21–24 January 2018RDS, Dublin, Ireland
The Woollen Mills
Dining on several levels, including an outdoor patio with view of the river Liffey, the restaurant has been beautifully fitted into the old mill on the site.
The Cake Cafe
Set in a leafy courtyard, this is an oasis in the city centre where people enjoy sugar-dusted sponges, lemon slices, the most excellent coffee, glasses of processco, baked egg & soldiers or their famous beans on toast.
Marker Hotel Roof Bar
Repair to the Marker Hotel’s rooftop bar for sundowners and scenery while you drink in all the city’s landmarks.
Enjoy old Dublin charm and atmosphere just a stones throw from the canal. While its a landmark bar, largely unchanged for 100 years you’re more likely to find locals than tourists.
A fascinating place where science and art fuse into a single museum. Highly recommended for their good service for lunch and coffee.
We recommend putting the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin on your list – their newly restored Victorian glasshouses are a wonder to behold in
Markets with a Difference
A cooperative providing organic, non-gmo food to its members. Also sundays selling a variety of vintage, clothing and flea market goodies.
Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage and Knitting. Francis St just across from St Patrick’s Cathedral is brimming with antique and collectors’ shops and galleries.
Le Cool Dublin is a free weekly magazine distributed every Thursday that features a selection of cultural events and leisure activities, revealing the things you really shouldn’t miss. We filter out, among other things, the best art, film, music, and club nights, as well as a careful selection of extraordinary bars, restaurants and other fine places. Watch out for it in your stay.
To get a flavour of the old style Irish bar cum hardware shop, visit the quirky Mary’s Bar. From the outside, it looks ridiculously tiny – but it’s roomy inside. Catch an Irish music session on Tuesday evenings. 8 Wicklow St, D2
Cocu- the name derived from Counter Culture – the concept being to offer fast, over-the-counter, healthy food, using local, nutritious and seasonal ingredients. 9 Upper Baggot St Dublin 2
A neighbourhood dining room style restaurant offering stylish food in a relaxed setting. Its 5 course tasting menus get rave reviews from foodies (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).8 Sussex Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
If steak is your thing, you have to try this. New, very popular, but, unfortunately, no bookings accepted. A cracker for steak and stylish cocktails. 91b Dawson St, D2
What started out as a ‘pop-up’ fish and chips stall has become a permanent fixture in this old part of Dublin city, serving fresh local seafood. You cannot book but you could always have a pre-lunch/dinner drink in The Dice Bar opposite while you await your table.6 Queen St, Smithfield (Red Luas tramline to Smithfield stop)
Fallon & Byrne, the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire
This award-winning restaurant and food hall opened this sister restaurant recently in the magnificent setting of the People’s Park Dun Laoghaire. Climb afterwards to the rooftop deck for magnificent views of Dublin Bay. The People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire. Take the DART along Dublin Bay to Dun Laoghaire.