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Grafton Street Tips (45)

James Joyce

Do you know who did we meet in Grafton street?

James Joyce, would you believe? He didn't accept any kind of conversation, but didn't refuse a picture. Not bad, but I do prefer his words to his image.

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solopes
Apr 09, 2016

IT USED TO BE A COUNTRY LANE

Grafton Street is one of the city's main shopping areas, along with Henry Street . The street was named after the illegitimate son of Charles II, the first duke of Grafton. In 1708 the Dawson family started to develop the street which was just a country lane back then, and soon it became a fashionable place to live as people constructed their residential homes. Since the 1980's it has become pedestianised and has shops from one end to the other.

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davidjo
Jul 28, 2015

SAND SCULPTURE IN GRAFTON STREET

I don't know how this fellow manages to take his bags of sand to Grafton Street but he deserves a few cents just for getting it there. Today he made a sculpture of a crocodile and again his takings seemed to be meager. Let us hope he changes the sand sculpture each day as people would be tired of seeing the same thing.

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davidjo
Jul 28, 2015

EXCELLENT MUSIC IN GRAFTON STREET

If you like music there are no shortage of buskers to listen to in Grafton Street as there is one every 50 m or so, and most were very good. I stopped and listened to one guy who played a couple of my favorite Pink Floyd songs so i dropped a few coins in hos hat. There seemed to be too many musicians and pickings appeared to be scant as i discreetly eyed their collections. These musicians all have a permit for playing on the street, as it is not allowed to perform without this.

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Jul 28, 2015
 
 
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Fernanda's favorite

Grafton street is the most commercial street of Dublin. Closed to traffic, you may find there... the usual!

All the great brands that are taking control of the world, and all locals and visitors in a constant parade.

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solopes
Mar 01, 2015

Shops, buskers, and Molly Malone!

Grafton Street is Dublin's most popular shopping street. I loved the fact that no matter what time of the day I happened to be walking up this pedestrian street, it was always full of people and action. There are plenty of chain stores, including Brown Thomas, Ireland's most exclusive department store. Apart from shopping, Grafton Street is also well known for its numerous buskers, and while some had clearly better try to find another day job, others are very talented and fun to watch or listen to. Another well known landmark on Grafton Street is the statue of Molly Malone, the fictional heroine of the popular song set in Dublin. The beautiful fishmonger is represented as a rather busty young lady, clad in a pretty revealing dress. Of course, this goes hand in hand with the legend that Molly Malone might have been selling more than cockles and mussels, and it didn't take long before Dubliners found a nickname for the statue which became known as "The Tart with the Cart"!

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Jefie
May 23, 2009

Window Shopping & More

Grafton Street is a pedestrian street running between Trinity College and Saint Stephen's Green that is primarily a shopping district, but provides much more. The street is lined with various shops, including some designers. Stores include Brown Thomas, River Island, jewelry, and a Ted Baker boutique. In various parts of the street are performers of different styles, including guitar musicians, a string quartet, statue impersonators, didgeridoo musician, and others. It is a great way to spend time strolling, enjoying the talent (a various levels), and people watching. There are cafes along the street including the famous Bewley's (although I did not enter it). At the north end of the street is the Molly Malone statue, and at the south end is St Stephen's Green and a shopping center.

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Jase1177
May 23, 2009

A little shopping in Grafton Street

Located in the heart of Dublin is the pedestrian only cobble-stoned street with plenty of shopping and activites.

There are a few nice shops for some retail therapy as well as some places to stop to have either something to eat or a few drinks. You'll also find a lot of activity like hawkers and buskers to entertain you.

At the end of Grafton Street you will find St. Stephen's Green as well as St. Stephen's Green Shopping center.

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Apr 30, 2009
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"Ultra Trendy Capital City"
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"AT LAST I MADE IT TO DUBLIN"
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"Dublin"
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"Great place - but not the real Ireland"
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Grafton Street

Every major city has one. A street just for tourists and shoppers. Grafton Street is that street in Dublin. Grafton Street runs from St. Stephen's Green to College Green and is the main pedestrian mall in the city. We did not spend a lot of time here, but did want to take a walk on the famous street and see some of the sights. We were here in early January so the Christmas decorations were still hanging across the street.

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littlesam1
Mar 26, 2009

Grafton Street

A pedestrian street, where the rental is the highest in Europe according to our tour guide. Not sure if that is quite correct, but have to believe the man. Grafton Street is all about shopping. It's where all the trendy shops in Dublin are located.

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mvtouring
Mar 14, 2009

Shopoholic's paradise.

Grafton Street is an up market shopping area in Dublin's city centre. It is pedestrianised for easy movement (in theory, because it might be quite busy with "traffic" sometimes). It is very hard to dodge the traffic down this short street on Saturday afternoon when all Dubs (and tourists) go out for a walk, a sip of Latte or for a shopping spree. And Grafton Street is a shoppers paradise!
All popular brands have their shops out there (River Island, TopShop and TopMen, Marks and Spencer Next, Dunnes Stores, La Senza and many others). Also there is the famous and extremely expensive Brown Thomas there! The poshest place of all posh, where on the bottom you can buy MAC cosmetics (well, not only but MAC only has it's store there) and upper levels have clothes and accessories for women, men and children. But... Brown Thomas is most famous for the portier that opes the door :)
It is a fun place not only for shopping but also because of the live street performances.
It is true what they say:
"Grafton Street's a wonderland
With magic in the air . . ."

So come, visit, shop or just enjoy a Bewleys mocca (or Starbuck's Latte if you wish). Grafton Street leads you to the green where you can sit down and relax after a busy morning.

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lbhspatriot
Dec 27, 2008

Wander Grafton Street

We wandered Grafton Street and it's many shops bracing ourselves against the wind. We then hopped the Dart and sat across from two colorful gentlemen, one who was chatty with a wonderful Irish brogue and one who had too much Guinness.

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Goner
Oct 31, 2008

Things to Do Near Grafton Street

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St. Ann's Church

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Dublin Civic Museum - closed 2003

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Tourist Information Centre, Suffolk Street

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1916 Rebellion walking tour

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Molly Malone Statue

Molly malone is a character in a famous Irish folk song, In this song Malone is a fish hawker. The statute which sits on Grafton street just outside Trinity University was unveiled in 1988 for the...
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