J.T. Pim’s

Located in the heart of the Dame District, JT Pim’s is styled as a local bar in the city centre. They offer quality drinks in comfortable surrounds. From local craft beers such as the 5 Lamps and Galway Hooker ranges, to fine wines and…
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Iveagh Gardens by Pat Liddy

Every city has a secret park, an oasis of green and seclusion not generally noticed by the locals and totally overlooked by tourists. In Dublin that elusive park is Iveagh Gardens. It is located behind and surrounded by Earlsfort Terrace,…
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Bloomsday by Pat Liddy

There is one unique day celebrated in Dublin every year that has no real comparison anywhere else in the world. That day is known as Bloomsday and falls on June 16. Hundreds of people, maybe even a few thousand, stroll the streets of the…
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Handel’s Messiah by Pat Liddy

After a sea-sickening voyage, George Frederic Handel arrived into the harbour of Dublin on November 18, 1741, possibly landing on the pier where the Clarence Hotel is today (Wellington Quay). He quickly sorted himself into his lodgings on…
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St Valentine by Pat Liddy

Saints come in all shapes, semblances, devotion and demeanour but rarely, yet undeservedly, is anyone revered because of his or her relationship with shared love and marriage. Valentine, officially San Valentino of Terni in Italy, he of…
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The GPO by Pat Liddy

Now one of Dublin’s most historic and iconic buildings, the General Post Office (GPO) might never have been where it is on O’Connell Street had not some houses collapsed there in 1796. First bid to redevelop the site, this time for a…
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THE FRIARY

Located by the river on the corner of the historic Shandon Street and North Mall, The Friary is a unique combination of old, new and eccentric. It's a homely craft beer bar with delicious gins and tonics. Look out for their astonishing…
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