An August 2002 trip
to Dublin by lucia gismondi
Quote: Dublin is a nice modern small capital that hasn'tlost its traditions ,despite many shop chains you can find all over the world. You won't find many artistic monuments,but you'll enjoy a typical atmosphere.Two days are enough to get in touch with its soul and see the essential.
2. Enter in as many pubs that you can in Temple Bar. Try all types of beer; chat with other customers. Dubliners are curious about foreigners.
3. Visit the Trinity College, situated in the very center of the town. The exposition of the book of Kells is interesting and very well designed. However, the guided tour is expensive and not worth it if you have children or if you don't understand English.
In the center, we always walked because distances are not huge and there are many pedestrian areas or large avenues where you are not bothered by the traffic. On the other hand, traffic didn't appear to us so chaotic as in other big towns. When you are tired,there are no public benches where you can sit and relax, except in the parks (St.Stephen Green and Merrion Park).
Hotel | "Staunton on the Green"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 9, 2002
Stauntons On The Green
83 ST STEPHENS GREEN
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 10, 2002
Gallagher's Boxty House
20-21 Temple Bar
+353 1 677 2762
Restaurant | "Oliver Gogarty"
Oliver St John Gogarty
58/59 Fleet Street
+353 1 671 1822; +35
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 10, 2002
Shelbourne Hotel Tearoom
St. Stephen Geen South
Attraction | "National Museum of Ireland"
The National Wax Museum Plus
4 Foster Place, Temple Bar
+353 1 671 8373
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 9, 2002
29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street
Attraction | "Castle of Dublin"
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 9, 2002
+353 1 677 7129
+353 (1) 608 1000
Attraction | "The Porterhouse Brewing Company"
Porterhouse Brewing Company
16-18 Parliament Street
+353 1 679 8847
Attraction | "the turk's head"
+353 1 679 9701
Almost in front of Trinity College