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21–24 January 2018RDS, Dublin, Ireland

Real Dublin, in a nutshell.


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The Pigs Ear

Two restaurants in one. On the first floor you’ll find the consistently good fare that put it on the best restaurants list. Upstairs you can enjoy a unique and intimate experience.

thepigsear.com

Eat

The Winding Stair

The Winding Stair (and it is winding) is nearby, with fusion food served is always popular. Before going up the stairs, browse in the best literary bookstore in Dublin.

winding-stair.com

Drink

Grogans

Good enough for many great writers (Patrick Kavanagh was a regular) and it’s a great place to sit and eavesdrop apparently!

Drink

Kehoes

With its long mahogany bar and a snug snug for quiet pints of plain and toasties Kehoes is one of the city’s must-visit Victorian pubs.

Visit

National Museum Collins Barracks

The oldest military barracks in all of Europe houses the Decorative Arts & History section of the National Museum.

museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Visit

Little Museum of Dublin

Tells the remarkable story of Dublin in the 20th Century. The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects: today there are over 5,000 artefacts in the collection.

www.littlemuseum.ie

Shop

Powerscourt Townhouse

A magnificent setting for a small, unexpected shopping arcade. With lots of artisan shops, gorgeous cafes and international brands. 

www.powerscourtcentre.ie

Shop

George’s Street Arcade

Europe’s oldest shopping centres, in an enclosed Victorian market. Selling anything from funky jewellery, trendy clothes, collector’s items, it is reminiscent of the famous covered passages of Paris.

Stay

Aberdeen Lodge B&B

Enjoy a warm welcome in this beautiful ivy covered mansion in the heart of sleepy Ballsbridge.

aberdeen-lodge.com

Web

heritageireland.ie

heritageireland.ie

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Walking Tour of 1916 Rising Sites

To celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Uprising, which was the opening shot in Ireland’s bid for independence as a Republic,  why not take the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour of Dublin. It was founded in 1996 by a Dublin historian Lorcan Collins and consistently gets five-star reviews.

It leaves daily at 11.30am (Sundays at 13.00) from the International Bar, Wicklow St, Dublin 2   and lasts 2 hours.

www.1916rising.com

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Hidden Dublin - Tours

Anyone interested in seeing unusual parts of Dublin, rarely visited by tour organisers, can find a choice of tours from Hidden Dublin .They reveal the dark mysteries and colourful history across many locations. This city has produced some quite astounding characters and stories across the centuries. Walking and bus tours.

www.hiddendublinwalks.com

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Tradfest 2016

A Festival showcasing the full spectrum of of traditional and folk music in some of Dublin City's most unique venues. 25th-29th  January http://www.templebartrad.com/

www.templebartrad.com