Tell Me About Dublin


#1

Thinking of going to see Interpol there in November and making a weekend of it.

Where’s good to go and best avoided?

I’ve never actually been to Ireland yet so thought would be a good chance to see for the first time and see Interpol too (live in South of England but can’t do the RAH Interpol date).

Cheers


#2

it’s very good but very expensive so be aware

try and avoid Temple Bar as that’s the main ‘tourist’ pub area. It’s okay to have a quick look but not spend any amount of time there

when I went it was better finding authentic pubs down side streets and the like. there are loads


#3

@cutthelights to thread.


#4

Biggest city in Europe.


#5

I’ve been quite a few times - I was there last in November.

I wouldn’t completely avoid Temple Bar, but just be aware that it is a bit more touristy. It is right by the river though, and it is where most of the shops and bars are. Like @TKC says, there are better ones are down the side streets, but imagine you’d never been to London and someone said not to bother going to see, I don’t know, Nelsons Column, and instead telling you to go and find other things instead.


#6

Ah yes, because it’s always increasing in size exponentially.


#7

why is that though?


#8

Catholicism and contraception


#9

Dublin = fucking cracking city


#10

Follow up to Rum, Sodomy and the Lash?


#11

Shithole


#12

Dublin is popular, but I reckon Belfast in NI will eventually be more popular as a destination.

You just can’t keep a good county down.


#13

Have a doughnut, there are doughnut shops everywhere. Go to the jail, that was quite good.


#14

Oh, THAT Belfast


#15

I watched the Bourdain episode from Dublin last night. It’s the only one i’ve seen that i didn’t think was excellent. Some of the choices seemed a bit generic, but the scenes in the first pub, think it was called Gravediggers, made me want to jump on a plane. It’s probably a shitey tourist trap, but looked brilliant to me, just hiding behind a gate, sinking pints of the black stuff, eating coddle, standing room only in a dark 200-year old pub - that’s what i want.


#16

Echoing this big time, temple bar is full of pubs where you can pay upwards of €7 for a pint

Some nicer ‘traditional’ pubs in the city centre for yer lovely Guinness would be Kehoe’s, Grogan’s, Toner’s (great beer garden), Doyle’s

For craft beer wankery, Against the Grain, P Mac’s, Black Sheep are all good

Whelan’s for yer pub playing indie tunes with a nightclub attached. Workman’s and Grand Social are also great late bar/clubs with an indie/alt bent


#17

There’s a HMS one as well


#18

When I was there they were digging up a lot of the city and there was some rugby on, so it was insanely, unpleasantly busy.


#19

that was probably down to the works to extend the Luas (tram) line, that’s finished now. traffic is still insane though


#20

Dublin has been being rebuilt bit by bit for the last 20 years I reckon. There was cranes all over when I was there last year.