun 12:30 - 01:30 Free Mon, stained glass-domed ceiling. The fixtures are pre-WW1 Tue, Thur, Fri, Wed €4 after 23:00 (€2 for students or and the food top notch. It gets particularly full on Fri, sunny lgbt association cardholders, Sat €10 after 23:00, Sun evenings and rugby weekends. Arrive early and grab a €8 after 23:00. YE seat outside to enjoy the sights of Dubliners passing by as you eat a tasty lunch or dinner and sink a cold drink. PantiBar B-2, 7-8 Capel St, D1, M Luas Four Q Mon - Thur 11:00 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30, Sun Courts, tel. (+353)(0)1 874 0710, www.pantibar. 11:00 - 23:00. Food Served: Mon - Thurs 12:00 - 21:00, Fri com. Once upon a time this was Gubu, but that was be- 12:00 - 17:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00, Sun 11:00 - 20:00. JK fore well-known Dublin drag queen Miss Panti took it over and renovated it. The makeover extended beyond a lick of Frank Ryan’s 5 Queen Street, Smithfield, D7, MLuas paint, and a stage now takes pride of place at the end of Smithfield, tel. (+353)(0)1 872 5204, www.frankry- the bar. PantiBar has firmly established itself in the local ans.com. Straddling the postcodes of D1 and D7, as well gay scene - competing strongly with The George, Dragon as Smithfield and the city centre, this great little bar also and The Front Lounge. Not surprisingly, it plays host to a somehow manages to sit comfortably as a traditional pub number of special nights, including drag performances, that attracts a relatively young (think 30-ish upwards) and karaoke, make and do and movie nights. The Panti show laid-back crowd. The great music that usually cranks up on Sat is a blast. A word of warning - though deservedly after 10pm helps, as does one of the best pints of Guinness popular, PantiBar might be a bit full-on for certain tastes. in Dublin. The dark corners lend an air of the old-school Q Open from 17:00. J tavern, as do the miscellaneous memorabilia hanging off the walls and ceiling, but the ambience remains bright and youthful. Friendly, atmospheric, cosy, welcoming, traditional and is full of very cool people. And just when we thought the and fun: Ryans is all of these things. But most of all it is a place couldn’t get any cooler they opened a café on Sat and genuine, down to earth, real Irish pub in the best possible Sun. The café opens 12:00 - 17:00 and there’s a small col- sense of the words. JEW lection of books for your entertainment and cool jazz on the radio. Q Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:00, Thur - Fri 16:00 - 02:30, Long Hall B-2, 51 George’s St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 Sat - Sun 12:00 02:30. JEW 475 1590. The red carpet is decidedly less opulent, we imagine, from when it first opened, but the Long Hall is a Workman’s Club B-2, 10 Wellington Quay, D2, tel. favourite for a diverse crowd. Students, ageing Dubliners (+353)(0)1 670 6692, www.theworkmansclub.com. and professionals all flock here for its traditional atmo- With its back turned nonchalantly to Temple Bar, the Work- sphere and good pints of Guinness. Some customers man’s Club, situated on the quays beside the Clarence Hotel, think it’s a little too old school (we wouldn’t mind if it was is the thinking person’s indie spot. It hosts live gigs from the air-conditioned, for example), but others believe that it’s loud and lively to the quietly acoustic, comedy shows, tast- endearingly old-fashioned. It can be a little stuffy, but the ings and indie DJ sets, spread out over several floors. The atmosphere is undeniable when it’s busy: a very Irish pub. ever-changing layout is a mystery, with new rooms appearing Q Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:30, Thur 13:00 - 23:30, Fri - - Sat out of nowhere every few months, but the average age of 13:00 - 00:30, Sun 15:00 - 23:00. J the crowd seems to rise with every set of stairs you climb. It gets crowded on weekends and seats are at a premium, O’Donoghue’s B-2, 15 Merrion Row, D2, MLuas St especially on the gloriously riotous first floor, but despite be- Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 660 7194, www. ing one of the city’s most alluring venues, its best feature is odonoghues.ie. This pub is famous for its music tradition. that you don’t have to be too cool for school to feel at home. It was here that the city’s sweethearts - The Dubliners got Q 17:00 - 02:30. J their start, and since then it has played host to many more Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 22. Nightlife 23 Chips with everything Fitzwilliam Card Club C-3, Clifton Hall, Lower Fitzwilliam St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 611 4677, www.fitzwilliamcardclub.com. It’s all gone Oceans Eleven at this large open-plan casino situated near salubrious Merrion Square. You may not bump into Pitt or Clooney, but you will find yourself in convivial and relaxed surroundings as you up the ante at one of several gaming tables. Novices and regulars can join in the nightly poker games. Check out their website to see what suits you best, and phone the poker desk in advance if you’re looking for a particular game. Poker Festivals, Leagues and competitions are also held in this large Georgian room overlooked by a distinctive staircase and secluded Balcony Room - itself avail- able for private parties. In Ireland, by law, you have to be a member to enter this casino which is designated a private members club. So don’t forget to bring valid photo ID to register and receive your free €10 bet. Although a casino and card club, you can also sit and Wine Bars enjoy a coffee and lunch without playing any of the Bagots Hutton B-2, 28 South William Street, D2, games. All poker tournaments are available for online MLuas St Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 534 3956, booking via the Club website at www.fitzwilliamcard- bagotshutton1829@gmail.com. Dublin lost a very fine club.com. Q 24hrs Free Membership. establishment in the 1980s when this, one of Ireland’s oldest wine bars which first opened in 1829, closed. So the city licked its lips and welcomed the news that duo Giovanni Viscardi andfamous Irish faces. It continues to host many spontane- Brian Deery were to reopen the revered establishment, andous trad sessions and everyone is welcome to join in the their venture does not disappoint. With more than thirty Oldsinging. It’s a low-key pub but the atmosphere is truly what World wines available by the glass or bottle they live up to themakes it. On Thur and Fri mingle with the well-heeled as reputation of the 300-year-old wine cellar. And the restoredthey unwind after their hectic weeks, but be warned, arrive original walls and archways introduce a tasteful new lookearly if you want to find a seat. It’s also a hotspot for sports successfully fusing classical and modern styles to create afans, particularly during the Six Nation’s rugby Tournament. lovely, authentic bar that is both intimate and atmospheric.O’Donoghue’s has everything you would expect from a The food is very good too, the European-influenced antipastitraditional Irish pub - the craic and the ceoil (the fun and dishes - bruschetta, Parma ham, charcuterie, salads andmusic). Q Mon - Thur 10:30 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30, caprese - perfectly complementing the wines and creatingSun 12:30 - 23:00. JE that special social aura associated with sharing good food and good wine in good company. Q Mon-Thur 11:00 - 23:30,Stag’s Head B-2, 1 Dame Court, D2, tel. (+353) Fri-Sat 11:00 - 01:30, Sun 15:00 - 23:00. €€. JKW(0)1 679 3687, www.louisfitzgerald.com/stagshead.Slightly hidden from its neighbouring Dame Street, The La Ruelle Joshua Lane, off Dawson Street, D2, MLuasStag’s Head, is a Dublin pub in the best sense. Attracting St Stephen’s Green, tel. (+353)(0)1 679 9544, www.a varied clientele from the young to the old, the locals and laruelle.ie. Whisking a date or group of friends down anthe tourists, and the mainstream to the offbeat. Spanning alleyway could be a risky business, but not at this moderna ground floor, first floor and basement, it is reassuringly yet cosy wine bar down Joshua Lane on Dawson Street. Itsunpretentious. One reason for the varied crowd is the fact perfecly secluded away from the outside world - somethingthat it sits only a few yards from mainstream pubs (like Ma- reflected in the interior, where the table spacing puts youdigans and 4 Dame Lane) and slightly offbeat ones (like the at ease before you dive into the superb wine list. With overGlobe), but most punters, we imagine, are attracted to its 80 wines, ports, sherries and champagnes from around thesimplicity. There’s live Irish music Thurs, Fri and Sat nights. world included, choosing may take some time, so it’s just asQ Mon - Thur 10:30 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30, Sun well the excellent range of cheeses and cured meats - not to12:30 - 23:00. Barfood Served Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00. mention the smoked Irish salmon - will keep the hungry gour-JEKW mand inside you happy. Q Thur - Sat 12:00 - 00:00. JKdublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 23. 24 What to see From giant needles to ancient manuscripts, there’s a Messiah. This strong singing tradition continues today with landmark and cultural hub at every turn. Museums and two sung services daily (except Sat) during school term - the tours bring the city’s story to life, statues provide handy only Cathedral to do so in Britain and Ireland. It’s a not-to-be meeting points and parks create quiet escape from the missed experience in a truly inspirational setting. throngs. With our comprehensive guide unfurled at the Saint Patrick’s, perhaps more than any other building in appropriate page, you’ll not set a foot wrong. And keep Ireland, embodies the history and heritage of Irish people an eye on Finding Your Way Around (p.7) to help you of all backgrounds from the earliest times to the present navigate your passage. day. Which is why each year over 300,000 visitors and pilgrims visit the cathedral and its Living Stones exhibition which celebrates its place in the life of the city, its history, Cathedrals and role in the future. Christ Church Cathedral B-2, Christchurch Place, Services: Mon-Fri: 09.00: Sung Matins (school term only), Lord Edward St, D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 8099, www. 11.05: Holy Eucharist (Wed and Thur), 17.30: Choral Even- cccdub.ie. Of Dublin’s two city centre cathedrals - both song, Sat: 11.05: Holy Eucharist, Sun: 08.30: Holy Eucharist, Church of Ireland - Christ Church is the oldest, with an early 11.15: Sung Eucharist/Matins, 15.15: Choral Evensong. manuscript dating it back to 1030. Founded on the former Q Mon-Fri 09:00 - 17:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00 (until 17:00 site of a Viking church, construction began under the orders Nov-Feb), Sun 09:00 - 10:30, 12:30 - 14:30, also March- of the wonderfully-named Viking King Sitric Silkenbeard. Oct 16:30 - 18:00. Adults €5.50, Students/Seniors €4.50, Along with St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church served Family (2+2) €15. Group rates also available. J as the seat for the city’s five Bishops and subsequent Archbishops, the second of which - Laurence O’Toole - be- came Dublin’s patron saint. O’Toole and Norman conqueror Historic Buildings Strongbow remodeled the cathedral in 1172. Dublin Castle B-2, off Dame St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 From the 12th Century Norman Conquest until Irish Inde- 645 8813, www.dublincastle.ie. Wrapped up in this me- pendence in 1922, Christ Church reflected its English rulers’ dieval stone fortification is the story of Dublin and its English fluctuation between the Catholic and Protestant faiths. colonial rule. As castles go, it’s not exactly an in-your-face In one pivotal period, King James restored Catholicism affair, but step inside to see magnificent rooms, elegant and attended Mass in 1689. A year later the protestant courtyards and a stylishly landscaped garden. The castle King William gave thanks for his Battle of the Boyne was once the site of a 930s Danish Viking Fortress, then a victory and presented Christ Church with a set of gold 12th Century Norman Fort. The newer, stronger Dublin Castle communion plates was created by King John and completed in 1230 as a city During the 16th and 17th Centuries, the cathedral was defence, Royal Treasury and administration of justice. The used as a market, meeting place and even a pub. Virtually courtyard featured defensive walls and four round towers, rebuilt in the 1870s, today it stands as a monument to the only one of which - the Record Tower - survives. The castle history and heritage of Ireland, and continues as a working acted as the English, then British, seat of Government until church with daily services, and renowned bell ringing during 1922 when it was ceremonially handed over to the newly- Sun service 10:00 & 14:30 and Fri practice 19:00 - 21:00. formed Provisional Government and its leader Michael Col- Its many treasures and curiosities include Strongbow’s lins. Coats of arms of royal chief representatives still adorn tomb, the large medieval crypt with its mummified cat the Chapel Royal’s carved oak galleries and stained glass and rat, and Dublin’s own leaning wall. There is also a windows - harking back to a time when Anglo-Irish pomp cafe in the 12th Century crypt. The cathedral is linked and extravagance continued undiminished, even through by a stone bridge to the former Synod House which now the Great Famine. Much of the medieval castle burnt down houses the Dublinia & The Viking World museum. in the Great Fire of 1684, and the rebuilt structure attained Q Mon-Sat: April, May, Sept, Oct. 09:30 - 18:00, June-Aug a Georgian style. Many rooms you see today, including the 09:30 - 19:00, Nov - March 09:30 - 17:00 (last entry 45mins magnificent State Apartments, hark back to this period. To- before closing). Sun: June-Aug 12:30 - 14.:30, 16:30 - day’s Castle hosts state visits, conferences and Presidential 18:00, Sept-May 12:30 - 14:30. Adults €6, Conc. €4/3, inaugurations. Complete your tour at the gift shop and Vaults U16 €2. Family, Group and Dublinia discounts available. J Bistro. Q Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 16.45, Sun and Bank Holidays: 12.00 - 16.45. €4.50/3.50, U13 €2, U7 free. JK Saint Patrick’s Cathedral B-2/3, Saint Patrick’s Close, off Patrick St, D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 475 4817, www.stpatrickscathedral.ie. Over 800 years old, Ire- land’s largest church and the island’s National Cathedral was founded beside a sacred well where Saint Patrick is said to have baptised pagans and converted them to Christianity around 450A.D. A small wooden church was built to commemorate this visit and a cathedral building erected between 1200 and 1270 - a feat begun by the first Anglo-Norman bishop, John Comyn. Through years of erosion and persecution, the Church of Ireland building fell into disrepair but was restored by the Guinness family between 1860 and 1900. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s T ravels, was Dean from 1713-1745 and is buried near the entrance. A selection of Swift artefacts can be found in the Cathedral including his epitaph, death mask, writings and a parchment awarding him the Freedom of the City of Dublin. One of the Cathedral’s most significant events was in 1742 when a combined choir with neighbouring Christ Church Cathedral gave the first public performance of Handel’s Dublin Castle’s tranquil garden Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
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  • 25. 26 What to see Dublin City Hall B-2, Dame St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 222 The History of the GPO 2204, www.dublincity.ie/dublincityhall. Perched at the top of Parliament St, this grand Georgian building, designed by General renowned architect Thomas Cooley, was originally the Royal Post Off ice Exchange and became the centre of municipal government B-2, O’Connell in 1852. City Hall has one of the best views in Dublin and its Street, D1 , atmospheric vaults house multimedia self-guided exhibition - M L U A S The Story of the Capital. Study medieval manuscripts, archive Middle Ab - newsreel footage and precious artefacts, then spend time in bey St., www. the small café and shop to round off your visit. Free guided tours anpost.ie. Lo- are by prior arrangement, and audio guides and leaflets are cated halfway available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, English and Irish. along O’Connell QMon-Sat 10:00 - 17:15. Last admission 1hr before closing. Street, beside Exhibition: Adult €4, conc. €2, child €1.50, 2+4 €10. JK the Spire, this iconic Georgian building opened in Jan 1818 and is the HQ for Ireland’s postal service. Perched at the Kilmainham Gaol Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, D8, tel. top are three statues: Mercury, Fidelity and Hibernia (Latin (+353)(0)1 453 5984, www.heritageireland.com. Ireland’s for the island of Ireland). most famous prison was built in 1792 and is one of Europe’s larg- Less than 100 years after its opening, the GPO was to est unoccupied gaols. Now a museum, the jail - with its imposing play an important role during the Easter Rising of 1916 Victorian wing and bleak, confined cells - is synonymous with the when it became the headquarters for the leaders of the Irish fight for Independence. Its prison yard was where the leaders uprising. The building was extensively damaged during of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed by a British Army firing the fighting but the facade was largely unscathed and the squad, and its last prisoner was Éamon de Valera, first President GPO was rebuilt and reopened as a post office in 1929. of the Free State the Republic of Ireland. After De Valera’s release Inside, a bronze sculpture of the legendary Irish warrior in 1924 Kilmainham Gaol was shut down, then restored in the Cuchulainn is dedicated to those who died in the Easter ’60s. Commemorative plaques, original graffiti and prisoner art Rising (also see History p.10). combine to create a unique and absorbing perspective on Irish The building continues to operate as a post office and social and political history. Several movies have been filmed here, also houses an interesting museum whose Letters, including Michael Collins, In The Name of the Father and, Lives & Liberty exhibition tells the fascinating and perhaps less conspicuously, The Italian Job. One hour tours run historic story of Ireland’s postal service. An original copy every 30mins and include an audio visual presentation. QApril- of the Proclamation of Independence is also on display. Sept. daily 09:30 - 18:00. Oct-March: Mon-Sat 09:30 - 17:30, QMuseum: Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Sun 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission 1hr before closing). Adult €6, Museum €2. J Senior Citizen/Group €4, Child/Student €2, Family €14. Bus 79, 79A, 78A & 51B from Aston Quay, D2. Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 26. What to see 27Leinster House C-2, 2 Kildare St, D2, MLuas St Ste-phen’s Green, tel. (+353) (0)1 618 3271, www.oireach-tas.ie. The seat of Irish National Parliament, incorporatingDáil Éireann (The House of Representatives) and SeanadÉireann (The Senate) was designed by German architect,Richard Cassell, and is believed to have inspired the designof the US White House. It was originally known as ’KildareHouse’ after the Earl of Kildare, who commissioned it to bebuilt from 1745 to 1747, and was claimed for parliamentaryuse in 1924 following the creation of the Irish Free State. It in-spired surrounding streets of wonderful Georgian architecturethat make up Georgian Dublin, and the first balloon ascent inIreland took off from Leinster Lawn in 1783.Free tours are provided by the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament,pronounced Ear-Ock-Tiss) ushers. Irish citizens can besponsored by a TD or Senator, and everyone can join a walk-in tour. Special public events also take place across the yearincluding Sept’s Culture Night and Oct’s Open House Dublin.For all tour days and times contact the Events Desk at event.desk@oireachtas.ie JLandmarks & Monuments James Joyce admires The SpireHa’penny Bridge B-2, Bachelors Walk, Wellington cast-iron bridges in the world, and its location at the gatewayQuay, MLuas Jervis. No trip to Dublin is complete without to Temple Bar virtually guarantees at least one traverse forthe obligatory photo opportunity against the backdrop of any camera-happy traveller. Jthis famous walkway. Built as the Wellington Bridge in 1816by William Walsh, it was the first between Capel Street and Molly Malone statue C-2, Graf ton St, D2. TheO’Connell Bridges, and the Liffey’s only pedestrian crossing city’s most famous lady is immortalised in the epony-until the Millennium Bridge opened in 2000. For 100 years, mous song telling the story of a humble fishmonger whopedestrians were charged a halfpenny toll to cross its 43m, wheeled her wheelbarrow through the streets broad andhence the enduring nickname. Its familiar arched silhouette narrow (and so forth). Whether or not her trade directlyalso suggests the coin-related moniker. The bridge was involved the delivery of seafood is up for debate... butclosed in 2001 for major repair and reopened 2003 with its locals refer to her as the Tart with the Cart. You be theoriginal paint colour restored. Today it is one of the oldest judge.Jdublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 27. 28 What to see Spire of Dublin B/C-2, O’Connell St, D1, www.spire- ofdublin.com. MLuas Abbey St. Piercing Dublin’s skyline Trinity College Dublin is this unmissable silver shard of stainless steel standing proudly on a bronze base symbolising Ireland’s past. Ris- C-2, College Green, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 896 1000, ing 120m, the hollow structure is almost twice as high as www.tcd.ie. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth, Liberty Hall, Dublin’s original seven storey ’skyscraper’. Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and Its 3m-wide base tapers to a 15cm point, the last 12m of undoubtedly its most renowned. Former alumni include which provide an illuminated beacon for the city’s night sky. writers Oliver Goldsmith, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Completed on 21 Jan 2003, the construction is designed Samuel Beckett, as well as past Presidents of Ireland to safely sway up to 1.5m in high winds, and 12,000 tiny Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese. Spreading across holes allow light to pass through, enhancing its daylight 47acres, its cobbled quads attract over 500,000 visitors impact. Officially called the Monument of Light, early name a year. The College’s main architectural features are the suggestions included The Sword of Light, Dublin Gleams 19th Century Campanile leading into Parliament Square, and Brian Boru. However, as befits an enduring trend to the multi-denominational Chapel with its 19th Century rechristen local landmarks, Dubliners have dubbed it the painted window and the Old Library’s awe-inspiring Long Stiletto in the Ghetto, the Nail in the Pale and several Room and iconic Book of Kells. Tours available. other names we daren’t print. Situated outside the GPO, the Spire replaces Nelson’s Pillar which was destroyed by Book Of Kells Written around the year 800 AD by an IRA explosion in 1966.J Columban monks, this highly decorative vellum copy of the four gospels in a Latin text is regarded as the finest surviving example of Irish Celtic art. Richly illustrated Museums & Galleries with many-hued letters and pictorials incorporating Chester Beatty Library B-2, Dublin Castle, off Dame animals, humans and Biblical scenes, this exquisite St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 407 0750, www.cbl.ie. This manuscript reveals a seemingly inexhaustible wealth award-winning library and art museum is housed in the of supremely detailed ornamentation upon each close 18th Century Clock Tower Building and adjoining modern inspection. The Book’s name comes from the Abbey of purpose-built gallery. It contains the personal collection of Kells in Kells, Co. Meath where it was reputed to have Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, a wealthy American miner who, been (at least partly) written, though its exact origins on his death in 1968, bequeathed his unique collection remain unclear to this day. The Book remained there until to the Irish public - on condition that it bear his name. Its the 1650s when it was moved to Dublin for safekeep- rare treasures of ancient and religious manuscripts and ing and presented to Trinity’s Library in 1661. Over the art represent the world’s great cultures from Asia and centuries it has endured damage, part-theft and various the Middle East to North Africa and Europe. Beautifully attempts at rebinding - good and bad. Originally a single illustrated Korans, rich Egyptian papyrus and colourful volume, for conservation reasons it has been rebound Chinese dragon robes are among the many fascinating into four volumes, two of which are normally on display items on display. The Silk Road Café reflects the global showing examples of script and illustration. Visits are theme with food from exotic destinations such as Af- self guided, with displays telling the history of the Book ghanistan, Morocco and Palestine, and the gift shop sells of Kells and other historic manuscripts, and reservations Fair Trade products. Sir Alfred was made Ireland’s first are not taken. Q Mon-Sat 09:30 - 17:00. Sun 09:30 - honorary citizen in 1957 and would doubtless approve of 16:30 (May-Sept), 12:00 - 16:30 (Oct-April). Adult €9, his legacy’s final resting place. Tours are themed, so plan conc. €8, 2+4 €18, U12 Free. Group and family rates in advance. Q May-Sept: Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Oct-April available. Tues-Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Year-round: Sat 11:00 - 17:00, Sun 13:00 - 17:00. Free. JK Long Room Around 200,000 antiquarian tomes adorn the double-storey open shelves in this stunning 65m long Dublinia B-2, St Michael’s Hill, Christchurch, Lord space. Built between 1712-63, and featuring a stunning Edward St, D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 679 4611, www.dub- 12.6m high timber barrel vaulted ceiling, the room also linia.ie. Located at the historic crossroads of Dublin, this contains rows of marble busts - including one of writer top visior attraction tells the story of the city with three and Dean Jonathan Swift - and Ireland’s oldest harp, the exciting exhibitions. Viking Dublin and Medieval Dublin re- c.15th Century Brian Boru. Named after the high king of create the city through life-size reconstructions including a Ireland who died in 1014, the harp is a symbol of Ireland. Viking house and a medieval fair, while Death and Disease Also on display is one of only a few remaining copies of of medieval times are also investigated. Finally unearth the the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Changing city’s past at the interactive History Hunters exhibition, exhibitions add to the Long Room’s creative charm and visit an excavation site and see medieval bugs under the visitor appeal. Q The Book of Kells admission also microscope in the Lab. See Dublin from a new perspective covers The Long Room. J and come away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages. QOpen daily 09:30 - 17:00. Adults €7.50, conc. €6.50, Children €5, 2+2 €23. Combination tickets with Christ magnificent horror of Bram Stoker’s Dracula to the Church Cathedral available. JK imaginative allegory that is Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. A section is also devoted to children’s literature, Dublin Writers Museum D-4, 18 Parnell Square, and portraits and sculptures bring each writer into focus. D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 872 2077, www.writersmuseum. It is the only city museum to offer a multi-lingual digital com. This restored Georgian mansion provides a suit- audio guide. A coffee shop, crafts and bookshop continue ably salubrous setting in which to celebrate 300 years to capture the creative mood and keep your cultural juices of Ireland’s outstanding literary legacy. As befits a nation flowing. QMon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 11:00 - 17:00. (last synonymous with award-winning scribes, the museum admission 45mins before closing). Adults €7.50, conc. provides an ornate backdrop for prose, poetry, plays and €6.30, Child €4.70, Family (2+3) €18. Combined tickets personal possessions from the likes of Wilde, Beckett, available with the James Joyce Museum and The Shaw Joyce and Yeats. All genres are represented from the Birthplace. JK Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
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  • 29. 30 What to see National Museum of Ireland Archaeology C-3, Kildare St, D2. This late 19th including species that are extinct, rare or endangered. Century building has an 18m high entrance with classi- The insect collection is the most extensive and accounts cal columns of Irish marble, and a hall that opens onto a for approximately half of all specimens. It is a wonderful great central court. Around this are exhibition rooms and place to spend an afternoon. J a gallery where over 2million objects unearth Irish history from the prehistoric to late medieval periods. Highlights All Museums tel. (+353)(0)1 677 7444, www. include Iron Age bog bodies, Ancient Egypt and Viking ar- museum.ie. Open 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 14:00 - 17:00. tefacts and one of Western Europe’s largest collections of Closed Mon. Free. prehistoric goldwork. Seek out the Tara Brooch (c.700AD) and Ardagh Chalice (c.800-900AD), two of Ireland’s most Asgard at the Na- ornate and significant national treasures. J tional Museum, Collins Barracks Decorative Arts & History A-2, Collins Barracks, As an island nation, Benburb St, D7. MLuas Museum. Get a true feeling of s h i ps h ave al ways history at this former barracks which housed troops for played an important over three centuries. When handed over to the Free State part in our history, and Army in 1922, they were renamed Collins Barracks after now one of the most Michael Collins, the Army’s first commander-in-chief. The iconic items in recent uniform he was wearing when shot is on display, alongside Irish history, the Asgard, forms the central piece of a exhibitions on Irish military and civilians in wartime, and great new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland a major documentation of the Easter Rising and Irish Civil at Collins Barracks. From the ship’s construction in 1905 War. On the decorative arts side, the museum also show- by Norwegian naval architect Colin Archer, to its pivotal cases some of Ireland’s finest designs - including clothing, role in the infamous 1914 Howth gun running and her jewellery, furniture, glassware, ceramics, glassware and later use as Ireland’s first national sail-training vessel, silver. Artefacts of international origin are also on display, the yacht has had a colourful history, and its story can most notably The Fonthill Vase, a Chinese porcelain vase now be enjoyed in a fitting setting. From 2007 to 2011 presented in 1338 by the Chinese Emperor to Pope Bene- a major conservation programme was undertaken to dict XII. Find the museum on the red Luas line or avail of conserve the ship and save as much original material the free car parking on site. JLK as possible while also retaining the structural integrity of the vessel. Now, it’s ready to be seen in all its glory, Natural History C-2/3, Merrion Square, D2. Opened its story intertwined with those from other exhibitions in 1857, two years before Darwin’s The Origin of the Spe- on show - ’The Easter Rising: Understanding 1916’ and cies was first published, this purpose-built museum is the ’Soldiers and Chiefs: Irish Soldiers at Home and Abroad oldest in Ireland. Famous for its Victorian cabinet style, the Since 1500’. Open to the public from Aug 9, this perma- museum has over 2m specimens of which approximately nent exhibition is free. For more info tel: (+353)(0)1 10,000 animals are on display. These not only cover 677 7444 or go to www.museum.ie/en/exhibition/ animals native to Ireland but also the rest of the world asgard.aspx Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum Off B-1, Finglas Hugh Lane Gallery B-2, Charlemont House, Parnell Sq Rd, Glasnevin, D11, tel. (+353)(0)1 882 6550, www. Nth, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 222 5550, www.hughlane.ie. glasnevintrust.ie. Ireland’s National Cemetery opened Founded in 1908, and regarded as the world’s first known public in 1832 and is the final resting place for many modern gallery of modern art, this important collection is housed in a Irish heroes, including statesmen Michael Collins, Daniel striking 18th Century house and named after its art connois- O’Connell and Eamon DeValera, and writers Jonathan Swift seur founder. The collection encompasses over 2000 pieces and Brendan Behan. At 124 acres, it is the largest cemetery from artists such as Manet, Monet, Degas and Renoir, and in Ireland and also has the country’s tallest round tower Irish artists including Jack B. Yeats and John Lavery. Uniquely, a which marks O’Connell’s tomb. The high walls and watch- reconstruction with original contents of Francis Bacon’s Reece towers were built to keep out bodysnatchers operating in Mews Studio is also on display. Visitors can lose themselves, the 18th and early 19th century. Walking tours (90mins) figuratively speaking, in the Bookshop and Café. QTue-Thur are a great way to explore this fascinating space which 10:00 - 18:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 11:00 - 17:00. Closed is still in use today. The modern three-storey Glasnevin Mon. Free to the permanent collection. JK Museum was built as part of the preparations for the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and houses James Joyce Centre B-1, 35 North Great Georges St, details of the famous people buried at Ireland’s necropolis. D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 878 8547, www.jamesjoyce.ie. Built in Follow the digital timeline that charts the history and draws 1784 for the Earl of Kenmare, the original plasterwork of this fine connections between the cemetery’s most interesting Georgian townhouse was restored using photographs taken inhabitants. Then descend to the basement’s City of the by Joyce’s friend, Constantine Curran. Prof. Denis J. Maginni Dead and discover how different religions commemorate ran a Dance Academy from the house and was immortalised and celebrate their deceased. The museum also has a by Joyce as a character in Ulysses. The Centre was founded Café, shop and genealogical research facility. QMuseum: by Senator David Norris and members of the Monaghan fam- Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat & Sun 11:00 - 18:00. Daily tours: ily, descendents of Joyce’s sister May. There is an exhibition March-Oct 11:30, 13:00 (July & Aug), 14:30, Oct-March and archive, and visitors are welcome to peruse the library’s 14:30. Museum or Tour €6/5. Combined ticket €10/9, reference material and translations of Joyce’s works. Themed 2+2 €25. MP3 Self Guided Tour €10. General entry free. Walking Tours (€10/8) every Sat. QMon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Bus Routes 40a and 40d from Parnell St and 140 from Sun 12:00 - 17:00. Last admission 16:30. Adults €5, Students/ O’Connell St. KL Seniors €4. Tours and group rates available. 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  • 30. What to see 31Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum C-2,Custom House Quay, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 473 0111,www.jeaniejohnston.ie. See how Irish emigrants lived,and perished, aboard this replica 19th Century FamineShip. The original sailed from Tralee, Co. Cork to NorthAmerica from 1847-1855, taking locals on a perilous 3000mile journey from the suffering of the Great Famine to thepromise of the New World. Tours recall this pivotal chapter inIreland’s history which saw millions leave these shores, mostnever to return. QTours daily. Adult €8.50, conc. €7.50, 2+2€20. JNational Gallery of Ireland C-2, Merrion SquareWest & Clare St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 661 5133,www.nationalgallery.ie. Paintings, sculptures and ob-jets d’art are housed in this 19th Century building whosefaçade replicates that of the National History Museumand new Millennium Wing creates a striking contempo-rar y edge. The Galler y houses the national collectionof Irish ar t and work by European Masters includingGainsborough, Goya and Picasso. At the benefactor’sstipulation to preser ve the masterpieces, the Turnercollection goes on display every January. Jack B. Yeats,the great 20th Century Irish ar tist and brother of poetWiliam B. Yeats, heads up the indigenous collection, andchanging exhibitions keep culture lovers coming back formore. QMon-Sat 09:30 - 17:30, Thur 09:30 - 20:30, Sun12:00 - 17:30. Free. Donations welcome. JK Follow Dublin In Your Pocket on and The 1914 Howth gun-running vessel conserveddublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 31. 32 What to see Visit Ireland Travel B/C-2, Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 605 7702. These much-lauded, award- winning tours allow you to explore every picturesque corner of Ireland in an extremely enjoyable, informative and stress-free way. All tours depart from central Dublin each morning, leaving you back in time for dinner, relax- ation and maybe a Guinness or two. Choose from one to 10 day tours covering everywhere from the world-famous Giant’s Causeway and Belfast city in the north, the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands in the west and the Ring of Kerry in the south. Many other options are available, so call in and chat to Paddy and the team at their Dublin Tourist Office desk, or give them a call to book your National Botanic Gardens next magnificent journey. Q Mon-Sat 09:00 - 17:30, Sun 10:30 - 15:00. National Wax Museum - PLUS B-2, Foster Place, off College Green, Temple Bar, D2, tel. (+353) (0)1 671 8373, www.waxmuseumplus.ie. Housed in the historic landmark Armoury Building, your visit begins with a trip Parks & Gardens through Irish history with figures from Ireland’s literary world, Dublin Zoo A-1, Phoenix Park, D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 474 Irish legends and political figures. Sports and showbiz fans 8900, www.dublinzoo.ie. Only 3km from the City Centre can have their photos taken with local heroes U2, Phil Lynott in the vast Phoenix Park, the zoo’s 30 acres take you on a and George Best, among many other VIPs. The atmospheric voyage of discovery from the fringes of the Arctic to the Plains vaults are the ideal location for The Chamber of Horrors - of Africa via Indian Rainforest. Today’s zoo has transformed not for the fainthearted. Kids can experience the mystery from a menagerie that mirrored its Victorian heritage of of Gulliver’s Travels, The Magical Tunnel of four worlds and animals displayed as curiosities, to a place where the joy puppet shows. Get interactive in the Science and Discovery of learning about wildlife and conservation is at the heart Zone that celebrates Irish inventions and inventors. And, of everything. It is recognised as one of the most modern if you dream of having your own waxwork one day, make a in Europe - and is increasingly an integral part of European start in the Wax Factor video studio where you can make Zoo breeding programmes. Crucially, though, it’s a great day videos to upload on-line. Q 10:00 - 19:00. Adults €12, Over out for all the family. Lions and tigers, gorillas, chimpanzees 3yrs €8, Students €10, Seniors €9, Family (2+2) €35. JK and orangutans, rare monkeys, rhinos, hippos, giraffes and Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 32. What to see 33 for upcoming talent, you could well come away with your very own treasure. All artists are listed alphabetically on www. merrionsquareart.com. National Botanic Gardens off B-1, Botanic Rd, Glasnevin, D9, tel. (+353)(0)1 804 0300, www.botan- icgardens.ie. Almost 20 hectares of beautifuly landscaped gardens create a colourful kaleidoscope of indigenous and international plants at this, Ireland’s horticultural hub. Founded in 1795, the Gardens are 3.5km north-west of Dublin and make a great daytrip, particularly if teamed with a trip to neighbouring Glasnevin Cemetery. Whether a floral aficionado or not, just walking around the grounds brings tranquillity to the soul. Glasshouses, statues and garden features, along with thousands of beautiful plants, reveal a different vista at every turn. Tours are available - with times posted in the Visitors Centre which also has a display, restaurant and head of a Giant Irish Deer. QMon-Fri 09:00 - 17:00, Sat & Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Group tours €2, free Sun 12:00 and 14:30. Car Park €2. LK Phoenix Park A-2, Parkgate St, D7, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 0095, www.phoenixpark.ie. Just north of the River Liffey from Heuston Station is Europe’s largest enclosed urban park and twice the size of New York’s Central Park. Its sprawling 712 hectares are dotted with ornamental gardens, monuments, a cricket pitch, football pitches, polo club and nature trails. Dublin Zoo is here, and the animal quota is further enhanced with grazing livestock, and a herd of wild Fallow deer. The large white Papal Cross marks the spot where over one million people came to see Pope John Paul II celebrate mass in 1979. At 62m high, the Welling- ton Monument in the south-east of the park is Europe’s largest obelisk. Formerly in the Guinness family, the 78 acre Farmleigh estate is home to the beautifully restoredmany more exotic and endangered species can all be seen. Farmleigh House, tel. (+353)(0)1 815 5900, whereAnd there’s also beautiful baby Asian elephant, Asha - the visiting VIPs overnight, important government meetings arefirst of her species born on Irish soil. As well as the multitudeof animals, children will love the pets corner, city farm andthe safari train ride around the African Plains. Gift shops, aCafé and several picnic areas ensure sustenance, souvenirsand snack stops are available at every turn. QOpen daily09:30 - 18:00. Last admittance strictly 1hr before closing.Adult €15.50, conc. €12.50, U16 €11, U3 Free. Family ratesavailable.Garden of Remembrance D-4, Parnell Square, D1. Justoff O’Connell Street is this small and peaceful park where asculpture of Irish legend the Children of Lir - turned into swansby a jealous stepmother - overlooks a crucifix-shaped mosaicpond. Opened in 1966 on the 50th anniversary of the EasterRising, the park is dedicated to those who died in the pursuitof Irish freedom. As the name suggests, this is a tranquil placewhere you can reflect on life and take a welcome break fromthe noise and bustle of the city.Merrion Square C-2/3, D2. In a city renowned for itsGeorgian architecture, this has to be the era’s showpiecesquare - and certainly the city’s largest. It is framed on threesides by beautiful Georgian houses, and on the fourth bythe Natural History Museum, National Art Gallery and thegarden of Leinster House, the Irish Parliament. Once inside,look for the statue of Oscar Wilde who lived at No. 1 MerrionSquare. Other famous residents included WB Yeats, whoresided at No. 82, and 19th Century MP and champion ofCatholic Emancipation Daniel O’Connell. Around its perimeteryou’ll see those famous multi-hued Georgian doors, many ofwhich bear plaques commemorating well-known residents.On Sun from 10:00 - 18:30, the park railings become an artgallery with all paintings available for sale. If you have an eye Garden of Remembrancedublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 33. 34 What to see Old Jameson Distillery B-2, Bow St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, tel. (+353)(0)1 807 2355, book online at www.tours.jamesonwhis- key.com. MLUASSmithfield. Walk across the see-through floor - beneath which lie original stone foundations - and enter the evocative world of John Jameson, a Scottish migrant who began making whiskey here in 1780. When a blight destroyed French vineyards in 1858, drinkers turned to whiskey and Jameson reaped the financial rewards. Towards the end of the 19th Century, the distillery was producing 10% of Ireland’s incredible 90% domination of the international whiskey market. The onset of US Prohibition and Irish Independence, however, ended Jameson’s stronghold in the American and Bri tish Empire markets. In 1966 Ireland’s four remaining distilleries, including Jameson’s, united to form Irish Distillers (itself bought over by Pernod Ricard in 1988). Less than a decade later, Jameson opened a modern distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork and retained Dublin’s site for vatting. Today Jameson remains a local legend and is the world’s bestselling Irish whiskey. its exposed brick, glistening chandelier and Jameson family portraits. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch, dessert or As with all Irish whiskeys, Jameson is triple distilled, dinner- some brandishing that Jameson flavour - or giving it a distinctly smooth flavour. Blends of varying try an authentic Irish coffee or sophisticated whiskey ages of maturation are produced by the company whose cocktail at JJ’s Bar. bottles bear the Jameson family motto “Sine Metu” or “Without Fear”. At this atmosphere-steeped visitor And for a truly unique souvenir, treat yourself or a super centre, tour guides take small groups of visitors through special mate to a personalised bottle of Jameson Dis- the interactive whiskey-making process. tillery Reserve (12 Year Old) which can only be bought at the exclusive Jameson gif t shop. Discover how the finely-honed skills of malting, ferment- ing, distilling and maturation transform water, barley The distillery is right beside the Smithfield red Luas and yeast into this famous drink - minus the Angel’s Line stop making it very easy to reach. Q Mon-Sat Share... Enormous copper stills, original shoes worn by 09:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Last tour 17:15. the distillers, and Smithy, the distillery’s famous mouse- Adult €13, Conc. €9.60, Children €7.70 Family (2+3) munching cat, are all part of this eclectic tour experi- €29. Book online for 10% discount. ence. At the end, everyone receives a complimentary Jameson - straight or mixed to your preference - and Irish Nights at the Old Jameson Distillery volunteers get the chance to earn a coveted whiskey The popular Irish Shindig Nights return to the Old Jameson tasting certificate. Distillery from April-October. A celebration of all things Irish, the Nights include a tour of the distillery, exceptional live The Mezzanine level 3rd Still Restaurant - named after entertainment and a four course meal made using fresh the whiskey’s famous triple maturation process - over- Irish ingredients... and all, of course, accompanied by the looks the bijou yet effortlessly glamorous entrance with finest Irish whiskey. The Irish Shindig Nights begin with a guided tour of the Distillery followed by fresh local cuisine with notable whis- key elements. How about Jameson infused Irish Smoked Salmon for starters and marinated Wexford strawberries on fluffy Pavlova with Jameson Chantilly cream for dessert? And your choice of mains is between Irish chicken fillet stuffed with sage and Irish white pudding stuffing or flash seared fillet of Kilmore Quay cod with lemon caper butter. After dinner, celebrated musicians the Jameson Players perform their mix of traditional and contemporary Irish music, while the Claddagh Dancers bring an exhilarating energy to the performance. Be warned audience participa- tion is encouraged! The Shindig nights take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, from 19:00 - 23:00. Price, including tour, Jameson drink, four course meal and live entertainment, is €60 per person. Book online on www.tours.jameson- whiskey.com for a 20% discount! Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 34. What to see 35held and the public can enjoy tours, events and occasional call it. Muhammad Ali fought here, and U2, Robbie Williamsfood markets. Across the road from the US Ambassador’s and Take That have performed in front of thousands. CrokeResidence is perhaps the park’s most significant building has conference facilities, a GAA Museum showcasing the his-Áras an Uachtaráin, tel. (+353)(0)1 617 1000, official resi- tory of the sport and stadium, and regular daily stadium toursdence of the President of Ireland. Free guided tours are held (except match days). And its new 2hr Etiha Skyline Tour takesevery Sat on a first come, first served basis and tickets are you 17 storeys up and 0.6km along five viewing platformsavailable at the Park’s Visitor Centre. QVisitor Centre open for unrivalled Croker and city vistas. The stadium is a 20mindaily 09:30 - 17:30. Follow sign from the Phoenix Monument. north-east walk from O’Connell Street.QSept-May: Mon-Sat 09:30 - 17:00, Sun 11:30 - 17:00, June-Aug: Mon-Sat 09:30St. Stephen’s Green B/C-3, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 475 - 18:00, Sun 10:30 - 17:00. Museum & Stadium Tour: €12,7816, www.heritageireland.ie. MLuas St. Stephen’s U12 €8, conc. €9, (2+2) €32, U5 free. Skyline Tour 25/15.Green. At the top of Grafton Street is undoubtedly one of Dub- Museum only, match day and group rates also available.Klin’s top attractions and arguably Ireland’s most prominentVictorian park. Once the domain of the city’s well-to-do, this22acre park was opened to the public and re-designed in the Tourslate 19th Century, with help from the Guinness family. Enter City Sightseeing Tours B-2, Desk 1, Dublin Tourismthe Grafton Street end through the Fusilier’s Arch or “Traitors Centre, Suffolk St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 605 7705, www.Gate” which commemorates the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who irishcitytours.com. These hop-on hop-off 90min tours havedied during the Second Boer War. Other memorials of note local guides providing entertaining commentary on their twoinclude a Wolfe Tone statue and Famine sculpture (known by routes. The 24hr ticket and 25 stops ensures you see mostsome as ’Tonehenge’ on account of their stark stone design), sights without having to stretch your legs. Q09:15 - 18:00James Joyce bust, and the Yeats Garden with Henry Moore (summer), 09:30 - 16:30 (winter) every 8-15mins from 14sculpture. Children love feeding the ducks in the large lake Upr. O’Connell St. Adult €18/16, 2 x U14 free. with eachwhich is crossed by Dublin’s ’other’ O’Connell Bridge. paying adult.War Memorial Gardens South Circular Rd, Island- Liffey River Cruises B-2, The Boardwalk, Bachelorsbridge, D8, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 0236, www.heritageire- Walk, D1, MLUAS Middle Abbey St., tel. (+353)(0)1 473land.ie. The names of the 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in 0000, www.liffeyrivercruises.com. These 45min toursWWl are recorded in eight volumes housed in the granite cruise daily along the River Liffey from March-Nov. Custom-Bookrooms of these graceful 20 acre gardens. Situated near built and wheelchair accessible The Spirit of DocklandsPhoenix Park’s landmark obelisk, the Gardens were designed boat departs from Bachelors Walk and takes a guided journeyby Sir Edwin Lutyens (who also designed London’s Cenotaph) through the history of Dublin from the invasion of the Vikingsand laid out by an equal contingent of ex-British Army and over 1000 years ago to the development of the city’s thrivingIrish National Army servicemen. The Sunken Rose Garden, docklands area. QTours daily. Adults €14, Conc. €12, U18Irish granite War Stone, Cross of Sacrifice, and lily ponds €10, 4-15 €8, U4 free. Jand fountains fed from the nearby Liffey lend gravitas to theelegant surroundings. After decades of war, abandonment and Viking Splash Tours C-3, dep. Stephen’s Green North,erosion the Gardens were brought back to their former glory tel. (+353)(0)1 707 6000, www.vikingsplash.com.and - for the first time in their history - “officially” opened on 1 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has nothing on this beast whichJuly 2006 - the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. has been roaming Dublin’s streets and seas for around aThe dedication was presided over by former Irish President decade. Sporting a Viking Helmet in homage to the city’sMary McAleese and attended by diginitaries from both sides Scandinavian origins, and roaring at passers by like a pillagerof the border, representing both communities. Guided Tours possessed, tourists take in land-based sights such as St.and viewings of the Bookrooms can be arranged in advance. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College,Q Mon - Fri 08:00, Sat & Sun 10:00. Closed according to Leinster House and Merrion Square before dipping into thedaylight hours. Free. L water at the renovated Docklands. The tours take place in reconditioned amphibious WWII vehicles called “Dukws”Sports Stadiums which also took part in the D-Day landings at Normandy. Each tour lasts around 75mins (55mins on land and 20minsAviva Stadium F-1, Lansdowne Rd, Ballsbridge, D4, in Grand Canal Harbour). Tours dep. Stephen’s Green North,MCharlemont, tel. (+353)(0)1 238 2300, www.aviv- near Grafton St.. Look for the Viking Splash Tours bus stopastadium.ie. Dublin’s latest sporting colossus replaced just behind the taxi rank and water fountain. Q Tours daily.Lansdowne Road - the original home of Irish international Adult €20, Student/Senior €18, 3-12 €10, 2+3 €60. Childrenrugby and football. The undulating arena holds 50,000 U3 can travel but must alight during water section of thespectators and, with Ireland’s reputation for rainy weather, tour.it’s good to know the tiered seating is covered with thatcurved roof. The stadium also hosts music concerts, and Dublin 1916 Rebel Walking Tour B-2, dept. Sinnyou can get a sense of what it feels like to be a player with a Fein Bookshop, 58 Parnell Sq (near Parnell Monu-behind the scenes tour. Q Tours: Daily 10:00 - 16:00. Adult ment, top of O’Connell St), tel. (+353)(0)1 814 8542,€10, conc. €7, child €5, U5 free. www.sinnfeinbookshop.com. Follow in the footsteps of Michael Collins, James Connolly and Pádraig Pearse asCroke Park C-1, New Cusack Stand, Croke Park, St. Irish republicans recount Ireland’s fight for freedom in theseJoseph’s Ave, D3, tel. (+353)(0)1 819 2323, www. 90min historic walking tours. Learn the story behind thecrokepark.ie/gaa-museum. Home to Gaelic Football, Hurl- 1916 Easter Rising when the Irish Citizen Army and the Irishing, Camogie and Handball, Croke Park is one of the world’s Volunteers came together as the Irish Republican Army (IRA)most spectacular stadiums and the country’s largest, with to take on the might of the British Empire. The tour takes ina capacity of 82,300. Headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic the events leading up to - and following - the Rising, and visitsAssociation (GAA), the venue is steeped in history and holds places where Ireland’s history unfolded and, in the words ofa pivotal place in Irish nationalism. The first Special Olympics Yeats, “a terrible beauty was born”. QMon-Fri: 11:30, Sat.to be held outside the USA were staged at ’Croker’, as locals by appointment. €10.dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 35. 36 What to see My Goodness, it’s Guinness Guinness Storehouse A-2, St. James’s Gate, D8, the more raven- tel. (+353)(0)1 408 4800, www.guinness-store- ous among you, house.com. A gargantuan ’glass’ of Guinness greets the Brewery Bar guests as they enter this cathedral to the world’s most s er ves a great famous brew. Rising through the Storehouse Atrium’s range o f global seven storeys, from the ground floor to the GRAVITY cuisine and tradi- Bar, this hollow steel-beamed structure would - if it were tional Irish dishes, made of glass - hold 14.3m pints of the black stuff. Now many of which are that’s some night out. infused with the unmistakable The Guinness Storehouse dates back to 1904 when it Guinness taste. was instrumental in the fermenting process. It was later The pièce de ré- converted into this magnificent visitor experience and sistance of any opened to the public in 2000. Located at the heart of the Storehouse visit sprawling Guinness complex, the building brims with the has to be a trip to enticing aroma of the brewing stout. the seventh floor G R AV I T Y B a r, The fully-rounded visitor experience begins with an in- where a compli- troduction to the four magic ingredients; water, barley, mentar y pint of hops and yeast. Next a virtual master brewer explains creamy Guinness the alchemy that transforms them into the creamy pint. can be savoured against a stunning 360° backdrop of With good timing, you could be one of 100 visitors chosen its home city. each week to Start the Brew with the touch of a computer button. Here, too, you can Taste the Brew under the Back at the ground floor, the flagship Guinness Store professional guidance of the Tasting Team. Histories of sells a vast array of branded merchandise and memora- the transportation process and the art of coopering bilia, and is always bustling with enthusiastic visitors keen (barrel-making) are also revealed. And a large projector to bag a few eye-catching collectibles. illustrates the international reach of this iconic drink. The Guinness Storehouse is a 15min walk from the city centre. From Dame St. (outside Trinity College), follow the road, passing Christ Church on the right, leading to Thomas St. At Crane St. turn left, and at the end of the road turn right onto Market St. Alternatively catch a bus or the Luas red line to St. James stop. Drivers can use the free car park, but make sure you arrive in good time as spaces fill up very quickly. Some metered spaces are also available outside. Q Daily 09:30 - 17:00 (July & Aug 19:00). Adult €14.40, 18+ with Student ID €10.60, Senior Citizen €10.50, U-18 with student ID €8.50, 6-12 €4.80, 2+4 €32.50. 10% adult discount online. Just as famous as the drink itself has been Guinness’s ground-breaking advertising campaigns. The second floor is dedicated to this creative genius, with posters, TV ads and branded memorabilia bringing decades of award- winning campaigns together in one unique art collection. The third floor’s interactive Choice Zone concentrates on the effects of drink and reminds us all to enjoy without excess. On the next level is a history of the building as told through copies of photos and documents from the extensive Guinness Archive. Hone your pint pouring skills - no easy feat for any Guin- ness virgin - at the fifth floor’s Source Bar where you can also sample various Guinness incarnations - from the original Extra Stout to the brewhouse series. And for Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 36. WHERE LEGEND LIVES Visit the magical home of GUINNESS in Dublin. associated logos are trademarks. (c) Guinness & Co. 2012. The GUINNESS and GUINNESS STOREHOUSE words and Let gravity work its magic and pull you towards Ireland’s No. 1 International visitor attraction. Craft your own pint, enjoy the Gravity Bar’s spectacular views of Dublin and let 250 years of Guinness heritage slowly settle into your heart and soul. Book online at www.guinness-storehouse.com and get 10% off adult tickets.Guinness Storehouse®, St James’s Gate, Dublin 8.Tel. 00353 1 408 4800 dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 37. 38 temple bar This cultural, entertainment and imbibement hub attracts swathes of city newcomers. Lying south of the Liffey, between Westmoreland and Fishamble Streets, its cobbled thoroughfares reveal boutique hotels, speciality sh ops, b oh o ca fés an d th ose all -impor tant pu bs. Meeting House and Temple Bar Squares provide further congregational opportunities for lost or weary souls, and the former’s canopies make for eye-catching cover. The area’s share of restaurants, galleries, theatres, shops and an arthouse cinema reaffirm Dublin’s cultured vibe. Mingle with fellow foodies at the Temple Bar Food Market (Sat 10:00 - 16:30). Then get with the beautiful people at the Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane in Old City Temple Bar (Sat 10:00 - 17:00). And complete your super market sweep at the reassuringly erudite Temple Bar Book Market (Sat & Sun 11:00 - 18:00). Some nice second-hand CD shops and a fair few funky clothes emporiums add to the eclectic retail experience (see Crow Street feature overleaf). Temple Bar is as much about the fun and laid-back daytime vibe as it is the well-established nightlife scene. Temple Bar Food Market Explore its cultural side and discover more to this party hub than meets your average guidebook. New Theatre 43 East Essex St, tel. (+353)(0)1 Button Factory Curved St, tel. (+353)(0)1 670 670 3361, www.thenewtheatre.com. This intimate 9202, www.buttonfactory.ie. Recently redone and all theatre is found by entering Connolly Books in Temple the better for it, The Button Factory boasts a nicer layout, Bar. Acclaimed Irish actor Ronan Wilmot is the theatre’s décor and, most importantly, sound system. As well as Joint Artistic Director.Perfect for smaller performances, an intimate music venue, it also holds great indie-style its location in the heart of Temple Bar and opposite the club nights. As you might imagine, it’s a pretty young Clarence Hotel ensures a steady stream of clued-up crowd- mostly students. culture lovers. Irish Film Institute (IFI) 6 Eustace St, tel. (+353) Project Arts Centre 39 East Essex St, tel. (+353) (0)1 679 3477, www.irishfilm.ie. Just off Dame St. is (0)1 881 9613, www.projectartscentre.ie. Dance, this cinema with an extremely ’popular with the in-crowd music, th eatre and th e ar ts call this contemporar y bar’, restaurant and bookshop. This old Quaker Meeting creative space home. Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne House was transformed in the ’90s to become a cinema perfected their acting skills here. And the theatre has also and film archive centre for Ireland. Independent and foreign showcased the writings of acclaimed Irish film directors language films are usually exclusively screened at this Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan. sleek venue. Festivals and special seasons showcas- ing international cinema, make the IFI a great place to Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children 11a Eustace see diverse and intelligent films and mingle with fellow St, tel. (+353)(0)1 670 7788, www.ark.ie. This movie buffs. innovative creative space is Europe’s first custom-built arts centre for children by children. This Temple Bar gem combines galleries, workshops, an outdoor amphitheatre Follow Dublin In Your Pocket and indoor theatre designed to entertain and enlighten young people aged 3-14. Check out its imaginative on and programme and give the kids a holiday to remember too. Map courtesy TASCQ, www.visit-templebar.com Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 38. beyond DUBLIN 39Glendalough Buses dept. Dublin Bus Terminus, Dawson St. (opp.St. Kevin’s Bus Mansion House). Tickets can be purchased on-boardSer vice C-2, tel. the bus. Adult/U14 €20/12 return, €13/7 single.(+353)(0)1 2818119, w w w.glen-daloughbus.com. For Dun Laoghaire and Dalkeyover ei gh t d e cad es Tucked beneath the Dublin Mountains on the southernthis 100% Irish, fam- fringes of Dublin Bay lies Dun Laoghaire, a popular seasideil y-run business has town seven miles from Dublin city centre on the DART line.been spiriting visitors The resort became the city dwellers’ getaway when thethe 30miles from Dub- railway arrived in 1834. Its name comes from Dun - Irish forlin to the Co. Wicklow fort - and King Laoghaire (pronounced Leary) said to bevilla ge of Glendal- the 5th century son of St. Patrick’s captor, Niall of the Nineough. Hostages.Named after, and in- Built in the early 19th century of nearby Dalkey granite,spire d b y, Gl en dal- the harbour’s East and West Piers jut out like giant pincersough’s St. Kevin, the nipping the Irish sea. Take a stroll along the East Pier80min modern coach and treat yourself to ice-cream from Teddy’s - a bit of atour follows a picture postcard route to the 6th Century local institution.site where the Saint established a Christian settlement. Dun Laoghaire’s sailing status is further represented byStunning scenery unfolds as you head south along the the Ferry Terminal complex (Stena sailings to Holyhead),coast to Bray, then inland and upward through the Great 700-berth Marina (Ireland’s largest), several yacht clubsand Little Sugar Loaf mountains. Yet more mountains, and the National Maritime Museum.lakes and heather-clad plains dip in and out of view as Evidence of Dun Laoghaire’s Victorian origins also includesyou wend your way to Roundwood - said to be Ireland’s elegant seafront terraces, the People’s Park and ahighest village - and past Annamoe Valley and the village beautifully restored cast iron fountain. The 19th Centuryof Laragh where fantastic views of Glendalough and its County Hall clock tower is another local landmark, as is33m Round Tower are revealed. the modern Pavilion Centre with its shops, restaurants,Once at Glendalough, take time to explore the seven bars and Pavilion Theatre.churches of St. Kevin - where a Monastic settlement Famous Irish writers James Joyce and Samuel Beckettwas founded - and the shores of the village’s two en- have strong associations with the area. Beckett was bornchanting lakes. Q Year round daily: 11:30 & 18:00. in nearby Foxrock and Joyce set the opening chapter ofMarch-Sept: Mon-Fri 11:30 & 18:00, Sat, Sun & Public Ulysses in Sandycove’s Martello Tower - now the smallHolidays: 11:30 & 19:00. James Joyce Museum.dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 39. 40 BEYOND DUBLIn Rathfarnham Castle Further along the coastline, the heritage town of Dalkey is a chic seaside destination that’s home to Bono, The Edge, film director Neil Jordan, author Maeve Binchy and singer Van Morrison. Don’t miss 15th Century Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre with its living history performances. The cobbled-street town is also a haven for boutique shopping, cafés and restaurants. If visiting at the weekend indulge your taste-buds at the CoCo Farmers Markets, held at Dalkey (Fri), Marlay Park Rathfarnham, D14, tel. (+353)(0)1 493 9461, (Sat) and the People’s Park (Sun). And nearby Dundrum www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/Rathfarnham- has Ireland’s largest shopping centre. DART, Luas and Bus Castle/. The toys are back in town! Classically associ- routes all serve the area. To find out more log onto www. ated with architecture and a fine collection of family visitdublin.com/dlr. portraits, this magnificent building, c.8km south of Dublin city centre, now houses the Berkeley Costume and Toy Collection. Made up of 18th and 19th Century toys, dolls Malahide’s Coast and Castle and costumes, the collection tells a social history of its Many Dublin visitors make this final stop on the Northern own and breathes life into the Castle’s grand interiors. DART line their out-of-city base. And its relaxing coastal This splendorous 18th Century building dates back to location, proximity to Howth (see below) and access to the the Elizabethan period and was built to protect Dublin city make it easy to understand why. from attack from Wicklow clans. Immerse yourself in The Grand Hotel is something of a Malahide landmark. Built in its rich history and, if the toys aren’t enough to keep the 19th Century, the Grand gained popularity with the arrival the little ones occupied, head for the playground in the of the railway... then the tourists. Castle grounds, then refuel at the Stuart and Chambers Home to musicians Adam Clayton (U2) and Ronan Keating Tearooms. Find it about 3.5miles south of Dublin city. (Boyzone) and actor Brendan Gleeson, Malahide’s village-like Q Tue-Sun 10:00 - 17:15 (Summer), Wed-Sun 10:30 - atmosphere and seaside location ensure its status as one 17:00 (Winter/Spring). Free. LK of Ireland’s most affluent addresses. A stroll around town shows off cute boutiques, tasty delis, trad bars and some fine dining options. And wannabe P Diddys can gaze longingly . are wide-sweeping and at the yachts bobbing in the 350-berth Marina. include Ireland’s Eye, an But it’s a much more historic VIP who gave Malahide its must- uninhabited island with see status. Richard Talbot, a knight of Henry ll, accompanied ruins of a 19th Martello the king to Ireland in 1174 and was given the “lands and Tower and 8th century harbour of Malahide” (sure beats a souvenir shillelagh). On church. this land was built Malahide Castle which his family called Esteemed residen ts - ’home’ for an unprecedented 791 years - save for an eleven past and present - of this year hiatus courtesy of Oliver Cromwell. exclusive piece of Irish In 1975, due to crippling inheritance taxes, descendent Rose real estate include U2’s Talbot sold the Castle and its magnificent Demesne to the Larry Mullen, Thin Lizzy Irish State. Today the Castle is undergoing a major €10m fron tman Phil Lynott renovation and is due to open in late summer 2012 with and Eurovision legend Avoca shop and restaurant as its anchor tennant. When it Johnny Logan. does, highlights will, once again, include the Great Hall and Highligh ts of a trip to Oak Room. Howth include the East Meanwhile, visitors can continue to enjoy its 250 acres and West Piers, Baily of parkland including children’s playground. For more info Lighthouse, 14th Cen- on Malahide and the Castle log onto www.visitdublin.ie. tury St. Mary’s Church, Martello Tower Radio Museum and 15th Century Howth Castle. Howth The village has several fine bars and restaurants, among Where the coastline juts out at Howth Head, 13km north them Tophouse Krugers, Big Blue, Caffe Caira, Ella, The Cock of the city, you’ll find this quaint, prosperous fishing town. At Tavern, Okra Green Asian Cuisine and Beshoffs, and its fish- the end of one of two Northern DART lines, Howth (rhymes ing heritage ensures locally-caught seafood is often on the with both) is easily accessible from the city (c.30mins) and menu. To find out more, visit www.fingaldublin.ie or www. extremely worthy of a daytrip. Views from Howth Head howthismagic.com. Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 40. BEYOND DUBLIN 41 Eat, sleep & drink Big Blue 30 Church St, Howth, tel. (+353)(0)1 832 1007, http://bigbluehowth.com/. This Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant serves up the real deal, with an authentic collection of delicious Iberian treats, including Andalucia Chicken Wings, Patatas Bravas and Chorizo a la Cidra, cooked to order. Turf fires and a bird’s eye view of Howth harbour and Irelands Eye make this a special spot. Live Spanish music and twice monthly Paella Nights get the party going - add a jug of sangria and you’re away - olé! QWed-Sun 13:00 - 22:00, €€-€€€. Cock Tavern 18 Church St, Howth, Co Dublin, tel. (+353)(0)1 839 5876. Once a favourite watering hole of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, this traditional pub sits on a small hill in the heart of Howth village. The music connection continues with past patrons including The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan, and Slash from Guns N’ Roses who came in homage to the Thin Lizzy frontman. Snuggle up beside the open fire, enjoy a soothing Irish Coffee and spark up a conversation with the locals. Recently refurbished and under new management, the Tavern prides itself on providing the cheapest pint in Dublin. A fine beer garden, games room and plenty of big screens for major sporting events makes it a welcoming spot and a far cry from the pomp of certain city bars. Definitely worth dropping in for a pint... but don’t forget the last DART back to Connolly Station is at 23:55. Q Mon-Thur 10:00 - 23:30, Fri & Sat 10:00 - 23:00, Sun 12:30 - 23:00. E Deer Park Hotel, Golf & Spa Howth Castle, Howth, Co Dublin, tel. (+353)(0)1 832 2624, www.deerpark- hotel.ie. Nine miles north of the city centre in the lovely little fishing village of Howth lies this long-established golf and spa resort. Set in the historic estate of Howth Castle, which has been in the hands of the same family since Norman times, the hotel’s grounds boast, as HG Wells put it, “the finest views west of Naples”. It’s a golfer’s paradise, but the stunning views over Dublin Bay and Ireland’s Eye may distract you from your swing. And for those who don’t want to play a round there’s also a spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and fine restaurant, not to mention the excellent Kitchen In The Castle cookery school. Courtesy buses can bring you into the village, and there are great packages available for golf, spa or cookery weekends. Q Rooms €75-180 (single rooms €45-120). Family rooms also available. HFLKDCWdublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 41. 42 BEYOND DUBLIn Powerscourt House & Gardens and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Co. Wicklow Prepare to be wowed Sensuous ESPA spa treatments range from The Warm- at this stunning five ing Peat Ritual to Salt and Oil Scrub, and the Thermal star hotel and spa set Suite includes a Sauna, Vitality Pool and Amethyst in the luscious sur- Crystal Steam Room. And there’s more... one of the roundings of Co. Wick- three dining areas is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s low’s Powerscour t Irish debut, and comes complete with fantastic chef’s Estate. Whether vis- table from which to watch the professionals at work. iting as a couple or The cosy and nformal McGill’s Irish Pub serves up family, there are plenty traditional food and the obligatory pint of Guinness. of packages to suit all Guests can also land their chopper on the hotel’s he- ages and ensure your lipad, then sink putts in the two course Powerscourt stay is extra special. Golf Club. Of which more later... Children’s Programmes ensure junior guests enjoy an Part of the renowned Ritz group, this grand Palladian-style overnight to remember, too. What little boy or girl could hotel opened in October 2007 and overlooks Sugar Loaf resist the Happy Camper (from €40pp) - their very own Mountain. And its pastoral location means you can stroll to tent pitched in your room with a secret picnic and torch the equally sumptuous 18th century Powerscourt House for midnight munchies? Daughters will delight in The & Gardens with its Avoca shop and cafe, magnificent Little Princess package (from €40pp) complete with lake and picturesque walks. Further exploration reveals regal dress and spa nail varnish - both available to take Japanese, Italian and Walled Gardens, the quirky Pepperpot home. And in-room film fun is served up with A Night Tower and a Pets’ Cemtery, the largest of its kind in Ireland. at the Movies (from €20pp) when their fave flick can All in all this lush expanse reinforces Wicklow’s envious be viewed on beanbags as they enjoy popcorn, snacks status as the Garden of Ireland. and soft drinks. B eyon d th e Esta te, A Games Room, Ritz-Kids Check-In, Children’s Menu and scenic mountain drives babysitting services keep mums and dads as happy as to quaint and historic their offspring. Free bicycle hire helps all the family explore villages such as Glen- the grounds. And all ages will relish a visit to Tara’s dalough, Avoca an d Palace - a sumptuous history-steeped Doll’s House neighbouring Enniskerry displayed at Powerscourt House and surrounded by an add to the area’s charm. equally fascinating collection of childhood memorabilia. And a short drive to Pow- The perfect way to round off your family-friendly stay at erscourt Waterfall - Ire- one of Ireland’s best hotels and Wicklow’s garden gem. land’s highest - will have Find it signposted off the M11 south of County Dublin. you reeling at the con- centration of must-see Powerscourt House & Gardens Powerscourt Es- sights amid this stunning tate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, tel. (+353) (0)1 204 lndscape. 6000, www.powerscourt.ie.Q Open year-round daily 09:30 - 17:30. Garden entrance fees: Adult €8.50, conc. Back at the hotel, the 4th floor lobby rewards your return €7.50, U16 €5, U5 Free, Family (2+3) €25. Waterfall open with yet more of those enviable vistas. Over half of the May-Aug 09:30 - 19:00, March, April, Sept & Oct 10:30 - hotel’s rooms are suites - one is Ireland’s largest - and 17:30, Nov-Feb 10:30 - 16:00. Waterfall entrance fees: all the antique-style furniture is bespoke. Rainforest Adult €5.50, conc. €5, U16 €3.50, U2 Free, Family (2+3) €16. showers, marble baths and electronically controlled lights, curtains and air-con come as standard and the 20m swimming pool is illuminated with Swarovski crystal lights. Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, tel. (+353) (0)1 274 8888, www.ritzcarlton.com/Powerscout. Intrigue You Pack- age from €320 per night (until December 31, 2012). Incl. overnight in deluxe room and daily Irish breakfast buffet for two people. Pay for two nights, stay for three (min. three night stay). See website for all the latest rates, deals and packages Q 200 rooms. HFLEKDCW hhhhh Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 42. BEYOND DUBLIN 43 Castle Leslie among the rooms exuding that grand historic vibe. At the entrance and overlooking the Equestrian Centre, the equally atmospheric Lodge has been sympatheti- cally renovated to provide contemporary accommoda- tion with distinct period details. The Victorian Spa is the perfect spot to unwind with Steam Boxes, extensive treatments menu and a hot tub overlooking the stables. And the Lodge’s award-winning Snaffles Restaurant and traditional Conor’s Bar provide the perfect gourmet and informal backdrops to your dining and imbibing experience. Glaslough, Co.Monaghan, tel. +353 (0)47 88100, www.castleleslie.com. Irish castles have long held a romantic allure for holidaymakers - both as a daytrip destination and luxury hotel option. Standing proud among this elite group of historic houses is Castle Leslie, the Co. Monaghan seat of the Leslie family... and one-time wedding venue of Paul McCartney and former wife Heather Mills. But it’s not just the celebrity status that attracts visitors from home and abroad, because this castle and estate provides an unforgettable verdant escape. A short drive down a narrow track, past horses idly graz- Dominating the small village of Glaslough, the estate’s ing in emerald fields, sits the Old Stable Mews - another accommodation encompasses the Lodge, Mews, and meticulous renovation project and the only place on the Castle with a cluster of quaint Cottages in the village estate where children can stay. A fully-equipped kitchen and itself. From your arrival through the stone pillars and along plenty of en-suite and bathroom space, along with playpark the gravel path, you feel as though you’ve entered another and picnic benches, ensure a spacious and fun-filled family world. Which isn’t surprising considering the 1000 acre stay. The walking routes also keep everyone active and in estate boasts its own church, three lakes and equestrian sync with the great outdoors. facilities (yes, even horses can have holidays). Just beyond the castle gates, the Village Cottages provide yet more overnight options. Ideal for large groups or families, the four and five bedroom limestone cottages were built in 2006 and sit serenely around a pristine green. Castle Leslie’s unique history, authentic feel and unforced charm makes it one of Ireland’s most coveted overnights. And at just 80 minutes’ drive from Belfast, and even less from Dublin, this fabulous family home is sitting pretty for that perfect pastoral retreat.Q Check out their website for Late 2012 Offers including Overnight Escape with dinner and wine (from €115pps), Romantic Getaway with dinner, bubbly and spa treatments (from €209pps), two night Girls Getaway in 5-bed Cottage with dinner, fridge filled with food, drink and treats, spa treatments and The Leslies have lived here since the 1660s, making it one chick flick (from €209pps) and Five Night Family Break in of Ireland’s oldest castle estates still owned by the founding Cottage with kids’ activities, stocked fridge, family movies, family. Over the centuries a panoply of guests, from the equestrian fun, spa treatments for the parents and family Churchills to Mick Jagger, have enjoyed their hospitality. dinner at Conor’s Bar (total price €1050). HLKDW And the colourful patriarch of the family, nonagenarian Sir Jack Leslie, can still be seen enjoying his home and conversing with guests. Today’s castle was built in the 19th century in Scottish Baronial style, and each of its twenty history-steeped bedrooms is individually named and designed. Once favoured by Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, The Print Room features a solid stone tub and megalithic shower. The Nursery is resplendent wih a hand-painted alphabet frieze and ensuite hidden in a large dolls house. And the top-of-the-house Eagle’s Nest affords sweeping balcony views of the estate. The communal castle space is no less evocative with a library, conservatory and dining areadublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 43. 44 Shopping Chic boutiques, designer department stores, vintage finds abundance of food and drink ranges from the Bagel Factory and sprawling malls, Dublin has the lot. The main pedestrian to Yo! Sushi and virtually every flavour in between. Park- shopping strip is Grafton Street, and Temple Bar has some ing isn’t free but you can get 3hrs for €2 - the same price cute one-off shops worth exploring, too. Here’s a quick guide as 1hr. QMon-Fri 09:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 19:00. Sun to the main malls and souvenir must-sees. 10:00 - 19:00, FLK Georges Street Arcade B-2, Sth. Gt. Georges Department Stores St, D2, www.georgesstreetarcade.ie. Dublin’s first Arnotts B-2, 12 Henry St, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 805 0400, purpose-built Victorian Shopping Centre dates back to www.arnotts.ie. MLuas Jervis St. Ireland’s oldest depart- 1881. Following a devastating city fire in 1892 which de- ment store dates back to 1843 and is ranked by size alongside stroyed most of the building, the arcade was restored by Harrods and Selfridges in the top five stores in Ireland and local tradesmen and craftspeople and, to this day, retains Britain. This retail giant has everything from fashion to furniture, many of its original features. Take time to walk through and linen to lingerie and even an in-house interior design consultant. soak up the ambience enjoyed by previous generations Get yourself an Irish county GAA jersey or fine local crystal as of city shoppers. The variety of shops, restaurants and a truly unique souvenir. Five cafés and sandwich bars should stalls - from fortune teller to fashion, fine art to flowers stave off hunger pangs and ensure you don’t leave empty- and souvenirs to accessories - is so eye-catching you can handed. Turn left at the GPO onto Princess St. for paid parking spend an enjoyable afternoon browsing and buying treats with lifts to the store. Q09:00 - 19:00, Tue 09:30 - 19:00, Thu for yourself... and the folks back home. And, afterwards, 09:00 - 21:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00.JLK there are plenty of great value foodie options - from freshly roasted coffees to gourmet global cuisine - to satisfy those Brown Thomas C-2, 88-95 Grafton St, D2, tel. (+353) post-shopping pangs. An authentic and unique retail find (0)1 605 6666, www.brownthomas.com. MLuas St. Ste- right in the heart of Dublin. Q 09:00 - 18:30, Thu 09:00 - phen’s Green. Rub designer shoulders with Dublin’s beautiful 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00. JK people at this glistening fashion and beauty flagship store. Opened by haberdashers and general drapers Hugh Brown and Jervis Shopping Centre B-2, 125 Upper Abbey St, D1, James Thomas on Grafton Street in 1849, Brown Thomas is tel. (+353)(0)1 878 1323, www.jervis.ie. MLuas Jervis. undoubtedly Dublin’s - and Ireland’s -most famous store, with This is the largest shopping centre in the city centre and is very additional dazzling branches in Galway, Limerick and Cork. Enter centrally located just off O’Connell Street. The Red line Luas the paradise and immerse yourself in sophisticated threads, stops outside and escalators whisk you off to its three floors - sensual lingerie and a kaleidoscope of must-have cosmetics. the first two are shops, and the third restaurants. Open since There’s even a BTkids section for the junior fashionista in your 1996, all outlets overlook a Central Rotunda from which light life... hide that piggy bank. And trendsetting teens can slink floods across all the floors. Retail-wise Debenhams and M&S across the road to the younger BT2, leaving their parents to are the big boys, but there are lots more shopping options and shop... or wail into their wallets. Q09:00 - 20:00, Thur & Fri many high street stalwarts. To get there find the Spire then turn 09:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 19:00. J down Henry Street and you can’t miss it. The large car park is accessed via Jervis St. Q 09:00 - 18:30, Thu 09:00 - 21:00, Clery & Co. B-2, 18-27 Lower O’Connell St, D1, tel. Fri & Sat 09:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00 - 18:30. JLK (+353)(0)1 878 6000, www.clerys.ie. MLuas Abbey St. One of the world’s first purpose-built department stores, Moore Street Mall B-2, Parnell St, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 this retail mecca has occupied the same space since 1853. 873 3416, www.moorestmall.com. Aiming to be Ireland’s first Being on Dublin’s main street, Clerys has witnessed and multicultural shopping centre, over 30 independent outlets and experienced its fair share of history - most significantly when a cosmopolitan Food Court focus on food, crafts, accessories, it was destroyed during the 1916 Easter Rising - and is now household goods and fashion from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, a listed building, both for this and architecture reasons. In Eastern Europe and even Ireland. Beauty products and hair salons 2004, a €22m revamp saw the department store emerge keep you looking good, and the International Food Market (Wed, butterfly-like as a bright, shiny shopping marvel. It still retains 11:00 - 19:00) continues the global gourmet theme. This centre its historical grandeur and offers a great selection of fashions, has a lot to offer and demonstrates some of the newer influences furnishings and fabulous gifts. And, if you’re relocating to and ethnicity in Ireland today. Find it beside Jury’s Inn Hotel. the city, check out its ingenious Apartment Fit-Out Package Q 10:00 - 20:00, Thu, & Fri 10:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 20:00, designed to take the strain out of your moving experience. Sun 12:00 - 19:00. Q09:00 - 19:00, Thu 09:00 - 21:00, Fri 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:30, Sun 12:00 - 18:00. Powerscourt Townhouse Centre B-2, 59 South William St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 671 7000, www. powerscourtcentre.com. Just off Grafton St. is a sophis- Shopping Centres & Malls ticated shopping centre brimming with stylish boutiques Dundrum Town Centre Sandyford Rd, Dundrum, D16, and chi chi Cafés. The Georgian mansion which houses tel. (+353)(0)1 299 1700, www.dundrum.ie. MLuas this unique retail experience was built in 1774 with gran- Balally. This sprawling retail and entertainment complex ite from Co. Wicklow’s Powerscourt Estate. The former boasts a multiplex cinema, restaurants, bars, nightclub, residence of MEP Lord Powerscourt (Richard Wingfield), medical centre, hairdressers, theatre and over 160 shops tours (Fri & Sat, 15:00) explain its history, 18th Century in its purpose-built Town Square, Gallery and Five Levels of life for the privileged and how the centre works around the fashion, food and fun. And, although you wouldn’t know it, house, rather than the other way around. Tickets can be certain parts of the centre are still being built which, once bought from the Information Desk. Opened as a Shopping completed, will make Dundrum Europe’s largest shopping Centre in 1981, Powerscourt elegantly fuses independent centre. The fabulous Harvey Nichols Boutique - with its shops and galleries with upmarket high street names. The Ground Floor café and signature Top Floor restaurant courtyard atmosphere has long been a favourite with the and bar - and House of Fraser - including Café Mimo - are city’s elite, so why not join them for an afternoon of pure Dundrum’s main department stores. Elsewhere, many designer indulgence? Q 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-20:00, more fashion faves enhance the stylish ensemble. And an Sat 09:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-18:00. JW Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 44. Shopping 45Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre B-2, St. Ste- Cathach Books C-2, 10 Duke St, off Graf ton St,phen’s Green West, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 478 0888, tel. (+353)(0)1 671 8676, w w w.rarebooks.ie. Inw w w.stephensgreen.com. MLuas St. Stephen’s the land of saints, scholars and scribes, this antiquarianGreen. Right at the top of Grafton St , in the shadow of St. bookshop stands head and shoulders above the rest.Stephen’s Green’s Arch, stands this striking iron and glass Shelves positively heave with the works of 20th Centuryshopping mecca. Always abuzz with locals and visitors, this literary greats such as Wilde, Beckett, Joyce, and Yeats...retail hub’s impressive interior boasts elegant balustrades, and the shop even stocks first editions of the latter two.a giant centrepiece clock and gleaming glass roof and Specialist tomes on 17th Century Irish History and topog-dome. Over 100 shops inhabit its three levels, from the raphy highlight the shop’s extensive collection. Check outlarge Dunnes at the back to many smaller independent the online searchable database to source your books ofunits dotted throughout and offering a myriad of gift good- choice. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, askies. Interrupt your shopping and enjoy dessert, coffee and any of the Cunningham family who run the shop and willa spot of people watching at Foodlife on the first floor. The be more than happy to assist. If you want to bring homeLuas Green Line terminates here, so whisking your booty a history-steeped souvenir with reams of gravitas, thereback to base couldn’t be simpler. The Centre celebrated its really is no better place to visit. Q Mon-Sat 9:30 - 17:45.21th birthday in 2009. Q09:00-19:00, Thu 09:00-21:00,Sun 11:00-18:00. JLK Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on the Green C-2, 27-28 Dawson St, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 675 9744, www.celticwhiskeyshop.com. MLuas St. Stephen’sBookshops with Cafes Green. At the top of Dawson St, almost opposite TheFootprints Bookshop C-2, 3 Joyce’s Walk, 43 Talbot Mansion House, this quaint shop stocks the city’s mostSt, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 836 3764, www.scriptureunion. varied collection of whiskeys, bourbons and wines. Windowie. This inter-denominational Christian Bookshop sells displays of aged barrels and rare bottles of spirits lurea large range of Bibles, Christian Life books, Praise and passers-by and, once inside, the advice and knowledgeWorship and Contemporary Christian music. They also sell of the staff is unsurpassed. Purchases, including hamperscards, gifts and children’s books continuing the shop’s pro- and gift boxes, can be gift-wrapped and shipped directlymotion of Scripture Union in Ireland. Within a few minutes’ to your house. They also hold Tastings and Masterclasseswalk of Connolly Train Station, BusÁras and the O’Connell with visiting experts from featured distilleries explainingStreet Spire, this centrally located haven is also next door the distilling process and how different barrels can changeto Double T Café - ideal for yet more spiritual reflection. the taste and body of the whiskeys. Connoisseurs can joinQ Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00. J their Whiskey Club on-line and receive advance informa- tion about these evenings. Q Mon-Sat 10:30 - 20:00,Sinn Féin Bookshop & Coffee Shop B-2, 58 Parnell Sun 12:30 - 18:00.Sq, D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 814 8542, www.sinnfeinbook-shop.com. This specialist bookshop stocks a wide rangeof gifts, books, music, movies, clothing, flags and badges In Your Pocket Appsrelating to Ireland’s struggle for freedom. Coffee, tea, softdrinks and a selection of hot and cold snacks are available A brand new,in between browsing and chatting with the knowledgeable free In Yourstaff about Ireland’s history and tourist attractions. The Pocket iPho-Rebel Walking Tours also leave from the shop Mon-Fri at ne app is now11:30 and Sat on request. Find it at the junction of the northend of O’Connell St. and Parnell St, near the Parnell statue a va i l a b l e i n(himself a prominent Irish nationalist politician) and opposite iTunes. Developed in association with Meta-the Rotunda Hospital. 4Labs, the app features more than 40 In Your Pocket cities and combines all the best featuresIrish gifts and souvenirs of In Your Pocket guides - up-to-date, accurate, well-written and independent information - withCarrolls Irish Gift Shop B-2, 57 Upper O’Connell St, the functionality of the iPhone.D1, tel. (+353)(0)1 873 5709, www.carrollsirishgifts.com. MLuas Abbey St. Opened since 1982, Carrolls is an You can search all venues in a city by location,integral part of your Irish retail experience. Whether you’re and find the cafes, bars and restaurants closestlooking for an Irish flag t-shirt, Kiss me I’m Irish baseball to you, as well as browse the app’s entire contentcap or Irish sports top, this is the store for you. The locals offline. We even supply high-resolution static stre-shop here, too, for patriotic gear coming up to St. Patrick’s et and transport maps (exactly the same as thoseDay or major sporting events. A great range of Irish-themed in our guides) so you can enjoy In Your PocketCDs and DVDs make handy souvenirs for the folks back on your iPhone without racking up huge roaminghome. And The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) Store charges.on Westmoreland Street ensures you leave brandishing therequisite array of current national/retro football kits. QMon- Other features include fully integrated GoogleWed 09:00 - 20:00, Thur-Sat until 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 20:00. Maps, within-app dialling and web browsing, em-Also at 98/99 Talbot St, 33 Lower O’Connell St, 44 Henry St, bedded In Your Pocket video guides, a currency22/23 Suffolk St, 17 Suffolk St, St. Stephen’s Green Shopping exchange calculator and local weather informati-Centre. J on. And like In Your Pocket guides, our apps are updated regularly by local researchers and native English speaking writers. Follow Dublin In Your Pocket Visit the App Store on your iPhone or PC/Mac on and now and search for ’IYP Guides’ by name.dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 45. 46 Vintage Shopping Dublin is a modern city but it is very much steeped in the past, and this is reflected in many of the independent vintage shops that help keep us locals looking so good. Sometimes the best treasures are well-hidden and this is true of these boutiques, particularly around the Temple Bar area, where great clothes and accessories from the 1920s to the 1980s can be found on the narrow streets and alleyways. The popularity of period dramas from Boardwalk Empire to W.E. (although let’s face it, the only thing going for the latter was the costumes) has made the past the future again, and the current generation of such shops show class, style and an intoxicating coolness you can’t help but breathe in. Fine vintage! Eager Beaver B-2, 17 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, D2, tel. (+353)(0)1 677 3342. This place has been an established part of Temple Bar’s Crown Alley for so long the locals don’t even snigger at the name anymore. Its two floors stock a huge array of ladies and gents clothing with the emphasis on quality and style at realistic prices - everything from blouses and skirts to cords, combats and corsets, and a great line in shirts, trousers, dresses and suits from days gone by. The eclectic mix of old and new means that as well as modern t-shirts and jeans for those who don’t have one foot in the past, there’s also a fine line in accessories, hats, braces, bow ties and sunglasses. The shop also offers discounts to local and overseas students. Definitely not to be sniggered at... Q Mon-Sat 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00. J dublin.inyourpocket.com All you need to know about where to sleep, eat, drink, visit and enjoy Online Print Mobile Europe’s biggest publisher of locally produced city guides dublin.inyourpocket.com Dublin In Your Pocket dublin.inyourpocket.com
  • 46. Vintage Shopping 47FanciSchmancy Vintage B-2, 4 Upper Fownes St,Temple Bar, D2. Once you find this boutique you’ll bedelighted at your discovery. A hidden gem in the TempleBar area, it stocks a great range of accessories, belts,bags and shoes to go along with the vintage dresses,blouses and knitwear. A discount rail sometimes makesan appearance for sharp-eyed browsers, but the pricesare all pretty good, meaning you don’t have to break intothe Central Bank across the road to look fabulous inflawless style. We can’t say much about the “schmancy”side of things, but whether you’re a drag queen or a promqueen, even a short visit to this vintage boutique willprobably see you leave with something altogether fancy.Q Mon-Wed 12:30 - 18:00, Thur-Fri 13:00 - 19:00, Sat12:30 - 18:00. JSiopaella B-2, 25 Temple Lane South, Temple Bar, D2,tel. (+353)(0)86 840 7825, www.siopaella.com. TheIrish translation for “Ella’s shop” and pronounced Shop Ella,this innovative new swap boutique and consignment storefeatures pre-loved designer clothing and accessories frombrands ranging from Karen Millen and Topshop to Gucci andMarc Jacobs. The designer clothes come from all over theworld, but there’s also one-off samples and collections fromemerging Irish designers to catch the eye. The inventorychanges daily so there’s lovely surprises to be had everytime you visit. Only the most stylish and best quality clothesare accepted, so whether you love the thrill of the hunt fora unique Chanel or Chloe piece, or are on a mission forsome must-have Rock & Republic jeans, come here for yourswapping and shopping. Recycling your style means you aredoing something good for the environment, your wardrobe,and your wallet! Q Temple Lane South open Tue-Sat 11:30- 18:30 (later Thu). Crow Street open Tue-Sat 10:30 - 18:30(later Thu). J Golly Gosh Boutique B-2, 2 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, D2. It would be difficult fo find this cute little vintage shop - through a narrow doorway and up some creaky stairs - were it not for the eye-catching signs outside. Specialising in vintage clothing from the 1920s all the way up to the ’90s, the discerning vintage shopper will find hand-picked bespoke and handmade items from right around the world. A new floor showcases upcycled vintage goods, and you can also buy jewellery and accessories made by Irish craft workers and designers. A second shop - Tahiti - has recently opened in the uber-trendy George’s Arcade, so you can double your chances of finding something great to wear. Q Mon-Wed 11:15 - 18:30, Thur 11:15 - 19:00, Fri-Sat 11:15 - 18:30, Sun 13:00 - 18:00. J Shotsy Vintage B-2, Temple Lane South, Temple Bar, D2, tel. (+353)(1) 679 9652, www.shotsyvin- tage.ie. The hand-picked, top-quality ladies and gents clothing from the 1950s through to the 1980s here mean you can find something unique while enjoying the craftsmanship of the past. The shop’s name stems from Lauren Bacall’s character Schatze Page in ’How to Marry a Millionaire’ - by renting a penthouse and socialising in upmarket establishments to create an impression of affluence. Just like Schatze, in a time when we are all feel- ing the pinch, Shotsy offers the chance to look a million dollars on a shoestring. Q Mon-Wed 11:00 - 19:00, Thur 11:00 - 20:00, Fri-Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00. €1 = £0.79, US$1.23,CAD$1.23, AUS$1.16 xe.com rates 03 Aug 2012dublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
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  • 48. Street register 51Abbey St B-2 Grand Canal Quay C-2 Old Cabra Rd A-1 South King St B-2Adelaide Rd B/C-3 Grand Canal St C-2/3 Old Kilmainham A-2 South Lotts Rd D-2/3Amiens St C-2 Grand Parade C-3 Ormond Quay Lower B-2 South William St B-2Appian Way C-3 Grangegorman Upper B-1/2 Ormond Quay Upper B-2 St. James’s St A-2Arbour Hill A-2 Haddington Rd C-3 Oxmantown Rd A-1/2 St. John’s Rd A-2Ardee St B-3 Halliday Rd A-2 Parkgate St A-2 St. Marys Rd South C-3Arran Quay B-2 Hanover Quay C/D-2 Parnell Rd A/B-3 St. Stephen’s Aston Quay B-2 Hanover St East C-2 Parnell Square B-2 Green B/C-3Aughrim St A-1 Harcourt St B-3 Parnell St B-2 Stephen St B-2Aungier St B-2/3 Hatch St Lower C-3 Patrick St B-2 Stephens Lane A-2Bachelors Walk B-2 Hatch St Upper B-3 Pearse St C-2 Suffolk St B/C-2Ballsbridge D-3 Henry St B-2 Pearse Station C-2 Suir Rd D-2Ballybough Rd C-1 Herbert Park C/D-3 Pembroke Rd C/D-3 Summerhill C-1Bath Ave D-3 Herbert Rd D-3 Pembroke St C-3 Sundrive Rd D-2Bath St D-3 Heuston Station A-2 Phibsborough Rd B-1 Sussex Rd C-3Benburb St A-2 Heytesbury St B-3 Phoenix Park A-1/2 Synge St B-3Blackhall Place B-2 High St B-2 Pimlico B-2/3 Talbot St C-2Blackhorse Ave A-1 Chancery St B-2 Poplar Row C-1 Temple Bar B-2Bolton St B-2 Charlemont Place B/C-3 Portland Row C-1 Temple St B-1Bow St B-2 Church Rd C/D-1 Prussia St A-1 The Coombe B-3Bride St B-3 Church Rd C/D-2 Queen St B-2 Thomas St A/B-2Bridge St B-2 Infirmary Rd A-2 Rainsford St A/B-2 Tolka Quay D-2Bridgefoot St B-2 Inns Quay B-2 Ranelagh C-3 Toll Bridge D-2Brunswick St B-2 Irish Financial Services Rathdown B-1 Townsend St C-2Burgh Quay C-2 Centre C-2 Rathmines Rd B-3 Trinity College C-2Burlington Rd C-3 Kevin St B-3 Richmond Rd C-1 Tritonville Rd D-3Busaras C-2 Kildare St C-2/3 Richmond St B-3 Upper Baggot St C-3Cabra Rd A-1 Kilmainham A-2 Ringsend Rd C/D-2 Upper Gardiner St B/C-1Camden St B-3 Lansdowne Rd D-3 Rutland Ave D-2 Upper Merrion St C-2/3Canal Rd B-3 Leeson Park C-3 Sandymount Ave D-3 Upper Mount St C-3Capel St B-2 Leeson St Upper C-3 Sandymount Rd D-3 Ushers Quay B-2Clanbrassil St B-3 Lord Edward St B-2 Sean MacDermott St C-2 Victoria Quay A-2College St C-2 Lower Baggot St C-3 Serpentine Ave D-3 Walting St A-2Connolly Station C-2 Lower Drumcondra Rd B-1 Seville Place C-2 Wellington Quay B-2Constitution Hill B-2 Lower Gardiner St C-2 Shelbourne Park D-2/3 Wellington Rd C-3Conyngham Rd A-2 Lower Leeson St C-3 Shelbourne Rd D-3 Werburgh St B-2Cork St A/B-3 Macken St C-2 Sherriff St C/D-2 Westland Row C-2Croke Park C-1 Mangan Rd B-3 Sir John Rogerson Wicklow St B-2Custom House Quay C-2 Manor St A-2 Quay C/D-2 Wilton Terrace C-3Dawson St C-2 Marlborough St C-2 Smithfield B-2 Windsor Rd C-1Dolphin’s Barn Rd A-3 Marrowbone Lane A-2/3 South Anne St B/C-2 Wolfe Tone Quay A-2Dominick St B-2 Mary St B-2 South Circular Rd A/B-3 York Rd D-2Donore Ave A/B-3 Marys Lane B-2 South Great Georges St B-2 York St B-3Dorset St B-2 Meath St B-2Dowth Ave B-1 Merchants Quay B-2Drury St B-2 Merrion Rd D-3Dufferin Ave B-3 Merrion Row C-3Duke St C-2 Merrion Square C-2/3Earlsfort Terrace C-3 Mespil Rd C-3East Rd D-2 Molesworth St C-2East Wall Rd C/D-1 Moore St B-2East Wall Rd D-2 Mountjoy Square C-1Eccles St B-1 Mountjoy St B-1/2Eden Quay C-2 Nassau St C-2Elgin Rd C/D-3 New St B-3Ellis Quay B-2 North Circular Rd B/C-1Fairview C-1 North Frederick St B-1/2Fairview Pk C/D-1 North King St B-2Fenian St C-2 North Wall Quay C/D-2Georges Quay C-2 Northumberland Rd C-3Grafton St B/C-2 O’Connell St B-2 GIve us a smile Mollydublin.inyourpocket.com August - September 2012
  • 49. Dublin’s Favourite Casino Free MembershipThe Fitzwilliam Casino & Card ClubClifton Hall | Lower Fitzwilliam St | Dublin 2 | IrelandTel: 01-6114677 | Visit: www.fitzwilliamcardclub.com 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly