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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
"On this tour that's as educational as it is recreational you'll embark on an animated and entertaining journey through the sights and sounds that inspired great Irish writers including James Joyce George Bernard Shaw Brendan Behan Sean O'Casey Samuel Beckett Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats - not forgetting modern scribes like Seamus Heaney
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Dublin Freedom Pass: Transport and Sightseeing
"Your Dublin Freedom Ticket is valid for 72 hours from the time of first use making it perfect for a short vacation or to help you get your bearings at the start of a longer trip. After redeeming your voucher for your pass you’ll also receive a map with detailed information about Dublin and its famous attractions. Use the map to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The pass includes airport transfers by Airlink Express a Dublin hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour public transport by bus around the city (daytime only) and discounted entry to select top city attractions.Airlink 747 Express Service:Use the bus service to travel between Dublin Airport and the city center Temple Bar and all Dublin train and bus stations. The convenient service operates daily every 15 – 20 minutes.Dublin Green Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:Show your pass on a choice of two routes around the city
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Dublin Viking Duck Tour
"Meet your guide near St Stephens Green in central Dublin and set off on your sightseeing adventure by ‘duck’ — an amphibious remodeled war craft that doubles up as a river boat. Put on your Viking helmet and then relax aboard your eye-catching mode of transport while listening to your guide’s funny anecdotes a and discover fun facts about some of the city highlights that are taken in on the land-based past of your tour. See Mansion House the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin and have your camera ready to capture big-name sights such as Christ Church Cathedral and St Patrick’s Cathedral with its elaborate Gothic façade. Your guide will encourage everyone on board to join in with the commentary by giving pantomime-styl prepare for a splash as you enter the water of Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock and cruise back along the waterway to the start point. Step back onto dry land near St Stephen’s Green
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Grafton Street Tips (45)

Shop first, worry about the bill later

Grafton Street is all about shopping. It's where all the trendy shops in Dublin are located. It's also where my wife used the Mastercard the most. There are a variety of street performers that we saw and some were very good.
Even if you don't want to shop it's worth a trip to Grafton Street just for the people watching. If it's raining you can also check out the St. Stephens Green Mall which is off Grafton Street.

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Cruefan
May 31, 2005

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

A Nice Stroll. . .Mind the Crowds

We spent part of a Saturday strolling up Grafton Street - because it's one of those things you do when you're in Dublin. We weren't alone - in fact the street was packed with so many tourists that we didn't take our time at all!

It was a nice stroll in a city that is already very pedestrian friendly. I got a couple gifts for friends at home from one of the vendors.

I think Grafton Street would be nicer on a week night when one had time to shop a bit.

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cpiers47
Sep 28, 2007

5th most expensive in the world

People will pay 300,000 euro to live in what is basically a glorified cardboard box in Dublin. It is not therefore surprising that Grafton street, the premier shopping street has the fifth highest rents in the world.

Despite this the shops are pretty much 'mid-market' with the addition of the fairly upscale department store 'Brown Thomas'.

Grafton street was pedestrainised many years ago, and this makes it a good place to wander. Numbers have risen significantly since the arrival of the LUAS trams than depoisit people at the top of the street by St Stephen's green.

The street is often populated by buskers of varying quality. Some are virtually professional and draw large audiences. Others, well...

Sunday is often the best day to catch the better ones.

The street is also home to a few flower sellers who have impressive displays of their wares out on the street.

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Nov 08, 2006
 
 
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Grafton Street

The Grafton Street is a pedestrian zone and a very popular shopping street in Dublin. It goes from Trinity College to the large St. Stephen's Green Shopping mall with it's glass facade and roof. The street is always busy and there are always street artists or musicians entertaining the people passing by. Many pubs are in this region, so there's no problem finding a place to relax between the stroll through the many shops.

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Ines28
Oct 17, 2004

Grafton Street

Grafton Street... Dublin's pedestrian shopping street - always full of activity... go there on a Saturday afternoon to see it fully packed: heaven and hell at the same time - but full of life. People shopping and people-watching, with a large number of street musicians, poets, mime artists and street painters as a frame.

Grafton Street runs joins St. Stephen's Green in the south and College Green/Trinity College in the north and was named after the first Duke of Grafton, who owned the area around there and a country lane - now turned into this busy street. Don't expect it to be long: it takes 5 minutes to walk it, if you ignore the shops and the performers. Personally it never works for me: I tried timing it on a quiet day: 20 minutes including window-watching stops; on a busy saturday afternoon it took me 45 minutes.

Basically, anything you need to buy can be found in this street - or in one of the side streets. There's only one things that this street doesn't have: pubs! It must be the only publess-street in Dublin...

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call_me_rhia
Aug 27, 2008

Bewley's Oriental Cafe at Grafton Street

The Bewley's Oriental Cafe is the landmark of Grafton Street. It is not the oldest branch of the 150 year old institution of Dublin but very popular amongst tourists and residents. It has preserved a great victorian charme, and the balcony on the first floor is very good for people watching!

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Ines28
Oct 17, 2004

Keeps the rain out

Grafton street is generally considered to be the premier shopping street in the capital, and it is crowned at one end by the fairly impressive St Stephen's green shopping centre.

At least it tries to make some sort of architectural statement. I thinks that it looks like a cross between a Mararajah's palace and a tacky cruise liner, but what do I know ?

Inside the light airy space is added to by the impressive ironwork, the cafes and a huge freestanding clock.

The shops tend to more of the run-of-the-mill high-street variety than anything else, but if you have to do shopping...then it has to be done.

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Grafton Street

This completely pedestrianized street is probably the most famous in Dublin. It runs from College Green in front of Trinity College up to St. Stephen's Green and is lined with shops, cafes, street performers and flower sellers. Some of the highlights include Dublin's most famous cafe, Bewley's Oriental, upscale department stores like Brown Thomas and Mark's & Spencer. There's also a cool bookstore, simply called Dublin Bookshop.

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acemj
Jun 07, 2003

Enjoy colorful Graffton St.

This pedestrian street is the main commercial artery south of the Liffey. It’s packed with interesting cafés, expensive boutiques, and traditional Irish craft shops. In a word, everything for the tourist. Nevertheless, what I most enjoyed of the place is that it seems to be the preferred place for the streets artist of the city to play their performances. For instance, the specialty of this girl was to play the violin with her eyes closed… and she was fairly good in doing that! :-)

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agarcia
Mar 31, 2003

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

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

Things to Do Near Grafton Street

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Literary Pub Crawl

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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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