Saint Patricks, Dublin



Dublin

Some helpful information about Dublin gathered from various sources
More information will be added as I find it

Arrival in Dublin Things to Do Lodging Pubs Dining

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any personal information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

Arrival in Dublin

Once you arrive at the airport in Dublin, you have several options for getting to your hotel.
Several companies provide rental cars at the airport.
Dublin Airport is accessible by over 1,000 buses and coaches daily, reaching many areas in and around Dublin and towns and cities across Ireland.
Taxis are available from the forecourts directly outside Terminal 1 & Terminal 2. Passengers should follow Taxi signage to the designated taxi ranks. A taxi dispatcher is available at either taxi rank if you require any further information or assistance.



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Things to do

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

  • The Dublin Pass

    The Dublin Pass
    From the website: The Dublin Pass is your passport to Dublin that gives you FREE ENTRY to over 27 favourite attractions! Not only does The Dublin Pass offer great value and convenience, it also allows you to be a VIP and skip the queues at Dublin's major attractions.
  • Temple Bar Area

    Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin. It has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. It is promoted as "Dublin's cultural quarter" and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists.

    • Located here are many Irish cultural institutions, including the Irish Photography Centre (incorporating the Dublin Institute of Photography, the National Photographic Archives and the Gallery of Photography), the Ark Children's Cultural Centre, the Irish Film Institute, incorporating the Irish Film Archive, the Temple Bar Music Centre, the Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Temple Bar Gallery and Studio, the Project Arts Centre, the Gaiety School of Acting, as well as the Irish Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Ireland.
    • The Temple Bar Book Market is held on Saturdays and Sundays in Temple Bar Square.
    • Meetinghouse Square is home to the Temple Bar Food Market every Saturday.
    • The Cow's Lane Market is a fashion and design market which takes place on Cow's Lane every Saturday.
  • Christ Church Cathedral

    Christ Church Cathedral
    Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 1 677 8099
    From the website: People have been coming to this place to worship God for nearly one thousand years. While the building has journeyed through many changes over the centuries, the constancy of its witness has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any cathedral is to reflect through its beauty the transcendence of God. Every year thousands of visitors come through our doors to either visit a site of unique heritage or to celebrate with us in our liturgies. Irrespective of denomination, faith or non faith we welcome everyone as a pilgrim and it is our hope that as the pilgrim leaves, he or she will have been touched in some way by the love of God which shines in the beauty of this place. Maybe some day you will come as a pilgrim and visit this place which is the heart of Dublin.
    Here is a link to Christ Church Cathedral information from the Sacred Destinations website.
    And another link to Christ Church Cathedral information from The Dublin Pass website.
  • Saint Patrick's Cathedral

    Saint Patrick's Cathedral
    Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 1 453 9472
    From the website: Built in honour of Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick's Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191, and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican communion). Today the Cathedral is open to all people as both an architectural and historical site, but principally as a place of worship. Charges are made for those visiting for sightseeing and your contribution directly supports the future of this holy and historic building.
    Here is a link to Saint Patrick's Cathedral information from the Sacred Destinations website.
    And another link to Saint Patrick's Cathedral information from The Dublin Pass website.
  • Guinness Storehouse

    Guinness Storehouse
    St James's Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Telephone: + 353 1 408 4800
    From the website: Come and explore Ireland's number one visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous GUINNESS® brand and company. This historical building is central to Dublin's and Ireland's heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of GUINNESS®, telling the story from its origins here at St. James's Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world.
  • Saint Stephen's Green

    Saint Stephen's Green information from the DublinTourist.com website.
    Enclosed in 1664 and laid out in its present form in 1880, this 22 acre park is landscaped with flower beds, trees, a fountain and a lake. There is a bandstand and several memorials to notable Dubliners.
  • Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

    Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
    Stephens Green West, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 (01) 4780888
    From the website: Centrally located in the heart of the most prestigious shopping area of Dublin City. Surrounded by history & buzzing youthful energy. With over 100 outlets under the roof, a visit is a must for any visitor to the Dublin's City Centre. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. Where Grafton Street begins!
  • Merrion Square

    Merrion Square
    Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
    A park featuring colourful flower and shrub beds, it is one of Dublin's largest and grandest Georgian squares. Surrounded by Georgian Houses, the garden of Leinster House, and two museums. Many of the houses have plaques detailing the rich and famous who once lived in them. Keep an eye out for the statue of Oscar Wilde reclining on a rock.
    Merrion Square information from the Dublin City Council website.
    Two links for the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery: Merrion Art; Merrion Square Art
  • Dublin Writers Museum

    Dublin Writers Museum
    18 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 1 872 2077
    From the website: Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore, or simply enjoy Dublin's immense literary heritage. At the Writers Museum, Dublin's literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items.
    Combined tickets available with either the James Joyce Museum and The Shaw Birthplace, and Malahide Castle.
  • James Joyce Centre

    James Joyce Centre
    35 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 1 878 8547
    From the website: The James Joyce Centre, Dublin is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. We are also the home of Bloomsday in Dublin, and organise events throughout the year to celebrate, discuss and promote the works of Ireland's greatest Modern writer.
    • James Joyce Tower and Museum information from the DublinTourist.com website.
      The Joyce Tower, Sandycove, Co. Dublin, Ireland
      Telephone: +353 01 280-9265 / 872-2077
      From the website: Originally built by the British as a defence against the expected Napoleonic invasion, this "Martello Tower" now houses a small museum dedicated to the life and works of James Joyce. It was here that he set the first chapter of the novel Ulysses. Set in a peaceful loaction in Sandycove, just a short walk from Dun laoghaire in South County Dublin. The collection here includes some of Joyce's personal possessions, photographs, letters, and first and rare editions of the book.
      James Joyce Tower and Museum information from the VisitDublin.com website.
      James Joyce Tower and Museum information from The Dublin Pass website.
  • Birthplace of George Bernard Shaw

    The Shaw Birthplace information from Tourist Information Dublin
    33 Synge Street, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 01 4750854
    From the website: G. B. Shaw was born in Synge Street, Dublin in 1856. The house was opened to the public in 1993. The first home of the renowned playwright has been restored to its Victorian charm and has the appearance that the family have just left for the afternoon. The neat terraced house is as much an exhibition of Victorian Dublin domestic life as of the early years of one of Dublin's Nobel Prize winners for literature.
    The Shaw Birthplace information from the VisitDublin.com website.
    The Shaw Birthplace information from the DublinTourist.com website.
    The Shaw Birthplace information from the The Dublin Pass website.
  • Malahide Castle

    Malahide Castle
    Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 1 846 2184
    From the website: Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home. It is one of the oldest and most historic castles in Ireland. From 1185 until 1975, it was the home of the Talbot family. This was a remarkable tenure by a single family and is one of the longest in Ireland.


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Lodging

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

  • Cassidy's Hotel

    Cassidy's Hotel website
    For a classic Dublin experience Cassidys hotel in Dublin city centre is the perfect choice. Cassidys hotel is a comfortable, family owned and operated, boutique styled hotel located in 3 converted Georgian buildings in the heart of Dublin's city centre.
    Address: 6-8 Cavendish Row, Upper O'Connell St, Dublin 1 IE
    Telephone: +353 (0)1 878 0555
    Email: stay@cassidyshotel.com
  • Dylan Hotel

    Dylan Hotel website
    This 5 star boutique city centre hotel is located on an exclusive Victorian street. The Dylan Hotel in Dublin 4 is nestled in the heart of Dublin city centre's most sophisticated quarter.
    Address: Eastmoreland Place, Dublin 4 IE
    Telephone: +353 1 6603000
    Email: justask@dylan.ie
  • The Morrison Hotel

    The Morrison Hotel website
    From the website: ...probably the hippest & coolest hotel in Dublin city centre. The inviting interior of this boutique hotel is a mix of high ceilings with pale white walls, original art, stone floors & hand crafted Irish carpets. This stylish Dublin Hotel is a haven of calm & is renowned for its great service, easy going atmosphere & chic hotel accommodation.
    Address: Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 1 887 2400
    Email: info@morrisonhotel.ie


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Pubs

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

  • Temple Bar Pub

    The Temple Bar Pub
    From the website: A tradition of a genuinely warm welcome and first rate friendly service, is the hallmark of the friendliest watering hole in Dublin. Whether you are alone or with a group of friends, the craic is mighty and you will always feel at home at the Temple Bar. Overseas and out of town visitors will find our staff to be a valuable mine of information on Dublin's history and sights and can recommend others places to visit to make your stay a memorable time.
    Address: 47/48 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 1672 5286/7



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Dining

These recommendations are from third parties. I do not have any information about these places. Take the recommendations but make allowance for the fact that tastes vary and you may find a different experience than what you read here.

  • Temple Bar Area

    Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin. It has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. It is promoted as "Dublin's cultural quarter" and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists.
    Located here are many tourist-focused nightclubs, restaurants and bars.



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