The GATE THEATRE has a fantastic programm ---- some of it's annual festivals are of course in hommage to Samuel Beckett....
In 1991, the Gate Theatre held the first Beckett Festival, producing all 19 of Samuel Beckett?s stage plays. It then toured to the Lincoln Center, New York in 1996 where New York Post saw it as ?a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a comprehensive overview of one of the major dramatists in the last half of the 20th century?. It was subsequently invited to the Barbican Centre, London in 1999.
This April, the Gate will play a major role in Ireland?s celebrations to mark the centenary of Samuel Beckett?s birth, producing a selection of Beckett?s stage plays, presented simultaneously at the Gate and the Barbican Centre.
The programme includes new productions of Endgame, Rockaby, Ohio Impromptu, Play, Catastrophe, Footfalls and Come and Go; reprisals of the world-renowned productions of Waiting for Godot directed by Walter Asmus and Krapp?s Last Tape starring John Hurt; as well as a new stage-adaptation of Beckett?s TV play Eh Joe, conceived and directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Michael Gambon.
On the weekend of Beckett?s birthday (13th April) the Gate will present a focus weekend which will include readings of the author?s poetry and prose in English and French.
For more information please check www.gate-theatre.ie
Date: from 01/04/2006 to 31/05/2006
Venue: Gate Theatre
Price: ?16.00 - 27.00
Type of Event: Theatre
Dress Code: no sneakers
I have seen jeans ...
Address: Cavendish Row - Dublin
Directions: Gate Theatre - Dublin city centre
Phone: + 353 1 874 4045
Unfortunately I have forgotten the streetname but you will be able to find it when you ask anyone!
Great pub with live Irish music on the second floor and a reataurant on the third floor.
And another good thing is that this pub did not close until 02:30 instead of the usual 23:30!!
Directions: City Centre
Amusement City is one of the largest gaming clubs in the city of Dublin and has also one of the most beautiful interior decorations with more than 200 slot machines. There are quite a number of gaming clubs within the city center of Dublin but this elegant gaming club is our favourite. If you intend to pass your time in the evening in the city, this is an ideal place for you. We are not addicted gamblers and we just want to have some fun while on our vacation in a foreign country. So our advice is it is better to set your gambling limit. Leave the gaming club as soon as you have used up your gambling limit. They also have table games for more serious gamblers. The casino opened to the public since 1974. Enjoy some refreshments in the casino which is provided to gamblers free of charge.
No admission fees and/or deposits are required for entering the casino and you are not required to produce your passport for registration and identification. This is not required by law in Ireland. They open until quite late at night and probably until early in the morning. You may e-mail to the following address for more information regarding this gaming club:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.
Address: 4 Westmoreland Street, Dublin
Directions: Located between O'Connell Street and Grafton Street near Trinity College in the heart of the city of Dublin.
Phone: +353 1 4743273
Riverdance is widely popular in Europe, USA and Asia and perhaps throughout the world. The show returns to its "home base" Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Unfortunately this summer season's show is coming to an end. The show at Gaiety Theatre has begun on 27th June this year and will end on 1st September. The last show on Sunday the 1st of September is at 5.30 p.m. sharp. If you are in Dublin before this date, go for it. This is an excellent show. It is a delight to watch this Riverdance show and we certainly enjoyed the show that evening. We consider it one of the highlights of our trip to Dublin.
Tickets to the show are priced between €25.00 and €50.00 per adult and can be purchased online with a small service charge. We bought our tickets two weeks before arriving in Dublin to avoid disappointment as the show is highly popular and is often performed full house every evening. Unfortunately photography and video recording are not allowed when the show begins simply because of copyright reason.
The Gaiety Theatre itself has a comparatively small stage but big enough for the whole dance troupe dancing together at any one time. The decor in the theatre is just ok according to our opinion as we have seen much better theatre in Europe. Since the theatre is small, you have a clear view of the show wherever you sit in the theatre.
Before watching this amazing Riverdance live in Dublin, we have seen Riverdance only on television or U-tube. Nevertheless watching live at Gaiety Theatre is way much better than watching on television or U-tube as the atmosphere and the sound system in the theatre are superb. We were quite fortunate to see Riverdance in Dublin as this popular dance troupe has always been busy touring around the world. If you miss the chance to see this Riverdance at Gaiety Theatre, perhaps you can satisfy yourself by watching some free riverdance performing at some of the hotels in the city.
Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.
Address: King Street South, Dublin
Directions: Gaiety Theatre is located just across the road from Stephen's Green Shopping Centre near St. Stephen's Green Park south of Grafton Street.
Phone: +353 1 8894900
If you're in your 20s or 30s and looking for a fun area to go drinking, hit up Temple Bar. We actually stayed in this hood when we were there the first time. You meet a TON of people and everyone is there for the same reason ... to drink and have fun! The Temple Bar and The Auld Dubliner are great fun. The Temple Bar is A LOT bigger than it looks from the outside. Auld Dubliner had great live music. A lot of pubs don't let under 23s in ... which is great, because it weeds out the sometimes irritating younger crew. Less riff raff in the pubs is good.
Dress Code: Casual. You can dress up cute in a skirt or dress or wear jeans and a T. Anything works.
Directions: Temple Bar
Temple Bar collects people from all over the world. In that crazy atmospher everybody feels unity with all strangers who becomes friends for one evening. Life consist of moments and people who fills even one of them makes your life more colourfull.
Dress Code: casual
Directions: Temple Bar area
Try one over the eight - all brewed here.
The Porterhouse chain only has three pubs - in Bray, Temple bar (Dublin) and London.
The pub in Parliment Street is perhaps mainly frequented by tourists and beer-lovers, rather than 'locals' , but is still very worthwhile sampling.
The signs in the pub could be seen as a direct dig against Guinness -
e.g "Home of the best stout in the world", when the Guinness brewery is only about half a mile up the road. Another sign says "Home of the largest Irish-owned brewery in the world".
They brew eight different beers here, including several stouts (originally called Porters after the men who used to drink the stuff in ancient markets), ales and lagers.
I was especially enamoured of the Porterhouse Red, which was a fine hoppy brew.
This micro-brewery is a refreshing throwback to the days when the Liffey was lined with small breweries - before the days of mass production and mass-marketing. Support it - and enjoy it!
Address: Parliment street, Dublin
Directions: Temple Bar area near the Liffey
Looking for a night out, we happened here only because it was near our hotel. We seemed to be the only tourists. Nice to find a local place, but got lots of looks...
There is live traditional music and at about 9pm-10pm some older couples appeared and began dancing on a little spot o' wood floor space available. Kind of looked like square dancing--but whatever-- it was fun to watch! Walls were heavily decorated with newspapers articles umpteen years old...
Dress Code: Casual
Address: 12 Lower Bridge St., Dublin
This place was right next to our hotel and had late hours, so it was very convenient to stop here for one last drink, an "outee."
Nice seating inside. Dark, rich interior. It's where I discovered Smithdicks and my friend, Carlsberg. And her husband stuck with his Guinness...
Dress Code: casual
Address: 15/16 Parkgate, Dublin
Directions: near Guiness Brewery
Day before St Pats Day, we'd come out of the Guinness Warehouse, down the main road towards the city centre. We needed to stop for the loo, so we went into this little pub (i wish i could remember its name!) and we ended up having 2 pints here! There were the locals sat in the corner playing Irish songs, a group of them with their wives, it was a wonderful atmosphere! We chatted to another bloke at the bar. After that we decided this would be where we come after the Parade on St Pats Day. We didnt want to go to the Americanised pubs or Temple Bar that you can go to anywhere in the world. We wanted a traditional irish pub whilst in Ireland, and this is exactly what it was! Brilliant!
Dress Code: casual
Directions: it was on the same side of the road as the guinness warehouse but about 5 mins walk towards the city
The Magic Carpet is an old bar, located within walking distance from my father in laws house. We went to a few bars, but we did a lot of our drinking at home. I just remember the Magic Carpet because it was really old, kind of 70's style, a little run down and ratty, but I liked it! It was casual, a good place to have a few drinks, hang out with the locals and it was unpretentious, plus we did not have to drive!!
Dress Code: Casual, anything goes....jeans and tshirt type of place, or you can dress a little nicer if you wanted to I guess.
Directions: The Magic Carpet
Cornelscourt Village, Dublin !8
01 289 5678
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Dublin nowadays has more posh and pretentious places than you could possibly shake a stick at. They're quite often the main focus of local mockery and as such are not favoured among the 'aulder' generation. Young urban hipsters, however, are taking to these places like fish to water. The pic features Cocoon, one of the cool loungy hangouts. You can find this and much more at the following sites:
Especially short-time visitors might be more inclined to look for the old-fashioned pubs to get a bit of a taste for the auld Irish atmosphere. In that case Toner's in Baggot Street and The Long Hall in George Street would be your best bets. Then again, why not spoil yourself and indulge in a little trend-setting? In any case, Dublin has plenty of bars to satisfy any serious drinker's needs!
Dress Code: Dress up and make an effort: everyone else does it!
Directions: All over Dublin city centre
Here's a list of some places I used to like, and which are still open as far as I know. They are all in the city centre, in the southside, unless otherwise stated. Let's start with one address for clubs: Fibber Magee's in Parnell St (Northside) for alternative music. I tried many other places, but obviously they were a bit too posh.
Dublin means music and it's really sad not to enjoy some locals bands while there, so here's a list of live music venues: The Baggot Inn in Baggot Street, and Whelans at 25 Wexford Street usually have rock bands playing. The Mean Fiddler in Wexford St, Mother Redcaps Tavern in Back Lane (Christchurch)and Slattery's at 129 Capel Street (northside) have either folk rock or traditional musicians playing.
Pubwise, there's one for every taste: none of the following attract a fashionable crowd, so skip them if you are interested in the show-off scene: Brogan's in Dame St was my local, so it's top of the list. Interesting pubs used to be the Norseman at 27-8 East Essex Street, the Palace Bar at 21 Fleet Street and the Temple Bar in Essex Street East. All three are located in the Temple Bar area. Off Grafton St I recommend Bruxelles in Harry St (only for hardcore rockers) or McDaids at 3 Harry Street. Grogans Pub at 15 South William Street used to have an interesting crowd too. In the Northside my votes go to the Parnell Mooney at 72 Parnell Street, Mulligan's at 8 Poolbeg St and the Peacock in Bathal Brugha St.
Dress Code: All are casual spots. Bruxelles: biker outfits wil help you blend it. Fibber Magees: alternative.
Address: see above for addresses
Directions: All in the city centre - south and northside
Whelan's Pub is the pub seen in the movie P.S. I Love You. It has a live band every night and affordable drinks! The atmosphere is great and the people are very friendly. They have tv's throughout the place for live rugby or football matches and some seating, though not much.
Dress Code: Casual
Address: 25 Wexford Street
Directions: South end of Dublin, below Temple Bar region slightly to the left (on a map) of St. Stephen's Green.
Phone: 01 478 0766
Website: http://www.whelanslive.comRelated to:
Atmospheric little ancient pub, full of photos and mementoes, including the old claim to fame that James Joyce drunk here!
They put lunch and dinners on - but like everywhere in Dublin it is expensive to eat for budget travellers. (Irish Stew for 12 euro!) Well we cooked that at our apartment...
However, its good to go and have a drink, and lose yourself in the Irish music which is on nightly.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Address: Bridge Street Lower. Dublin
Directions: On the side of the river where ChristChurch Cathedral is.